Taking the Kids — to Belize for sun, sand and adventure
Cave tubing in Crystal Cave

Taking the Kids — to Belize for sun, sand and adventure

Belize boasts more than 500 species of fish and marine life. The water is so clear you can see the reef, sea turtles, rays and more from a kayak too

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Taking the Kids — and snorkeling for our dinner
The staff of Cayo Encanto greets us on arrival by skiff from San Pedro, Belize

Taking the Kids — and snorkeling for our dinner

I wasn’t planning to swim while my husband fished for our supper, but I couldn’t resist the entreaties from Carlos Cordova, our 22-year-old guide, who urged us to join in on the conch and lobster hunt

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Taking the Kids — on an adventure in Belize
Cave tubing in Belize

Taking the Kids — on an adventure in Belize

Lucy and Mick Fleming, a young adventurous couple, spontaneously bought an overgrown 140-acre farm and citrus orchard on the Macal River in Belize after meeting the owner in a bar in Belize City, about a two-hour drive away

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Tour combines history and culture – and of course food – In San Pedro, Belize
Sara Rodriguez serves up El Salvadoran Pupusas on the Belize Food Tour in San Pedro

Tour combines history and culture – and of course food – In San Pedro, Belize

Food tours, I think, are a great introduction to any community wherever you are in the world and this one doesn’t disappoint, not only showing us local spots we wouldn’t have found on our own but giving us a little history along the way.

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On the hunt for conch, spiny lobsters and snapper on Belize’s barrier reef
Carlos Cardova produces two nice-sized conch from Belize's barrier reef

On the hunt for conch, spiny lobsters and snapper on Belize’s barrier reef

I wasn’t planning to swim, just relax and read a book while my husband fished for snapper. But here we are, looking for conch with our 22-year-old guide Carlos Cordova

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No need to dress for dinner – on a private island in Belize
The staff of Cayo Encanto greets us on arrival by skiff from San Pedro, Belize

No need to dress for dinner – on a private island in Belize

When we arrive at the private island Caya Encanto, just two and a half miles from the resort town of San Pedro on Ambergris Cay, Belize’s largest island, the smiling staff is lined up to meet us

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Chaa Creek Lodge in Belize – home-grown adventure for all ages and budgets
Lucy and Mick Fleming and daughter Byrony Fleming-Bradley at Chaa Creek Lodge in Belize

Chaa Creek Lodge in Belize – home-grown adventure for all ages and budgets

It started out as a hut, farm and campsite for backpackers. Now Chaa Creek Lodge in Belize is a resort for all ages and budgets and fulfill the vision of its founders

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The Kids Taking Themselves: Exploring chocolate, caves, and coral reefs in Belize
Mel in rural Belize

The Kids Taking Themselves: Exploring chocolate, caves, and coral reefs in Belize

“I’m going to travel like this from now on!” Sarah exclaimed, while she was receiving exciting emails from MMC and Ya’axche about fun things to do during our trip. Not only do I feel like I truly took advantage of my last spring break in College, but I also made it educational…aren’t you proud Mom and Dad?

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