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Covid Quarantine

Its April 28th. We are at the beginning of week 6 since the borders closed. It is a strange new world. A little recap to remember this moment in time... The beginning of the end here was the weekend of March 14th. We spent a spontaneous weekend on the island...

The Slow Pace of Slow Season

When you run a hotel there is a busy season and a slow season. Even with the relatively consistent weather that we have in Hopkins Belize this seasonality applies to us as well. For us, December through April (Christmas through Easter) is high season. This is when hotels and restaurants...

Newbie bloopers

I think my mistakes in life are the things that make me laugh the hardest. Once enough time has passed, the most embarrassing moments are usually the funniest to think back on. It will be fun to put some of these in writing and have them to look back on...

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...

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...

A Day in the (new) Life

I thought it would be fun to chronicle one day of mine to give you an idea of what my new life is like -- living in Hopkins, Belize and as a resort owner and mom. 6:00am: Wake up. Extremely tired. Ruger woke me up twice in the middle of...

A trip to Belize City

After our marathon two days of closing, we also needed to take a trip to Belize City to transfer the titles of the resort boats. It takes about 2.5 hours to drive to Belize City so the fastest way to go is to take a little prop plane on a...