We get a lot of different reactions when we tell people that we are ‘permanently nomadic’. Most are surprised that we have chosen to do this while we are young (a compliment to us) and especially with children. Many people wait until they are retired to travel and others think traveling with children is too […]
On the tail end of a full week with the Denning Family, our great friends from Iowa, the Castenadas, came to visit us. I have been friends with Jessica for over 14 years and she’s been one of the few that has visited me in both Costa Rica and now Belize. Jessica & Salvador have […]
If you’ve read a few of our posts you know that we travel and do many adventures with our children. How many of you think that traveling with kids is tough? We slow travel this globe with a 3 & 1 year old and can definitively say that traveling with children is not hard. But, […]
It’s 2012, the famed year of the Maya when the current Mayan calendar ends. There is a large population of Maya in Belize, so it is appropriate that we would get to visit an authentic Mayan village in 2012. We deliberately did not read about Mayan life, history or much of anything. We wanted to experience […]
Dear Dangriga, It’s hard to write a letter like this, but we have to. We tried to like you, we really did. We normally see the good in a lot of places, but you did disappoint. Perhaps we came with expectations. We were warned via our bus breaking down twice on the way to see […]
I am going to tell you about our time in Hopkins, despite what I said in my last post. We’re not sure what it was about this town that made it so special to us. Perhaps we were just on the same frequency or we were craving its authentic vibe, but something captured and held […]
I really don’t want you to know about Hopkins. I don’t want tourism to spoil it. Placencia flirted with us, but we fell in deep love with Hopkins. So much so, that we don’t want to write about it. We want to keep it to ourselves.
If a word can be spoken that evokes the essence of the thing or place it is describing, then the word “Placencia”, is it. The sound of the word is as beautiful and exotic as the place itself. Say it out loud and slow: Pla-cen-ci-a. Gorgeous! We almost skipped stopping in Placencia. Guide books and […]
The flight to Punta Gorda, or PG Town as they call it, took us over the rolling mountains, citrus fields and streams along the beautiful coastal area of Belize. The little Cessna plane flew close to the ground, so we could really see the roll of the land and each individual citrus tree. Our flight […]
We’ve been wanting to explore more of the mainland in Belize for a while now but had not made it off the island yet. Then we got word of a Christmas Day airfare sale – $25 BZ (that’s $12.50 US) flight segments to anywhere they fly. But, where do we go? As far as possible.
To fly from Costa Rica to Belize, we had two choices. The first was an economy fare that entailed a 23 hour journey. The second was executive class, which took 3 1/2 hours. The price for first class was actually less than the economy, so it made the decision a no-brainer. I booked all four […]
It was a difficult afternoon. As we drove down the bumpy road that leads from Atenas to Escobal, I looked back to see my 2 kids in their car seats and my 2 dogs in the back. It would be my last car ride with all of them. Tears filled my eyes. I tried to […]