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[23 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]

I want to be an Ecokid so that I can protect the environment from the pollution of the cars because we are destroying our world. People if we cut the plant and the grass is like if we are killing someone very important. Because we are killing a piece of land where children can have fun. We will not be able to respire good air if we live in garbage. Because we have no air people we need to discontinue the chemical in the water.

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[16 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]
Caribbean Vacation Sweepstakes Winners

The Caribbean Vacation Sweepstakes offered free eco-holidays inclusive of: Round trip transfers from International Airport or Belize City, A visit to the Belize Zoo with transfer on arrival or departure, four nights Cottage accommodation, full breakfast, lunch and dinner, guided visits to the Natural History Museum, Butterfly Farm, and Belize Rainforest Medicinal Trail, canoeing on the Macal River, guided early morning bird watching, one full & half day tour to Belize’s Maya Temple Sites, Sacred Caves, or Nature Reserves.

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[6 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Belize: A friend’s journey

When I first heard that my friend was going to visit Belize, I thought that she was referring to a small and unknown local restaurant. I had never heard of this tiny country before, which is located in the heart of Central America. Due to a family emergency, my friend was unable to go on her journey as originally scheduled; however, she was smart enough to purchase travel insurance.

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[21 Apr 2011 | One Comment | ]
My Favorite Part…

Back at our cottage The Daily Jungle Journal was waiting to be perused, with information including the Evening Dinner Menu, the upcoming weather forecast, the Chef’s Corner, the on-site activities schedule, for that evening and the following day, and more.

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[9 Apr 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Can a summer make a difference?

Schools may promote environmental education, conservation practices or once a year’s celebration of Earth Day. However, the lack of real life, hands-on exposures to environmental education may lead to a generation of unaware and ill prepared young adults. We might be producing a generation of people that lacks the knowledge of sustainable and responsible living.

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[20 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
A Greenprint for Responsible Tourism

“[Belize] recognizes that its competitive edge is its cultural and natural heritage…and has in the past 12 months, put into place a sustainable tourism development. That’s a pretty bold step you won’t see in many countries around the world.”

There’s little evidence to visitors that any part of Belize is under threat. The jungles are lush and verdant, alive with macaws, toucans, parrots and howler monkeys. The water is teeming with fish, turtles and sea mammals.

“In many respects,” says Christ, [Belize] stands as a model… It’s not a secret, but a lot of people haven’t yet discovered it.”

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[10 Sep 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
A NEW TEKTITE STREWN FIELD DISCOVERED IN WESTERN BELIZE

The precise tektite-hosting stratigraphic horizon has not been specifically delineated as yet but it would be within young Quaternary sediments such as the alluvial terraces of the Belize River. It is also likely that the present-day surface of older limestone terrains located to the north of Bullet Tree Falls and Santa Familia would be identical to the tektite-bearing paleo-erosional surface from 800,000 years ago.

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[31 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
U.S. News Article On Retirement In Belize Makes World Headlines

As people’s retirement plans have changed the Central American country of Belize is getting welcomed attention in the international media. US News and World Report, AARP, The Boston Herald, as well as Yahoo Finance published an article on how to retire in Belize on $1,500. a month and the response has been overwhelming.

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[22 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Belize Honeymoon Sweepstakes Essay#24

Belize Honeymoon Sweepstakes
My fiancé Kyle and I often speak of retiring to Central America. We are both clinical psychologists in-training and will be getting married during our final year of graduate school. Our entire relationship has occurred within the context of demanding coursework, research, and clinical practice. Thus, we spend a lot of our time daydreaming about what life will be like when we have time for ourselves.

Our love of Central America stemmed from a short vacation we were …

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[18 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Belize Honeymoon Sweepstakes Essay#22

Belize Honeymoon Sweepstakes
I love to travel. I’ve been to 11 countries in my 28 years. In 2005 I spent 4 months backpacking in Central and South America, and just last year I ended 2009 with 3 months backpacking in SE Asia. I believe that world travel opens our minds, our hearts, and our souls. This year I am marrying the love of my life, a man who has not had much opportunity to travel but has every desire to. We …

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[29 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

From what my parents told me about their trips to Costa Rica, it sounds like Belize will be very similar in many ways. However, neither they nor myself have ever seen Mayan temples.
I grew up near St. Louis, MO. Right across the river there are a number of mounds built by the Mississipians, which was a very advanced culture for their time. There are several very large burial mounds in the area, and some believe the Mississipians may have …

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[3 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Belize Caves

Today, much of the geological structure of Belize is what is known as “karst landforms,” created when CO2-infused water passing through the soil becomes mildly acidic and slowly, over time, begins to dissolve the earth’s natural limestone to create breaks in the rock. These breaks allow more water to begin flowing downward, resulting in ideal conditions for the formation of underground caves and rivers. In fact, if you plot them on a map, the southern half of the country is completely dotted with them.

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[1 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

WHY I WANT TO VISIT THE LODGE AT CHAA CREEK IN BELIZE, CENTRAL AMERICA 
QUESTION (asked by Mr./Ms. I.M.Green — a discerning eco-traveler):  
     Helloooo?? Does anyone out there know where I can go to experience a remarkable jungle paradise that’s unspoiled…yet still features the kinds of luxuries that make a vacation seem like a vacation?
ANSWER (given by 99% of the resort operators in the world): 
     Ahhh, so you’re looking for two separate vacations, then…? 
Sigh. That’s how it usually is in the …

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[28 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Belize: Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret

On The Road — By Katrina Verweel on October 27, 2009 at 2:41 pm

Bordering Mexico and Guatemala on the Yucatan’s Caribbean coast, this is the perfect place to take your family, go with friends, or take a romantic vacation to this diverse society filled with many different cultures. Belize is a mixture of British colonialism, with African, Spanish, and Mayan influences and is the only English-speaking country in Central America.
Belize has the second longest barrier reef in the world, …

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[7 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Nature Quest Sweepstakes – Essay#26

Chaa Creek : The perfect answer to our travel wishes
Rich and I have been together 3 years and have yet to experience an international adventure together.  We planned on making 2009 our first Holiday away from home.  After weeks of indecision, I began to think this may not be the year for our adventure. Then, I received a text message from Rich that simply stated,” I have decided we are going to Belize“. Without hesitation, the endless research and planning …

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[8 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Travel Tips to Belize, Central America

VISAS
All travelers entering the country must have a valid passport (valid for up to six months after visit) and a proof of return to their country. No visas are required for citizens of the United States, United Kingdom and the majority of Caribbean Islands. Visitors from other countries must check for information about obtaining a visa. Belize allows visitors a maximum of one-month stay in the country before they require an extension.
DEPARTURE TAXES & FEES
Departure taxes that were once collected …

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[2 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

 

Truly a Gem:
Chaa Creek was the most amazing place ever. It was in the middle of the jungle but still had all the modern amenities. So many activities on site to do. We mountain biked to the ruins. Definitely needed a few more days to really enjoy what Chaa has to offer!
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g291971-d300705-r30220060-Lodge_at_Chaa_Creek-San_Ignacio_Cayo.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT
The Best Experience Ever

We went here for 4 nights at the start of our honeymoon and everything about this place was outstanding. The rooms, the setting, the food, the …