Mangrove Tour via Stand-up Paddle Boarding
To and From Caye Caulker
Snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef
Additional Military Presence at Caracol

Big Four Ice Caves

Trail to Big Four Ice Caves

It’s January, so it’s time to renew my hiking exploits.  A couple of weeks ago some friends and I decided to head to Big Four Ice Caves off the Mountain Loop Highway in Western Washington. In my usual way, I Continue reading

Mangrove Tour via Stand-up Paddle Boarding

Me in the Mangroves

I tried a new adventure in Belize during my most recent trip. I’ve taken a boat ride through mangroves before and I’ve gone stand-up paddle boarding many times, but this is the first time I’ve combined the two. Ronnie was Continue reading

2014 Wrap-up

I started 2014 by celebrating New Years in Christchurch, New Zealand and the year evolved from there. On January 3rd, I moved on to Australia for some epic adventures (admittedly I still have some posts to write from that trip). Continue reading

10 Things I Miss While Traveling

My Braids

I love to travel…it’s probably obvious to most people. I travel a lot (for someone living in the US).  But, when I’m away there are some things I really, really miss…especially when traveling internationally. Obviously…Family, Friends, and My Furry Kids Continue reading

To and From Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker Sunset

There are only a couple of options to get to an island…by boat or by plane.  I’ve taken both to get to Caye Caulker, but I definitely have a preference.  First let me share some details so you can make Continue reading

Snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef

Puffer Fish

While known as the Belize Barrier Reef in Belize, it’s actually part of the Mesoamerican Reef System (the second largest in the world).  I’ve snorkeled this area many times over the last four years and this year I snorkeled it Continue reading

Additional Military Presence at Caracol

Caana

During my recent visit to San Ignacio, I made my third visit to the Mayan ruins of Caracol (meaning Snail, but it’s original name was Three-Hills Water) but this trip was noticeably different.  The military escort was no longer a Continue reading

Getting To Belize

My day started out great…except for maybe the 1:15am alarm.  Unlike me…I had actually packed the previous day (Thanksgiving).  Normally I wait until the last possible moment.  Maybe I’ve learned my lesson, but I doubt it.  I had enough time Continue reading

Headed Back to Belize

It feels like forever since I’ve traveled even though I did visit my family in Alaska this summer.  I head back to Belize tomorrow and am excited to see my friends there and also introduce my friend Barb to this Continue reading

Something New: Fileting Halibut

Bald Eagle Eating

When I visited Alaska in July, I insisted on learning how to filet halibut.  How could an Alaska Girl not have already learned this?  Sure I’ve always helped, but I haven’t completely fileted a halibut myself. Lucky for me Captain Continue reading