The most beautiful things I have seen in this world have not been created by man.

While an artistic painting, photograph or sculpture may be captivating in its own way, nothing can compare to the natural beauty of nature that envelops all of our senses. Imagine standing on a green mountaintop as the sun is setting, painting a backdrop of oranges, reds and purples. The wind is in your hair, the aroma of flowers is wafting around you and you hear birds and insects chirping away.

My latest obsession is Belize.

OK I have a confession: as a form of relaxation I plan vacations I want to take but usually never take. I plan them down to every last detail. My latest obsession is Belize. The trip I planned included a stay at Chaa Creek and a trip to the reef’s of Belize. I researched every Eco lodge in Belize (and many in Costa Rica) and Chaa Creek came up at the very top. Not many seem to have the mix of amenities with on-sight activities that Chaa Creek has. I am into bird watching and the birding seems great. My husband is drawn to the kayaking. We both are drawn to the Mayan ruin tours.

With a little research, I discovered the natural paradise that is Belize.

I enjoy having adventures, especially with my fiancé along side me. Belize embodies that sprit from its vast rainforests, to the Mayan Ruins, to world class diving and cave exploring. And coming from upstate New York where 85 degrees is considered a heat wave, I can’t wait to experience is the sunny hot days that Belize has to offer. The Belizean coast is a place I could see spending an entire afternoon, just sitting on the beach with uninterrupted ocean in front of us and a rainforest behind us.