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[5 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Nature Quest Sweepstakes – Essay#22

Evan and I (Julie) would like to visit Chaa Creek, because we are interested in combining new experiences and luxury into one fabulous anniversary holiday. We are celebrating our tenth anniversary next year. We have a newborn and a 3 year old, and we could REALLY use a vacation for just the two of us! I’ve been looking for a great place to visit where we can meet great new people, learn about another culture, see an ecosystem new to …

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[29 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Nature Quest Sweepstakes – Essay#20

Move over, Indiana Jones! I’m going to the Lodge at Chaa Creek for the most exciting vacation of my life. Located on a private 365 acre nature reserve on the banks of the Macal River in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, the on-site experiences alone sound fantastic!.
Where to start?  Probably the Natural History Centre to understand Belize’s history, civilizations,  culture, animals and plants. Important to appreciate this unique, unspoiled country. Then an early morning bird walk, followed by visiting the …

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[29 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Nature Quest Sweepstakes – Essay#19

I want to visit the Lodge at Chaa Creek in Belize, Central America because my past trips here have been some of the best experiences of my life.  This is a true 5-star resort.  There is incredible attention to detail in every room and public space.  I particularly love the outdoor shower at our cottage.  I have been to Chaa Creek twice now.  
The first time I arrived, walking through the entry gates and onto the grounds, I felt like I had come home.  A deep …

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[28 Sep 2009 | One Comment | ]
Nature Quest Sweepstakes – Essay#18

Belize… Belize lives in my heart and in my day dreams. I fell in love with my sweetheart in Belize. Just the word Belize makes my toes wiggle as through they were in sand instead of dress shoes. I can smell the vanilla scent of One Barrel and taste the remnants of the Jerk meal I just devoured. The whisper of the word Belize makes my ears reach for the sound of the wind in the trees and the call …

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[28 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Nature Quest Sweepstakes – Essay#17

In turbulent times such as these, whether dealing with job loss, global economic crises or the continuing drive to extinguish what natural beauty remains in the world, enjoying peace and solitude away from these daily horrors is truly a treasure one must savor. 
My travel experiences have taken me across the globe to various European countries, but none can match the simple untouched splendor of my home state of Montana. The draw of clean air, untouched by pollutants; the sound of …

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[22 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Nature Quest Sweepstakes – Essay#15

After a few of the world’s worst vacations (a hurricane-induced evacuation from Roatan; getting robbed blind in Miami; and enduring a mosquito-infested room in the rainforests of Grenada), you can sign me up for a stay at The Lodge at Chaa Creek! You need only look as far as Trip Advisor to see that this resort is truly exceptional. Reviewers rave about the location, service, rooms, food, decor, and variety of activities; and with national coverage in Delta Sky Magazine, …

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[22 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Nature Quest Sweepstakes – Essay#14

Chaa Creek. I have been looking at the website for this resort for the past 2 years. My fiancé and I are looking for a place to get married, and we’d love it to be an eco-lodge. We’re both wildlife biology graduate students who have traveled extensively throughout Africa, Asia, and South America. However, our traveling is always for research…aka…work. We would love to travel to an eco-lodge where we could relax and enjoy the jungle together.
In particular we are …

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[18 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Nature Quest Sweepstakes – Essay#12

My fiancé and I are adventure-travelers. Yes, we enjoy going to the beach for sun, sand, and lounge chairs, just like most vacationing couples do but what we really love are enriching retreats that encourage us to stretch our minds and bodies. 
That’s why we’ve chosen Belize as our honeymoon destination. The majesty of lush tropical rainforest and mystery of the Ancient Maya coupled with white sand islands and a spectacular barrier reef make this our ideal getaway. And The Lodge …

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[18 Sep 2009 | One Comment | ]
Nature Quest Sweepstakes – Essay#11

Oh to be able to go back in time and live a simpler life! In June, our daughter turned 8. We bought her Laura Ingalls’ Little House of the Prairie book series. She read these over the summer and loved them! This vacation would reinforce our belief and conviction that life can and should be simpler.
 
The beauty of Belize, both the land and the people, is intoxicating! It is our desire to instill in our daughter and others the love …

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[17 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
A Vacation to Belize:Nature Quest Sweepstakes – Essay#10

It’s been almost two years since we visited at Chaa Creek, my husband and I had such a wonderful experience we’ve asked ourselves often- “How can we go back?”  Perhaps this contest is the answer to our dream of returning.  There are so many things we’d like to do again – early morning birding with the dew still on the flowers, canoeing lazily up the river on a sunny afternoon, the guided night hike and all of the wonderful sounds …

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[16 Sep 2009 | One Comment | ]
Nature Quest Sweepstakes – Essay#9

I would love to visit the Lodge at Chaa Creek in Belize’s tropical rainforest.  Based upon the images and descriptions on the website, the resort seems to be the perfect combination of respite and excitement-with opportunities to rest and relax, while learning about the surrounding ecosystem and culture.  
I live with my wonderful partner/boyfriend in Vermont.  We are both environmental professionals who care deeply about the natural world.  He has dedicated his law career-two decades so far-to protecting the environment and …

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[8 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Nature Quest Sweepstakes – Essay #6

Journal entry 01/19/08 - 6:08pm: ”We arrived at Chaa Creek today and immediately I was moved by the beautiful lush grounds.  Our room is unbelievable.  There is no phone or TV – perfect!  The very best thing is the private outdoor shower.”
Journal Entry 01/20/08 – 11:20am:  “Last night after dinner we came back to our room and I gave Diana a foot massage with a lotion she loves. I told her I wanted to try the outdoor shower.  Just as I was going out …