09 Mar

Ten Things to Do in Belize

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Belize is a land of adventure where tourists can enjoy their vacation whether they want land, water or air adventure! It’s really an all-in-one destination perfect for families, couples, and friends. The place can be romantic or child-friendly, can simply be a place of fun, whatever you want it to be. Belize actually has it all, whether you want luxury or camping out, if you want a quality day time or if you want the exciting nightlife, if you want adventure where you can learn something. You might think I’m making it sound perfect so you’ll go and visit and yes, the answer is a resounding YES. I want you to experience Belize as what others have, to feel, see and experience nature at its total best—to have the time of your life, a break from the exhausting work, to have that vacation you so greatly deserve. Since there are just so many things to do in Belize, I will try my very best to narrow it down for you, which is quite a difficult task, considering how blessed Belize is with natural and man-made wonders. So here is the list of ten things that you can do in Belize. Try Water Activities Belize is basically an island where beautiful and breath-taking seas can be seen. Naturally, there are a lot of places you can visit if you are a water buddy and a lot of water activities to do. You can start with swimming then go forward to a more exciting activity. ...
11 Aug

Belize Ecological Adventures

Belize is an excellent tourist destination in Central America because it is an English-speaking nation surrounded by tropical beaches, cave formations, wildlife and barrier reef. It is a small country but has the largest known Classic Mayan city. The place offers a range of activities for lovers of nature. From diving and snorkeling, to cave tubing, ATV, fishing, and birding. You can do them all in Belize. There are so many tour packages for the family, or just for couples. Adventure seekers can choose unguided activities or a more thrilling experience. Ecological vacation packages are great for families with kids, for these can be an enriching experience to teach your children about nature and the environment. The Belize government is keen in protecting the environment. It has been able to set a standard for environmental protection. The Eco Tourism association implements projects to create awareness for locals and visitors. It opened attractions that promote the importance of taking care of the ecosystem. Attractions that preserve different species from rare animals, birds and plants are created and opened to the public. In addition to that, locals even opened their residents to tourists who want firsthand experience of the places of interest, like the Toledo District. Families with kids who are planning to visit Belize should include eco-tours to their itinerary. They can visit the Mayan Ruins. This could take a full day where they can go to the Cayo District. This place features abundant rolling green lawns, plantations, palm trees and mountains. The ...
10 Aug

On the Road Again: Come to Belize!

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There is nothing like being a tourist in a foreign third world country. For Belize, the surprise is when the tourist finds out that the national language is English. Belize is a fascinating country and working with tourists makes it even more fascinating. Of course, it's a third-world country. It is so third-world that with the increase in tourism, the old agricultural work is slowly sinking. The country has a lot to offer. There is sport fishing in the Caribbean. There are Mayan ruins to see. There is a lot of eco-tourism. The transportation infrastructure may seem lacking, as the quality of roads is below par compared with the US or Europe. However, the charm of the people is exemplary. The country was a former British colony and we retain a unique mix of Caribbean accent, with a bit of Creole, Mayan, and Spanish. If you speak English or Spanish, it should not be a problem going around the country. Be aware, though that the heavy Creole influence does creep into the conversation. You are hearing the conversation perfectly, but it does not make sense sometimes because Creole words get into the conversation and you might think that it was still English that you were hearing. There have been disputes about Belize, and it was not until the 1981 that the country gained its independence. Neighboring Guatemala still had border disputes which but finally recognized Belize's territory in 1991. Besides that, the country is relatively safe. It could be said that it ...
06 Aug

Visiting Belize’s Mayan Ruins

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There is no such thing as a boring job. Only a boring outlook on life. This is definitely the case when you spend your working hours driving vacation tour buses. The tourists and visitors are fun to watch, and you get to have an idea of the country they are from. This makes the job interesting. There is nothing to driving around Belize. The good part about it is that there is practically no traffic. For another, few foreigners drive in the country. Finally, with the regularity of the trips, you get to know the countryside. This is not just a jungle. It is hard to explain, but it is also part desert. Inland, is a lot of Mayan ruins, but only the big sites are the real tourist attractions. The pictures you see online of Caracol, Lamanai and Cerros can only give you an idea of the ruins. There are other ruins out there, including 25 other sites. All of these have their own charm and historical value. It would still be possible to travel all over the country on foot, backpacking along. The people are friendly. You would, of course, need a good pair of shoes. If you have flat foot, you might want to consider a new pair just for the visit. You can browse this site for more details. Of course, it would be hard to express the allure or the charm of these ruins.The Mayan culture was wiped out a long time ago, and their modern descendants have ...
26 Jul

Benefits of Bringing Water Bottle when Traveling

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When traveling, people list down the things they ought to bring. Short day trips require only a few items. If you are bringing the kids, it is important to bring extra clothes, snacks, toys to entertain them in the vehicle and a first aid kit. If you are on a trip with friends, it pays to bring your own water bottle besides some of your personal stuff. Reasons to Bring Water Bottle Saves you Money: Day trips can be very thirsting especially on a hot summer day. Even if you are on tour on a cold day, you have to keep your body hydrated, and water is the best drink to quench our thirst. Bringing your own water bottle saves you money for you need not buy it on the road. You can even refill it from water fountains. Saves Space: Bottled water also saves space in a room or vehicle, or in your own bag. You can even use bottles that fold flat to fit tight spaces. Make sure to use refillable ones to save on plastic. Bottles are Reusable: Water bottles are multi-purpose. You can keep it and use it as hot water bottle warmer for your feet, or as container for other liquids. Numerous types of water bottles are available in the market. You can choose one that best suits your need. They are found in various sizes, styles and materials. There are metal bottles that are durable, but the downside is that they are not ideal for warm water. You can ...
30 Apr

Living off the Grid: A Tiny Bus Converted into a Beautiful Motor house

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Being an owner of a land, you are constricted into the obligations of signing documents, paying water, electric and other utility bills. Well, it is a must business in the midst of a big city. Maybe it just sound like too much of a big trouble to you, why not consider transforming a disused bus into a sweet new home that you can drive and take around anywhere down the road?--A motor house. The motor house may be lined with natural timber and features the same kind of secure shelving and furniture of the one you might see on motor boats to ensure minimum disturbance while taking a trip. It must also come with a plumbing that is functioning fully. Although old vehicles such as these are not the most fuel-efficient, and it would be unwise to travel too much carrying such load, it seems almost positive that overall this project has smaller carbon footprint than the average new home. Let’s take for an example this guy name Hank. He was an architectural student back then. For his Master’s Final Project he decided to buy a bus for $3000 on Craigslist. And the transformation goes from then on. He budgeted about $6000 in improvements. Although it’s not too much of a pocket changer, it’s still lesser than a down payment in comparison to purchasing a house in the city. One of his primary goals during the construction was to develop a living space in 225sqft that is as open and un-restricting as possible. ...
30 Apr

Best Country Music for your Hillbilly Road Trips

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No matter if you’re just driving a few miles to the next local grocery store, or travel a thousand miles to fly off for a vacation, you got to have your country music along with you. We compiled a list of some favorite country songs to create the ultimate hoe-down road trip play list. “CRUISE”-Florida Georgia Line's contagious tune is built for cruising the highways, byways, and back roads. And for the guys in the band, a little chic company is always welcomed on a long haul. Road-trip Lyrics: 'Baby you a song—you make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise!'  “WHITE LINE FEVER”- Road fatigue gets to a trucker out for a long road trips. Feeling the same? The perfect antidote is this Merle Haggard song. Road-trip Lyrics: 'White Line Fever –A sickness born down deep within my soul.' “I’VE BEEN EVERYWHERE”-Johnny Cash’s edition of the Hank Snow old song out-drives the original with its tongue-twisting roll of destinations arrived to and departed from. Road-trip Lyrics: 'I've been to Reno, Chicago … Baranquilla, and Perdilla, I'm a killer…' 'DAYS GO BY' – this Keith Urban’s song is another one that just makes you want to get in the car, turn it up, and put your (Road-trip Lyrics:)'. . .hand out the window—in the wind as the cars go by.' 'EVERYWHERE'-Tim McGraw the name dropping of cities just got a really great 'outdoor' sensation to it. Road-trip Lyrics: “…Georgia pickin' them peaches in Carolina barefoot on the beaches…in my heart I'll always see you –everywhere.” “AMARILLO ...
28 Apr

Katy Perry’s Pricey Promotional Bus – Where will it go?

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Bus advertising is becoming popular nowadays, buses has become a medium used by advertisers to reach the public with their message. It is a great deal to use mobile vehicles as advertisement since they just don’t stay in one place, additional appeal for buses are their size. Adverts get easily noticed when a bus with approximately 9.5 to 11 ft height, about 8 ft wide, and a length ranging between 12 ft to 40 ft drives in front of you.  Usually, these ads take the form of promoting commercial business brands, but can also be used for public campaigns. Buses may also be used as a part of a political or promotional campaign, or as a medium in a commercial enterprise. Katy Perry, who is known for her costume creativity, (http://www.katyperryzone.com/costume/) took advantage of this and got creative when announcing her latest album PRISM on a Monday night. The singer had a custom-made gold plated semi-trailer truck drive through the middle of Hollywood. In black and bold letters on the side of the truck it revealed what all Katy Perry fans and followers have been all waiting for: KATYPERRY • PRISM • 10•22•13. Prism is Perry's fourth studio album and is set for an October 22 release date. The truck is expected to make its way across the country, with Katy tweeting after its initial take off: “Find the #PRISM semi, take a picture and I'll RT you. Don't worry, Los Angeles is just the first stop on the map.” 8:00A.M - 30 Jul 2013 ...
27 Apr

Maximizing Your Belize Experience

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Belize is an amazing travel destination. Anyone who has toured this amazing country has said so and has found it fascinating. It mirrors the culture, vibe, and language of the Caribbean even though it is technically in Central America. If you’re planning to a vacation to Belize, here are things you need to know to maximize your experience. The people of Belize are the friendliest ones out there. Everyone who has visited this country is going to say that the best thing about this country is the genuine hospitality of the people. They make tourists feel welcome. It’s a good thing to interact with the locals to experience their culture even more. Tourists won’t have a hard time in Belize because the official language is English. Being a former British colony, people have gotten used to English as their medium of communication. Even if some speak Creole, a native Dialect, you can still get by using English. If you are intimidated of communicating o the locals, don’t because they can understand you perfectly. Belize also utilizes US Currency and there’s no need to acquire Belizean currency. As long as you have US Dollars, then you can use it anywhere you go in this land. This may be the reason that the exchange rate of US Dollar versus Belizean dollar has been always 2:1. Also, you’ll be surprised to know that Belize is not just about the Caribbean Sea. It is certain that most people visit the country for the beautiful beaches, islands and to ...
25 Apr

Imagine Dragons to Conquer Belize

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Great beaches play a big part in tourism. Conquering Belize might be everybody’s bucket list but have you dreamt of seeing your favorite artist in one spectacular place like this? Hopping and singing your heart out together with the sound of the sea breeze is absolutely an event to remember. If you want to check if it is one of their destinations this year you can browse this site. Visiting a tourist spot is fun and exciting if you have your itinerary all planned for the said travel. Booking a tourist bus won’t even hurt.  Actually, it will make your life easier when you arrive at your dream destination. Good transportation is a mood settler as well. Generally strangers aren’t trustworthy but bus drivers in Belize will definitely make you feel safe and comfortable. They may be dropping you off in some beautiful spots on your way to the beach without worrying about your luggage. Booking a well-trained driver for a bus company is an added bonus; it can turn out being the best ride of your life and the most exciting travel adventure to say at least. With those narrow road and other vehicles coming from opposite direction, you need to have a responsible driver. You can also travel by bus in going to one of the Caribbean Islands. There is not much to see for a tourist but you can enjoy the simple life of the city, explore and eat through the streets. Taking the bus or a rental car ...
24 Mar

Enjoying a Summer Holiday at Banana Beach Resort, Belize

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The location of Bruno Mars’ Billionaire music video is totally inspiring. It features a beautiful beach and was shot on a hot summer day. Aside from the wonderful lyrics of the song, the music video also generated lots of hits because the background is just awe-inspiring. If you wish to feel the same way that Bruno Mars did in the video, you might want to schedule a trip at the Banana Beach Resort in Belize. Belize is located in the Caribbean and is one of the hottest destinations especially during the summer. One of the best destinations in the country is the Banana Beach Resort. In fact, it has already gained worldwide popularity for its finest beaches. It is located in the south of San Pedro town. Despite the number of people going to the beach in recent years, it remains very tranquil. Enjoying a vacation by the beach When touring around the area, you can use a golf cart. The entire area is quite huge and using these carts would be of great help. When going to this resort, you must also try out other exciting outdoor activities such as Scuba diving, snorkeling, and parasailing. You should also not miss out the second largest barrier reef in the world which is also located in the beach. If you want to enjoy nature more, you can go for cave tubing, bird watching and tours at the rainforest. Luxurious accommodation Before heading to the beach, you need to book your accommodation details in advance. The good ...