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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…

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Time to Crawl Out of Your Shell: Placencia’s 2022 Lobsterfest is Almost Here!

We don’t have to tell you that the supply chain crisis hits a new product category every day. From toilet tissue to baby formula, U.S. store shelves have become a game of hit or miss, with some items leaving in their wake bad news for folks who look forward to summer discounts and bargains. Case in point: “The price of lobster and seafood at large…

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Expert Placencia Belize Travel Advice You’ll Want to Read!

To whom do you turn for travel advice? Uncle Richard who fancies himself a global traveler and offers advice before you ask for it? Perhaps you count on the Internet to ferret out tips on specific destinations that you’re interested in exploring. Some people are so fascinated by other cultures and societies, they keep scrapbooks of clippings from travel magazines, pining over text and images…

5 Best Places to Visit in Belize This Summer

5 Best Places to Visit in Belize This Summer

If you’re heading to Belize this summer, we’ve got 5 recommendations for “can’t miss” spots guaranteed to delight and impress based on endless recommendations from tourists who are not shy about expressing their opinions. You’ll likely join this universe – even if you don’t get to every one! 1. The Belize Barrier Reef. Astronauts spot it from the stratosphere but seeing it up close can…

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When It Comes to Summer Vacations, This Belize Destination Is Spot On

If there’s anything avid tourists learned during imposed pandemic restrictions that removed the most pleasurable activity from their lives, it’s that it’s okay to want to “have it all.” When one appreciates the bounty of pleasures received by taking even the simplest holiday trip abroad, life seems richer, more vital, and certainly more fun. For travelers seeking a Belize escape this summer, having it all…

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Vote Early and Often in the 2022 Conde Nast Travelers Reader’s Choice Awards

You don’t have to be an expert on the topic of Chicago history to have heard the phrase “Vote early and often”! This cynical challenge has been attributed to gangster Al Capone, the infamous Mayor Richard J. Daley, and William Hale Thompson, a turn of the century mayor who was perhaps the most corrupt of the three. Of course, you know that voting more than…

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…

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10 Benefits of Booking a Belize All-Inclusive Package

There’s a reason cruise ships have remained a popular option for travelers: Vacationers know upfront that everything they need and want is included for one price so if they don’t want to spend more, they don’t have to. International resorts adopted this model decades ago when owners saw the wisdom in these types of bundles, but if you’re not yet convinced that they’re the only…

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Belize Familymoons Are the Next Best Thing For Parents Who Recently Got Married

In the not-too-distant past, all U.S. entertainment magazine editors had to do to pump up readership was to feature actress Elizabeth Taylor on the cover. The public was obsessed with her seven marriages during an era in which two marriages bordered on scandalous behavior. Attitudes have changed at warp speed since then. In 2015, a Washington Post headline declared: “Millions of Americans have been married three…

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…