Weekend Getaway in Placencia Belize

Refresh and Renew on a Long Weekend Escape to Paradise

The Harvest Business Review is never short on advice for movers and shakers who want to achieve both business and personal success in today’s world, so when business executive Rebecca Zucker’s article, “Thinking of Skipping Vacation? Don’t!” appeared, readers reassessed their plans to keep working without breaks.  What happens to people who think that the only path to success is found through nonstop work? They…

Adventures in Belize

Adventures in Placencia Belize: White Sandy Beaches, Ancient Maya Cities and Pristine Nature Parks

When a nation’s footprint is less than 9,000 square miles, expectations surrounding the number of adventures one can enjoy during a visit are best kept low. After all, Vermont is approximately the same size as Belize and once you check out historic sites remaining from the nation’s settlement, hiking trails and ski resorts, attractions available to tourists are somewhat limited. Within approximately the same area,…

Belize Cave Tubing and Zip Lining Tours

Zip, Zip Hooray for Belize Cave Tubing, Hiking and Zipline Adventures

Zip Lining & Cave Tubing Are Two Popular Belize Adventure Tours If your idea of the world’s perfect vacation includes as many adventures as you can cram into your schedule, a steady diet of jungle zip lining, cave tubing and waterfall hiking in Belize is sure to satisfy your itch for excitement. Worried that you’re too old, not fit enough or lacking in courage? The…

fishing in placencia belize

Clear Your Calendar: This Fishing Tournament is A-Luring!

When CBS Contributor Faith Salie asked the question, “Why do men love fishing?”, she admitted that the lure of this sport has “baffled women since the beginning of time.” She felt the same way when searching for answers and found that numerous respondents told her that “fishing satisfies a primal hunting urge.” And unlike other sports, one needn’t be tall, strong, or even agile to…

Placencia Belize Outdoors Adventure

The Ultimate Bucket List For Anyone In Placencia Who Loves The Outdoors

If images of camping amid gorgeous landscapes send a thrill down your spine – and if you swear anything cooked outdoors on a grill tastes better than dishes prepared on a stove – perhaps it’s time you took your passion for the great outdoors to a new location where fulfilling your bucket list is a breeze. How about a Belize outdoors adventure? This list gets…

Placencia Belize Activities

Experience the Magic of Placencia in 4 Fun-Packed Days

“If I only have four days off, I’m not spending two of those in the air,” said one travel study participant when asked the question: Exactly how long should a trip be for that stress to be “worth it”? Scientists at the Academy of Finland discovered that between three and six days away is ideal. Choose a destination that doesn’t come with an exhausting flight…

Belize Wildlife

Belize Wildlife (And Where to Find Them)

Whether you can still recall your mom or dad reading to you aloud from the classic Maurice Sendak-illustrated and written book, Where the Wild Things Are – or you’ve just read it to your grandkids, you already know that this book remains a generational favorite. Why do kids love it so much? Because they identify with shy, misunderstood Max who escapes to an island where…

Birding in Belize

Why Belize is a Birder’s Destination in Central America

This Wikipedia page may not account for every bird spotted in Belize, but it’s a good estimation. Belize’s national bird is the lively keel-billed toucan, and while this is a particularly handsome species, bird lovers are known to become equally enamored of the estimated 590+ bird species visitors could spot if they stick around long enough. How would you describe your enthusiasm for birds? According…

Best Snorkeling in Placencia Belize

Where to Find the Best Snorkeling in Belize? Placencia Of Course

If you believe that the sport of snorkeling wasn’t “invented” until recently, you’re in for a surprise. The idea took root around 350 BC when philosopher Aristotle observed an elephant submerged in water that used its trunk to breathe. It’s a fanciful supposition and one that can’t be proven, but evidence exists that rudimentary helmets attached to reed tubes were common in the 15th century,…

Belize will delight your senses

Belize Will Delight Your Senses

Just because we grow up, that doesn’t mean we’ve lost touch with all 5 of the senses we were delighted to discover as babies. Each is guaranteed to kick into overdrive during a Belize vacation. That turquoise sea. More than 250 indigenous species of orchids. And wait until you experience the fragrances of spices used to prepare some of the most eclectic cuisines on the…