Actun Tunichil Muknal, Belize, Caves and Superstition
Dec02

Actun Tunichil Muknal, Belize, Caves and Superstition

My guide, Jose, looked around at me and put his finger to his lips, “Shh, can you feel the spirits?” I held my breath. Human skeletons and cracked pottery lay scattered on the ground. Obsidian blades that were once used to pierce the tongue and genitals sat near a slate altar at the far wall. We were more than a kilometer underground. I was in Actun Tunichil Muknal, Belize’s “Cave of the Stone Sepulchre.”...

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Upgrades at Belize’s Gaia Riverlodge
Mar27

Upgrades at Belize’s Gaia Riverlodge

Gaia Riverlodge receives quality upgrade, one of top things to do in Belize One of the top things to do in Belize is relax at a tranquil resort. Luckily, a reputable accommodation that has undergone renovations and a name change is welcoming guests to explore its breathtaking property. The Gaia Riverlodge, overlooking the iconic Five Sisters Waterfalls, has always retained its signature outlooks and ideal location in the beautiful...

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Francis Ford Coppola’s Blancaneaux Lodge
Feb12

Francis Ford Coppola’s Blancaneaux Lodge

(NAPA, Calif., February 2012) – Francis Ford Coppola’s famed Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize is commemorating the highly-anticipated final year of the Maya calendar by launching five exciting Cave Explorations within Belize’s Maya Mountain Massif, a collection of twelve protected areas considered to be one of the largest, most biodiverse and pristine wilderness regions remaining in Central America.   Blancaneaux Lodge’s new cave...

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Foodie Travelers Flock to Belize
Jul25

Foodie Travelers Flock to Belize

Belize City, Belize, July 21, 2011 — For years, culinary travel has been a growing trend and now, with the launch of Belize’s new culinary campaign, Savor Belize, foodies can not only explore unique cuisine offered throughout this destination, but they can learn what makes the fare so different from other Central American and Caribbean countries. In fact, Belize offers numerous food-focused tours and festivals that offer...

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Conquering Fear at Xunantunich
Jul10

Conquering Fear at Xunantunich

The ruins of Xunantunich are some of the best-preserved Mayan ruins in Belize.  Located on a steep ridge off the Western Highway in the Cayo District, the site is composed of six plazas and twenty-six structures dating from 200 to 900 A.D. – a time when other settlements were going into decline.  The most impressive structure is El Castillo, which is the second tallest building in Belize. Xunantunich translates to “Stone...

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Ka’ana Boutique Resort in Belize Offers a ‘Free’ Night
Jun28

Ka’ana Boutique Resort in Belize Offers a ‘Free’ Night

San Ignacio, Belize, June 2011 – This summer, Ka’ana Boutique Resort is putting a unique spin on the book “three nights, get the fourth night free” promotion with an added goodwill component. Guests can book a fourth night at the resort for just $18, which goes towards the Adopt-A-School program, where the $18 pays for an entire year of a child’s school tuition. The Adopt-A-School Summer Package runs now through November 15, 2011 with...

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Belize (video podcast)

I met with Shikira Oxley of Belize Tourism at the Los Angeles Times Adventure and Travel show at the Los Angeles Convention Center to learn more about Belize. Check it out. As with all of our videos Quicktime 7.0 or better is required to see our great videos in all of their luster and highest quality. However, we have now added a new feature so YouTube users can see this video here as well. We are also on iTunes, Youtube, Current TV,...

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Finding Green Travel in Latin America (video podcast)

Maryl chats with Federico about “green” travel in Latin American countries. Federico of the Rainforest Alliance wants to get the word out that there many option for conscientious travelers looking for green tourism options in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala and Belize and minimizing our “footprint while traveling at home and on vacation. This interview is from the recent Adventurers travel Expo in Los Angeles for more...

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