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[18 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

Adventurous eaters eager for a taste of The Lodge at Chaa Creek
We live in Phoenix, Arizona and have had opportunities to spend time in neighboring Mexico. It has only whetted our appetites to explore farther into Central and South America. We delight in experiencing new places and cultures.   As an amateur photographer and closet bird-watcher, capturing the beauty and luxury of The Lodge at Chaa Creek, the Rainforest, the Mayan ruins and the …

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[16 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

When I was in the 6th grade, I did a research report on Belize.  I spent months on that report, every day dreaming of it’s climate that was much unlike our own.  That was the year I met the man I’m going to marry.  Now, all these years later I find my mind returning to Belize.  It’s just another thing to tie me back to the roots of the relationship.
Years ago, when Bret was 10 and …

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[15 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

The Lodge at Chaa Creek in Belize Central America is my ultimate dream vacation!  I’ve always wanted to travel to Central America in order to experience the beautiful scenery, fabulous weather, and exciting traditions, and now here’s my chance!  While I’ve been to several continents across the world, including Asia , Australia, and Europe, never have I had the opportunity to experience the wonders that Central America holds.  From the Rainforest Reserve, to the …

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[15 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

The Lodge at Chaa Creek is a place that I would love to visit. Its environment and history has drawn me to the area along with its rich culture. I have yearned to visit the ruins and beaches of the Belize for some time.
As a frequent traveler, I have gone on safaris, hiked volcanoes, toured the Great Pyramids, shopped at the Grand Bazaar, watched the fireworks in Sydney, performed in Salzburg, and swam in …

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[14 Jan 2010 | One Comment | ]

After we had returned to Caye Caulker from our three nights at Chaa Creek, we sat on the porch of our rented house, discussing our favorite moments in Belize so far. We had spent five nights on Caye Caulker before going to Chaa Creek and had another two nights ahead of us before we headed back to North Carolina. Our experience at Chaa Creek was not only the best we had in Belize, but one …

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[11 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Belize Vacation Sweepstakes (Essay#20)

After reading about others’ adventures, I had to investigate Chaa Creek for myself. The magnificent website looks just like a photo spread in Conde Nast or National Geographic. I spent several hours looking through the info on the site, and learning about a side of Belize that I hadn’t really come across before. We have also read through the different travel packages offered by Chaa Creek, and I have to say each one looks more amazing than the one before it.

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[8 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Belize Vacation Sweepstakes (Essay#19)

Even at night there is the Creatures of the Night Walk that lets you get a first hand look at even the nightlife of the wilderness. It doesn’t even matter what time of the year you travel they have packages to meet all of your needs. For example the Chaa’s Creek Christmas package is something you can do with your family and still feel like its the holidays. They even put their touch to it and incorporate nature into that too by seeing the decorated trees garlanded with seeds and fruits. Giving you the spirit of Christmas but the heart of Belize. Its those little touches to give you that home feeling with a sense of adventure I have to say I admire and crave the most.

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[6 Jan 2010 | One Comment | ]

In a time when global and environmental change is occurring at such a rapid pace, it‘s becoming more and more difficult to escape the hustle-and-bustle of city life and to experience the natural world. From time to time, we need to get away from our manmade, city lives and to visit parts of the world with a slower pace and a deeper closeness to nature.  When we are immersed in nature- without the distractions of …

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[31 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

I had the pleasure of visiting Belize City for 9 short hours this past November while on a Holland America Ship that graced your port. It was a whirl wind tour with a fabulous guide who took us up into your rain forest for a day of tubing and a lovely lunch. I very much wish to come back to your beautiful country to explore more fully Belize and her lush rain forests with my family. I’ve been telling my …

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[30 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

I have always tried very hard to be a good person, a hard worker and good parent. I have worked in a special education classroom for 12 years, making many efforts to help our students on many levels. My husband and I have raised 3 foster children (a sibling group we didn’t want to separate) from age 5 to almost adulthood (they are 17 and juniors in high school). We have another daughter who is in college and works with …

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[5 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Thank You For Your Participation

Yesterday was an exciting day at Chaa Creek as seven little school girls from St. Andrews Primary came into the office during lunch break to pick the winning tickets in the Nature Quest Sweepstakes Lottery. Having read all your entries, tallied your scores and followed the contest from beginning to end, we were on pins and needles as the winning entries were chosen.

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[29 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Belize Vacation Sweepstakes – Essay#45

WHY WE WANT TO VISIT THE LODGE AT CHAA CREEK (AGAIN)
We have traveled to many places in the world, and Belize is one of our all-time favorites.  The appeal of Belize is that in one small, easily traversed country, we found adventure, stunning sights, magnificent animals as well as soul-restoring luxury.  A hike in the jungle followed by a massage or a facial in a world-class spa is an experience I would dearly love to repeat.
Chaa Creek has everything the …

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[28 Oct 2009 | One Comment | ]

A celebration of renewal… my girls and I had planned a Belizean vacation but it was delayed by an accident in Persian Sea leaving my youngest daughter burnt over 82% of her body.  Two years after the accident we found ourselves in paradise!
Along the Macal River, camping out in cozy beds with a canvas roof. Oil lanterns casting a glow with enough light to play dominos as the sounds of the rain forest intensified. Much of the first night was …

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[27 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

           I hope I will be able to make you feel how much this trip matters for me even if I am a French native speaker. 
            As a past student of Central America civilization and Spanish language The Chaa Creek Lodge represents the best opportunity for me to live my passion for pre-Columbian cultures. Belize will be happy to welcome a green addict girl (rainforest, sea and mountains). Human beings will never succeed to reach the perfection of natural beauty that …

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[26 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

In January, 1990, my wife and I were married after five years of dating. She was finishing college at the time. I have been in college on and off ever since. Next month, I will finish my doctorate degree and continue working at the local community college. She is now the mother of our two children and works part time to help us keep the kids in good schools.
Approaching our 20th anniversary and 25th year as a couple, we began …

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[23 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Vacation Sweepstakes – Essay#41

A few years back, we had the good fortune of traveling to southern Belize. We delighted in pristine, unspoiled beaches on idyllic cayes and close encounters with sharks while snorkeling.
 
We spent time in a quiet, calm, and patient anticipation waiting for the gentle manatees to surface, led by the most wonderful, knowledgeable guide who wouldn’t be satisfied until we had experienced the wonder.
 
We floated down a river enveloped in a cacophony of avian chatter and then hiked through the jungle …

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[21 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

Our family has done a significant amount of hiking and biking and strives on a routine basis to immerse ourselves in nature.  Living in a city, this is often no small feat!  But Maryland has done a great job of building around state parks and converting old railroad tracks to bike paths.
In our everyday lives we work hard to try to leave the smallest imprint on our environment.  We recycle as much plastic/glass/metal as possible, compost as much food and …

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[21 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

I would like to tell a story, well a love story, that all started with the dream of Belize…. A lady and a man…..met one afternoon by pure chance (they will say fate) .  They were drawn together into the same room where the TV was on and a travel show was booming out the awesome sensations, sights and travel tips for cave tubing in Belize.  They intantly burst into full exciting conversation about how they both had wanted to …

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[21 Oct 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Vacation Sweepstakes – Essay#38

Visiting the Lodge at Chaa Creek would be a dream come true!
I long to experience the untouched magic of Belize, walk among howler monkeys, hike the pristine rainforest trails, explore the Macal River, study the incomparable flora and fauna, see magnificent and rare butterflies and birds, dive among healthy coral reefs, meander up river through the dense tropical canopy, enjoy riding through sub-tropical broadleaf forests, or simply swim in the pool or just relax in eco friendly surroundings.
But the thrill …

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[20 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Vacation Sweepstakes – Essay#37

A free holiday at an Eco Lodge in beautiful Belize that sounds like a perfect place to take my Mom who really deserves a special and relaxing vacation. Your lodge looks like an amazing place with so much to see and do and endless beauty. These past few years have been really rough for my family especially My Mom who lost my Dad, her older brother and younger brother to cancer.  JJ as we call her is always taking care …