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Unique Belize Excursion: River Pontoon in the remote Vaca Reservoir
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Road Trip: Hummingbird Highway, where to stop along the way
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Banana Bank Lodge and Horse Farm
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San Ignacio- who knew?!

Unique Belize Excursion: River Pontoon in the remote Vaca Reservoir

Waaaaay out west in the Cayo District, and I’m talking waaaay out there… further west than you’ve ever been, there is a massive man-made lake.  Belize has 3 hydroelectric plants on the Macal River and the first dam, the Vaca Dam, has created a year-round reservoir that is pristine and placid and seldom visited.  The lake is massive and some local innovators have fashioned a few pontoon boats to tour the area on. We had one of those magical days; one of those days where I catch myself…

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Road Trip: Hummingbird Highway, where to stop along the way

The Hummingbird Highway is about 50 miles of the most beautiful scenery you could ask for: mountains, valleys, rivers, lush jungle, and tidy rows of citrus fields. Connecting the capital of Belmopan with the coastal town of Dangriga, the Hummingbird Highway is the preferred route to reach the southern districts of the country from Belize City or the International Airport. With so many beautiful photo opportunities and dazzling points of interest; you should allow yourself a few extra hours of travel time—you won’t be disappointed! Here are my Top Stops along the Hummingbird Highway

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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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San Ignacio- who knew?!

When we bought our home here in Placencia it was already being run as a guesthouse and came with our lovely long-term tenants on the first floor and a few reservations for holiday makers.  One reservation was for repeat snowbirds that had reserved our unit for 4 months.  No problem!  We still didn’t own much in terms of material goods- we came to Belize as suitcase minimalists!  What a great excuse to get off the peninsula and experience a bit more of Belize living.  First stop-   San…

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