Belize Vacation Blog

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To the States for Christmas

During our first year in Belize (last year), we wanted to establish Belizean Residency (you can think of this as a green card...we will still be citizens of the U.S. but, as residents, we no long need to deal with student or work visas). In order to apply for residency,...

Scam or not, you decide

We've owned the hotel and restaurant for one year now. I have to say, the best part of owning this business is meeting and talking with all the guests. I really really enjoy meeting people and hearing about their lives back home: their stories. Some guests I click with so...

TIL: What is a Savings Syndicate

One of the great things about moving to another country is learning how things are done differently. From when we are young, we learn about how to get through life from our parents, teachers, and community. And that is happening all over the world, except sometimes there are very different...

Applying for Residency in Belize

When we decided to buy Beaches and Dreams and move to Belize, we almost immediately knew we would apply for Belizian residency. It seemed like a clear path to saving money and hassle in the long term. And we plan to stay a while. The first year living in Belize...

High Season and New Businesses

I haven't written a post in so long and I going to blame it on the resort finally being busy. That and the new coffee shop. Low Season vs High Season When we arrived in August it was the low season and it was also hurricane season and the rainy...

Our Christmas in Belize

The Christmas season is here, our first in Belize. There is this movie that the kids and I used to watch -- Curious George's Christmas, which explained that the joy of  Christmas is not wrapped up into ONE day; rather, the days leading up to Christmas, with the decorating, the...