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[8 Feb 2010 | One Comment | ]
Belize Vacation Sweepstakes Winners

Cayo District, Belize February 8th 2010 -The Lodge at Chaa Creek, Belize’s award-winning ecotourism resort in the jungles of Central America is delighted to announce the winners of our Belize Vacation Sweepstakes.
Chaa Creek’s Belize Vacation Sweepstakes offered contestants free eco-holidays inclusive of accommodation, food, tours and activities in Chaa Creek’s 365 acre rainforest reserve in the foothills of the Maya Mountains.
A total of sixty eight participants wrote fascinating essays explaining why they wanted to visit The Lodge at Chaa Creek. …

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[7 Feb 2010 | One Comment | ]

Belize Vacation Sweepstakes: Why your family has chosen Belize and The Lodge at Chaa Creek as your best family vacation destination
We are a family of nature lovers. Father is an avid birder and naturalist who raised us two children to respect and wonder at, the natural world. Mother is a self-taught botanist who especially appreciates wild flowers. Growing up, family vacations involved a lot of car trips to go camping, canoeing, hiking, swimming and …

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[2 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

For an ADVENTURE! I know going to Chaa Creek in Belize would be an experience of a lifetime, a one of a kind adventure.  To me that means being dropped into a different culture, a different way of life, something outside of the comfort ‘zone’.  That would redefine my own perceptions and understanding of the world around me.  I think seeing a country like Belize, that is just teaming with history from the days of …

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[2 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Belize Weather Forecast for today, February 2nd 2010

Chance of a Thunderstorm. Scattered Clouds. High: 84 °F / 29 °C . Wind ENE 8 mph / 14 km/h . Chance of precipitation 20% (water equivalent of 0.11 in / 2.78 mm). Heat Index: 87 °F / 31 °C .

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[2 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

Belize Vacation Sweepstakes
This contest to win a trip to Belize is just what the doctor ordered. Sadly, last June my mother passed away, just months after our oldest brother passed. My father passed 15 years ago. So, that leaves me (Robert) and my sister (Constance) the only two left. We are now so conscious of how fast people can go, that we stay in touch often through skyping and phone calls. I landed a job here …

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[2 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

Belize Vacation Sweepstakes
Do you love adventure? I’m not talking about getting lost in traffic while on your way to the next amusement park to explore with thousands of others people. But about canoeing down the Macal River while taking the in breathtaking scenic views or even hiking along a network of trails within a 365-acre forest reserve.
Do you love wildlife? Being able to see just a few varieties of monkeys, iguanas or armadillos …

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[2 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

Belize itself is considered an ecological paradise.  With its incredible range of biodiversity in respect to both flora and fauna, it’s a biologist’s dream come true.  The history of the locale is yet another feature that only adds to the experience.
Now, couple that incredible landscape, environment, and history with a resort like Chaa Creek, and it becomes obvious why this is the only destination anyone would ever consider while visiting Belize!  I can’t …

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[2 Feb 2010 | One Comment | ]

Belize Vacation Sweepstakes
Who wouldn’t want to visit the Lodge at Chaa Creek! Our adventurous daughter has made it to Belize on a frugal backpacking trip and encouraged us to submit an essay. She is about to finish a residency in emergency medicine in Phoenix while our son is finishing his MBA in D.C. They haven’t seen each other in almost three years so it would be amazing to have a family reunion of four …

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[2 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

Belize Vacation Sweepstakes
Wow! I have many, many reasons on why The Lodge at Chaa Creek would be the best, and I mean the BEST vacation ever! Let me start off by saying that “Adventure” is my middle name! Not to mention my husband’s.  From the physical aspect of it to the wonders and challenges of the culture, environment and discovery. I really can’t imagine arriving and setting my sights on the beauty of Belize. I …

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[1 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

“What about us” song describes my thoughts so well.  We are destroying our rainforests every day and no one seems to care. The Michael Jackson song is so powerful  The wonderful land of Belize and the eco system is being destroyed every day.  I want to see this country and spread the word to try to stop this destruction.  We are too interested in quick packaging and do not even recycle.  I have tried to get …

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[1 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

My family and I had one of the best vacations we’ve ever had on our 2009 trip to Belize. Our time spent at Chaa Creek was outstanding. The all- Belizean staff at the restaurant, the spa, ect., took superb care of all of our needs and requests. From the stables to the spa to our trip over the border into Guatemala to Mick Fleming having a blue morpho butterfly chrysalis brought to our villa for our kids to watch …

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[1 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

In my search for a unique and adventurous trip, Belize turned out to be the perfect destination. The Lodge at Chaa Creek, an “award-winning Belize resort” offers the amenities I would need to explore the rich culture and history of the country. The land has so much to offer, especially for a family so eager to get out and learn new things. The experience is both romantic, for my boyfriend and I and mother …

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[1 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

I believe that Belize is an ideal vacation destination.  The country is not plagued by crime and corruption like Mexico. Speaking english to the locals greatly enhances my ability to relax. In addition, I prefer to take an ecovacation whenever possible. Ideally, the only expansion of my carbon footprint is from the jet fuel burned to get me to the destination.  Lastly, I feel that if I am going to go on a vacation, it …

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[1 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

When I was searching for classes this semester, I stumbled upon a class entitled “Making a Difference, Service and Travel Writing.” Intrigued, I read the description. The entire class is centered on the history of Belize and the techniques of documenting experiences effectively. During Spring Break, my class of twelve will be traveling to San Ignacio, Belize on a missions trip. This trip, however, will not be luxurious. We’ve been informed that we’re only allowed to bring one carry-on …

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[1 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

Belize Vacation Sweepstakes

There are very few places in the world where you can vacation and experience a little bit of everything. Chaa Creek resort in Belize is one of them. The 365-acre nature reserve caters to the thrill-seeker and intellectual, as well as those in need of a little R&R. The rainforest offers pristine beauty and wildlife, which can be explored by horse, mountain bike, or the old fashioned way – on foot. The nearby Macal River is great …

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[1 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

Last night I had a beautiful dream about being in Belize. It was one of
these dreams that feels like it is real even after you wake up. I left this
cold tundra called Minnesota for one night and was surrounded by nature at
its most beautiful, in the middle of the Belizean jungle. I was horseback
riding with my husband and our 6 year old son. I was on a white horse and my
husband and son were on a …

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[1 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

My 1993 introduction to Belize was an unceremoneous one. My husband (at the time) and I wanted to go to Costa Rica, but couldn’t afford it. I did some research and discovered a small country in central America that had much of what we were looking to see in CR – rainforest, wildlife, adventure, ocean – but was even closer and affordable to us. COOL! Let’s go!
I will never, ever forget the flight in. Goldson was a lot smaller …

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[1 Feb 2010 | One Comment | ]

Four years ago, I visited Belize, the only English speaking country in Central America, for the purpose of working at an orphanage being newly built, just outside of Belize City.  I spent close to six months residing in the orphanage with my then 6-1/2 year old son.  Many of the children still linger in our hearts and we hope one day to perhaps apply for an adoption, if that becomes possible.
While in Belize, an ecological haven boasting the second …

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[1 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

Well for starters, belize is a beautiful country within itself. But Chaa creek is beyond the most beautiful and breathtaking resort I have ever laid eyes on and I havent even seen it in person yet. But by the pictures and the intro to the website, its so overwhelming outstanding and I definetly love the belize spa and the treetop top suites. The suites have a very unique ambiance and tranquility to it, I love the …

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[1 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

For the family or individual looking for an exotic vacation destination with a large variety of activity options and a land rich in both scenery and history, Chaa Creek has it all. Embarking on a journey to Belize’s Chaa Creek is to be immersed in the best of what the natural world presents. Whether you’re exploring the impressive caves of the Maya region, setting your eyes on the underwater world of the coral reefs, horseback riding through Belize’s 365-acre …