Belize Revisited: Caves and Rivers in the Interior

The Black Orchid is Belize's national flower. The blossoms, barely as big as my thumbnail, were so small I thought at first they were spent. These gems were spotted along the New River near [...]

By |2017-11-28T21:39:33+00:00May 18, 2016|Categories: Active Travel, Belize, North America, Photo of the Day|Tags: |1 Comment

2013 in 50 Photographs

Kris and I visited 13 foreign countries this year. In order: Spain, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Canada, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Japan, back to Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary. Our travels within the US [...]

Getting There: Travel Days in Belize and Guatemala

Leroy Fuller sells fish and spots taxis We call them Travel Days, even though you might think all our days are traveling days. On our Travel Days, we are not visiting a place, [...]

By |2013-07-26T17:50:27+00:00July 25, 2013|Categories: Belize, Guatemala, North America|2 Comments

Mayan Tower with Masks, Lamanai, Belize

Several of the pyramidal temples at Lamanai, Belize featured large masks on the facade. Some were well preserved with fiberglass coatings, others, like these, are suffering the ravages of the jungle. Belize, we were told [...]

By |2013-05-12T12:00:44+00:00May 16, 2013|Categories: Belize, North America, Photo of the Day|Tags: |0 Comments

Temple of the Masks, Lamanai, Belize

A few of the temples at Lamanai sported large masks on their facades, the first time we've seen this on Mayan ruins. Here, the mask had been walled over by subsequent generations of Mayans, and [...]

By |2013-05-12T12:01:15+00:00May 15, 2013|Categories: Belize, North America, Photo of the Day|Tags: |3 Comments

The ATM Cave in Belize is Older Than I Am

Our Irish spelunking companion, Oonagh O'Farrell, and Kris after the cave dive and march out of the jungle. You'll notice the painted faces. Our guide insisted we paint ourselves with the iron oxide rocks [...]

By |2018-01-29T09:49:22+00:00May 14, 2013|Categories: Belize, North America, Our Travel Life|13 Comments

Crocodile, New River, Belize

We took a 25 mile motor boat trip up the New River in Belize two days ago to get to the semi-remote Mayan ruins site at Lamanai. As we motored, sometimes fast and sometimes slow, [...]

By |2014-10-09T15:28:55+00:00May 12, 2013|Categories: Belize, Nature and Wildlife, North America, Photo of the Day|Tags: |3 Comments