Punta Gorda

Today marks one month until we leave Belize. We couldn’t leave without devoting at least a few posts to the community that’s been our home for the past 11 months.

Tobacco Caye II

Rounding out our time by the sea with my parents, we head back out to the islands — this time, the tiny little island of Tobacco Caye.


After a relaxing time back in PG, we head for Placencia — Southern Belize’s own beachy gem — for a weekend of sand and surf, and this particular weekend: LOBSTERFEST!

Back-a-Bush & Butterflies

Back in Belize, we take ma and pa on the recently-dubbed “Toledo Adventure Trail” loop, visiting a friend’s organic farm and guesthouse and a Blue Morpho butterfly farm in San Miguel.

Caye Caulker IV

In mid-June, Lori and I returned for our fourth time to Caye Caulker to introduce my parents to the Isle of Go-Slow and to bid farewell (for now) to the caye that started it all for us here in Belize.

Tiger Cave!

We spend Belize Labor Day (May 1) hiking through the jungle to Toledo’s own Tiger Cave to commune, yet again, with the Mayan Underworld of Xibalba.

San Ignacio (Cayo)

After leaving Caye Caulker, we head to San Ignacio with Lori’s brother Dan. In addition to being an excellent jumping off point for Tikal and ATM caves, San Ignacio proves a great little destination in itself.

Belizean Cultural Day

We head out with Hillside students and staff to sample a “lee-bit” of Southern Belize including Q’eqchi basket weaving and tortilla making, Garifuna drumming, Mayan ruins, and a chilly swim into the depths of the Earth.

Caye Caulker

We head to slow and funky Caye Caulker en route to Toledo District in Belize, to soak up some island fun in the sun and see what all the fuss is about.