What I Learned About Belize: 8 Traits That Make The Country Unique

As I prepared to leave Belize, I thought extensively about how to synthesize my thoughts on the country I had called home for the past six months. It was a fascinating half year. I learned an unbelievable amount about Belize, the world, and myself during my time there. I don’t pretend to be an expert on Belize. Six months is a relatively short time to … Continue reading What I Learned About Belize: 8 Traits That Make The Country Unique

Ixcacao Chocolate Tour: A Chocoholic’s Dream in Southern Belize

After five months of living in Punta Gorda, I finally got around to the sweetest PG day trip of all: a tour of Ixcacao Maya Belizean Chocolate’s farm and production facilities. There are quite a few artisan chocolate companies in Belize. It’s not hard to understand why: Belize has some of the most valuable, delicious, and nutritious cacao in the world. And as I described … Continue reading Ixcacao Chocolate Tour: A Chocoholic’s Dream in Southern Belize

Two Awesome Things to Do in Punta Gorda, Belize

In most Central America travel books, Punta Gorda is written off as a simple stopover town on the way to Guatemala from Belize. Having lived in the town for six months, I thoroughly disagree. Though PG is small and underdeveloped from a tourism perspective, it has a rich density of interesting people and authentic culture to explore. Here are two things to do in Punta Gorda that … Continue reading Two Awesome Things to Do in Punta Gorda, Belize

ATM Tour: An Epic Combination of Caving and Skeletons

The morning after we met Quick and Fiyah Blaze in San Ignacio we arose early for the infamous ATM tour. Actun Tunichil Muknal, or ATM, is a cave outside of San Ignacio that is an active Maya archaeological site. The site is open to a few certified tours groups that lead visitors through an intense caving adventure to see the artifacts hidden deep inside. Unfortunately, no cameras are … Continue reading ATM Tour: An Epic Combination of Caving and Skeletons