Author - Megan Rodden

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Banana Bank Lodge and Horse Farm
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Weekly recap: art auction fundraiser at Muna and a dead manatee washed ashore
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Commercial shoot for Captain Jaks Golf Carts
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Getting back to normal/ new normal in Belize
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Little dipper on the Big Sipper- How we spent 4th of July in Belize
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#BelizeActive Running clubs and virtual races unite runners
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Back to Belize: Re-opening after lockdown
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Week recap- showers
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Cheap travel- post pandemic
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When is a good time to visit Belize?

Banana Bank Lodge and Horse Farm

We had the good fortune of discovering a profoundly uncommon, singularly special, peculiar and prismatic property this week: Banana Bank Lodge and Jungle Horseback adventures. The animals, architecture, owner, art and artifacts all make this place fascinatingly special.

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Weekly recap: art auction fundraiser at Muna and a dead manatee washed ashore

We’ve had a busy week.  “Busy” being a relative term when you live a laid-back lifestyle.  We’ve just returned from a trip up to Cayo but before I tell you about that, I’ll recap some village happens from Placencia this past week. Art Auction Fundraiser at Muna On Saturday night we attended a fundraiser for Greta Leslie, owner of Art n Soul Gallery on the sidewalk here in Placencia.  Loads of beautiful pieces from different Belizean artists were on auction at Muna Rooftop Restaurant & Bar.  You could…

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Getting back to normal/ new normal in Belize

I’m feeling very optimistic this week as life in Belize is beginning to get back to normal… or rather the new normal. The State of Emergency that began April 1st with the closure of our borders and strict shelter-in-place regulations ended on June 30th and signaled an end to restrictions like curfews and group gatherings.

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Little dipper on the Big Sipper- How we spent 4th of July in Belize

No fireworks this year as the borders are still closed and there are nearly no North American tourists to cater to but we enjoyed a short and splendid cruise around the Placencia lagoon aboard the Big Sipper on the Fourth of July.

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#BelizeActive Running clubs and virtual races unite runners

#BelizeActive is the brainchild of Patricia Ramirez, owner and operator of Splash Dive Center in Placencia, Belize.  Originally from Honduras, Patty, as she’s known to friends, has called Belize home for a long time.  She is a community champion, environmental activist, mother, conscientious business owner, meticulous event organizer, and top-notch motivator.  She’s taken the idea of a local running club and united athletes (and wannabe athletes) from across the country and beyond- Mexico, the US, even Holland. In addition to the local kids running club she’s organized in…

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Back to Belize: Re-opening after lockdown

Last week Belize’s Prime Minister, Dean Barrow, announced the plans for the reopening of the international airport in what will be Phase 3 of 5 in the official Travel Reopening Plan.  (phase 1 and 2 went mostly unnoticed by the general public as there was not much fan fare over the repatriation of nationals- unless they tested positive and inched our country count towards the 30 cases mark, we’re still not there!) August 15th is the date the country has its eye on.  When we’ll reopen to tourist……

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Week recap- showers

Last week’s theme was showers. Rain showers, Baby showers! We celebrated our friends the Kramers and Natalie.

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Cheap travel- post pandemic

When restrictions are lifted and borders re-opened, where will you travel to? Belize is perfectly posed to be your safe escape as the world recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic. Drastic savings, free upgrades, special bonuses. Steal these deals while they last.

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When is a good time to visit Belize?

When is a good time to visit Belize? Short answer: ANYTIME! Long answer and explanation: any time of year is beautiful and exciting in its own way and you’re sure to have an incredible experience regardless of which month you chose to come.

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