Travel Blog

The Artists of the Day, YATA

Youth Advocacy Through Arts ” YATA “, was established in 2013 and is perhaps the only Youth Theatre Company active in Belize. The group currently has 6 productions in their repertoire since inception. Initially, a social arts organization with plays that highlight issues affecting marginalized communities, the company has evolved into cultural development through the arts.

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Puffy Fry Jacks – they are a thing!

“You had me at Fry Jack”
We had no idea a puffy Fry Jack was so essential, until so many chimed in asking for a recipe guaranteeing the ‘puff’. We think we have a winner with this one!

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She wears her heart on her sleeve

My Maya heritage is full of intricate details (just look at our archaeological sites!) and rich folklore that could be converted into skin art. So, I did it. My artist, Wimpas Sosa of Belizean Ink Tattoo Shop, is a phenomenally talented artist who can take a stick figure attempt at an idea, and find a way to bring one’s dream into reality.

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Giving your child the gift of travel!

Vacationing has evolved, especially for families, and many are choosing to travel with their children at a young age. As a first-time mom, I took my child on her first in-country trip at five months and on her first vacation to another country at 15 months. There is a joy to traveling with your children, but it does come with its challenges and additional expenses.

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Handmade shopping bags are a great alternative to single-use plastic ones

Even if it’s just switching from plastic shopping bags to cloth or canvas, it’s a step in the right direction. It becomes the easiest thing if you have something fun and sturdy, but foldable and ready to toss in your general use purse or backpack. Pull it out when your groceries start adding up at the counter, and you eliminate the need for a plastic bag.

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Are you ready for the Easter Holidays?

With plenty of fun entertainment and the usual ‘sun, sand and sea’ attraction, places like Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker and the Placencia Peninsula are key destinations. To make the most of your holiday getaway, we recommend some early planning.

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Dine Artfully at Casa Picasso

Date night? Special celebratory dinner? A chill session with your girls (or dudes)? With their extensive wine list, delicious martinis and specially prepared cocktails and an eclectic menu, Casa Picasso hits the spot.

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Countless ways to have delicious fun while exploring the Caribbean Shrimp Company

The Caribbean Shrimp Company might be one of Belize’s best-kept secrets, but not for long! Located in Ladyville, just 20 minutes from Belize City and near the Philip Goldstein International Airport on the Northern Highway, this 266-acre property offers a variety of activities, tours and delicious fresh shrimp served at their open-air restaurant perched above the surrounding shrimp ponds.

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Belizean Smiles: Eli Chi

The sous chef at Rain Restaurant and Rooftop Terrace and Aqua Seafood and Steak House, Eli is passionate about his life in the kitchen and proud of where his culinary journey has taken him.

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Happiness is a day sailing with Xsite Belize

You can’t fully appreciate the Caribbean Sea without a day sailing on it. In Belize, our waters are clear and gloriously blue, and as you tack along the ribbon of our Belize Barrier Reef with your sails full of warm tropical air, you can’t help but feel at peace.

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Our Soggy Adventure to Isla Marisol

It was a family post-Christmas vacation we had planned for months. With my sister and son joining us in Belize from frigid Wyoming, along with my husband, son and 85-year-old mother, we were destined for a remote island off the southern coast of Belize. Here we would spend four days in glorious sunshine and crystal-clear Caribbean waters where we planned to dive, snorkel, paddleboard, kayak, eat too much, laze in hammocks drinking one-too-many Belikin beers and even read a book while decompressing after the ever-so-hectic holiday hysteria. We were well-prepared for fun in the sun, heck I even gifted everyone colorful long-sleeved swim shirts to protect us from all that sun! In hindsight, I see this was my first step in jinxing us. Bring an umbrella and it won’t rain, prepare for too much sun and you can bet the weather will make sure you don’t need it!

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Colors and Culture: Corozal’s Graffiti Fest

It didn’t matter that the sun was beating down along Miami Beach in the Corozal Bay. People were out and about, and all along a stretch of concrete walls, the sound of spraying, the smell of paint and the sight of colors came together.

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