Some Great Reasons to Retire in Belize (5 Part Series)

                    Photo By David Gobeil   Here's a well written and informative article by Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher from International Living, as featured in the Huffington Post. You can read the original article here: Mayan ruins, spectacular waterfalls, lush rainforests, exotic wildlife, miles of unspoiled coastline, and the Western Hemisphere's longest barrier reef -- a paradise for … [Read more...]

CNN – “The Hidden Beauty of Garifuna Belize”

Preview By David Gobeil CNN recently ran a story on it's website highlighting the ethnic Garifuna population of Belize. Photographer and writer Lebawit Lily Girma visited Belize in fall of 2012 and participated in several national holidays and celebrations including Independence Day (September 21st)  and Garifuna Settlement Day (November 19th). Girma does an excellent job capturing the essence of Garifuna participation in these annual events and includes an informative narrative of the … [Read more...]

Real Estate Sales in Belize Increase Due to McAfee Publicity

Photo By David Gobeil Read the story at it's Source: Here The tiny Central American country of Belize made headlines around the world recently after Belizean authorities embarked on a nationwide manhunt for software antivirus pioneer John McAfee, and some Belizean companies say business has increased as a result of the massive international exposure. "When that whole debacle started with McAfee all of the huge media outlets like CNN, ABC news, NBC news, the Associated Press, Reuters, … [Read more...]

What Do You Mean There’s NO MCDONALDS in Belize???

Preview By David Gobel I often find it very entertaining when trying to describe Belize to folks who've never been here before, especially when I get to the part about food.  Since Belize is such a multicultural nation with several distinct ethnic groups including Maya, Mestiso, Creole, Garifuna, Asian, and Latin Hispanic, there really isn't one single dish that I would call "Belize's National Food".  Instead, there are some stapes such as rice and beans (or my personal favorite, stew beans … [Read more...]

Round-up of Must-Do Activities in Belize!

  Preview By David Gobeil Now that Belize is becoming more "mainstream", most people realize that this tiny country offers an unbelievable array of sights and sounds for visitors and residents.  Just traveling north to south and east to west through the districts allows one to experience a wide variety of very different cultures, flora, fauna, geography, and geology.  It is actually quite amazing to see the diversity that is present in such a small country.  Here is a list of … [Read more...]

Ten Nice Photos of Belize on Twitter Last Week

Preview by David Gobeil Here's a very nice selection of photos from the past week that appeared on Instagram, compiled by Lorenzo Gonzales, an expat Belizean living in Toronto.  Some of the photos are done with High Dynamic Range (hdr) to achieve the over-saturated look, while some others have effects added in camera by Instagram and other similar services. A very nice selection of photos!     You can visit the original article and get more information such as … [Read more...]

How Healthy is Belize’s Barrier Reef? Latest Report says “Poor”

Article Preview By David Gobeil There's no questioning the massive importance the Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef) has for the overall livelihood  for Belize as a world famous diving and fishing destination. So it was with a good dose of trepidation that many stakeholders in the Belize tourism industry prepared to view the latest "report card" on the health of the reef. Every two years the Healthy Reef Initiative (HRI) issues the results of a fairly exhaustive study conducted by … [Read more...]

Photos of GIANT Jabiru Stork and other Belize Birds

  Photos By David Gobeil A couple of years ago we got a call from Herman Haney over at Haney's Shrimp Farm on All Pines Road just off of the Southern Highway.  He said there were a pair of big Jabirus hanging around and feasting on his shrimp, and asked if we'd like to come over and take a look at these relatively rare birds.  I grabbed my camera and a long zoom (Tamron 200-400mm, barely acceptable for this, but at least I got a few passable shots.....) and drove out to Haney's … [Read more...]

Photo: Semi Wild Coatimundi on Offshore Caye Near Dangriga

Photo By David Gobeil While visiting a caye just offshore from Dangriga Town I met a semi-wild Coatimundi (also locally known as a "Quash" or raccoon).  The animal had been rescued by the owners of the caye, and was still rather wild, but also curious.  After the Quash was rehabilitated the owners of the caye released it back into the rainforest on the Hummingbird Highway. … [Read more...]

Exploring the Hidden Treasures of Belize

Article Preview By David Gobeil Even visitors from the spectacularly beautiful nation of Australia, located on the opposite side of the world, are impressed and amazed by the hidden treasures they find in Belize. A writer from 'Down Under" recently visited Belize on behalf of MSN's Expedia Travel website, and had a positively glowing review of our tiny Central American country. "Boasting some of the most spectacular scenery in the regions, Belize offers Australian tourists a world of … [Read more...]