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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 …

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[19 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Vacation Sweepstakes – Essay#36

The Lodge at Chaa Creek is our kind of place- a plethora of outdoor activities with an educational twist! I would love for Chaa Creek to show us the wonders of Belize and teach us the many reasons why we must preserve this beautiful country. I can imagine full days of exploring the rainforest and Mayan ruins, canoeing the Makal River, and horseback riding through the reserve.

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[19 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Vacation Sweepstakes – Essay#35

When I visited the Chaa Creek website, I was immediately struck by the beauty of Belize and the appreciation and respect that Chaa Creek gives to the natural gifts of the country. I also felt the sense of balance that Chaa Creek has achieved- eco adventure with comfort, relaxation with intellect, and the environment with sustainable business. I would like to visit Chaa Creek because I support the mission of balance that you strive to bring to your visitors. Chaa Creek puts people back in balance so that they may return home and forge positive change in their own lives and the world. To me, Chaa Creek is happiness!

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[19 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Vacation Sweepstakes – Essay#34

            My wife and I have never visited Central America together, although we’ve been lucky enough to travel to some great places. We love to meet other travelers and to meet local people and learn about the history and culture of a new place. We love to have laughs, see authentic things, eat great food, enjoy some cold beverages at the end of a day of exploring; The Lodge at Chaa Creek seems like exactly the kind of place where …

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[15 Oct 2009 | One Comment | ]
Vacation Sweepstakes – Essay#31

 
Why Belize? Why Chaa Creek? Why not?
This past year I have convinced myself that I will see Belize before I visit any other country. When asked “why Belize?”, the answers (almost seemingly endless) most often end with an excited butterfly filled stomach response about a gorgeous tree house suite in the jungle at a place called Chaa Creek. It was hard to discover such a beautiful location in such tough economical times.
As an adventurous Canadian who has never travelled out …

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[13 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Vacation Sweepstakes – Essay#30

I am from Brooklyn, NY and get to see very little nature, apart from my local park.  My mum and dad want me to understand what a beautiful world they have brought me into and show me why it is worth protecting. 
They tell me that going to Belize will help me to appreciate my senses.  In Brooklyn, I see people rushing around, chubby squirrels eating bagels, and tall buildings surrounded by sidewalks.  I hear fire engines, people shouting, horns honking, …

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

Belize is a gem of a country, and in my eyes, it is heaven on earth. The jungle and rainforest will always live in my heart; my soul is connected to Belize. There is an ache deep in my chest that longs to be there. Belize is so peaceful, lush, exotic & simple. My husband, our 6 yr old son and I went on an unforgettable journey to Belize during Christmas of 2008. I lost my mother unexpectedly in April …

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[13 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Vacation Sweepstakes – Essay#28

Belize:  An Adventure Junkie’s Must Visit Destination
I consider myself to be quite the “adrenaline junkie”.  Whether its ziplining in the trees of some exotic jungle or rappelling down a waterfall with nothing but a dangling wire separating you from the top of a cliff and the ground, I am always looking for the next big thing.  My friend Anna had just gotten back from a trip to Belize and could not stop talking about how amazing it was.  “Everyone is …