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‍ If you’re thinking about taking your vacation to the next level, Explore Belize it might be just the place for you. It is an exotic country that feels like it’s a million miles away from home, even though it’s only a few hours from the coast of Mexico. That makes it the perfect destination for people who are ready to get away from their normal lives and see something new themselves. If you’re planning on visiting this part of the

The Wine and Chocolate Gala Belize We love to celebrate. In late May chocolate is celebrated in Toledo, Belize. Many chocolate lovers come to this area to find out more about cacao and chocolate product making. Cacao fest is a big deal. In promoting sustainable tourism in Toledo, the Chocolate Festival is presenting The Wine and Chocolate Gala to be held on May 20, 2022 in Punta Gorda. The purpose of The Wine and Chocolate Gala Belize is to help bring awareness

Why Placencia? From Real Life Recess by Megan Rodden – March 24, 2022  –  2 min read The tiny, tropical country of Belize is beautiful: dense jungles, thriving sea life, friendly people, fresh food, and incredible adventures await visitors.  Close proximity to the US and English as the official national language make Belize quick to reach and easy to navigate.  More and more travelers are discovering Belize but a majority of them only ever make it to the country’s largest island and tourism hub, Ambergris Caye. 

Bioluminescence Tour From Real Life Recess by Megan Rodden - March 10, 2022  -  4 min read Belize has the best experiences!  Last week I had the pleasure of enjoying another super special, only-in-Belize, incredible excursion.  The Barefoot Services team took me along on this enlightening (heh heh, get it?) bioluminescence and Garifuna culture tour to Hopkins.  This was totally different from the adventures I usually go in for (zip lining or caving or the like) but one that I’ve been

From Real Life Recess by Megan Rodden - December 9, 2021  -  2 min read Last year around this time I wrote about Christmas being sorrel season in Belize and now this year I was inspired to learn how to make another holiday classic- Rum Popo!  Think of Rum Popo as Belize’s version of Eggnog.  Loads of local families make rum popo for the holidays and everyone has their own secret family recipe but the general gist of things is: eggs,

Sunshine? Yes we have that. Warm weather conditions and traditional holiday festivities, Tropical Christmas in Belize is something different. We have comfortable temperature, blue skies and rum popo for a fantastic vacation tropical Christmas Belize. But what is there to do over the Christmas holidays? Parades Is there another more festive or enjoyable time for families? Many big brand companies in the city often host an annual Christmas parade. And yes even Santa shows up with goodies. In coastal locations like San Pedro

From Real Life Recess By Megan Rodden - August 31, 2021 - 3 min read  Belize is geographically quite a small country but it is BIG on biodiversity, adventure, unique experiences, fresh and flavorful cuisine, and friendly hospitality.  I like every district in Belize; I can find something wonderful in each and every little community scattered throughout The Jewel, but I pick Placencia as the top destination for travelers with children for several reasons. Quaint and Quiet Placencia

From Real Life Recess by Megan Rodden - August 17, 2021  -  2 min read It was barely two months ago that I posted about happenings on the Tipsy Strip but things have changed again!  This once humble stretch of sidewalk is really jumping now.  For me, this is the village hub:  your two best beach bars (Barefoot and Tipsy Tuna), tour operators, great shops, and more.  So, what’s new on the Tipsy Strip? Sunova Beach Gift Shop One of

Belize seems to appear on every travel list A recent article published by CTV News highlighted Belize as a top “off the beaten path” destination for 2017. The article declared that Latin America is set to be a key travel trend for 2017, noting that Belize has plenty to offer travelers looking for a “walk on the wild side.” The CTV News report identified some of Belize’s top attractions, including the ancient Maya ruins at Xunantunich in the country’s western Cayo District near its border with

What is the best place to grab a drink in Placencia? With some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, the Placencia Peninsula in southeastern Belize is a popular choice for visitors. Measuring 16 miles north to south but just half a mile wide, the easiest way to get around Placencia is by golf cart. At the southern tip of the peninsula lies Placencia Village, a small community of just 1,500 people but where you'll find cool bars, cozy cafes, charming