Ten tips to tour by in Belize

There are many ways to see and indulge in Belize’s abundant beauty, whether below its jungle canopy or amidst its hundreds of shimmering diamonds on the sea, the cayes (pronounced “keys” in Belize). Most first-time visitors to Belize diligently course through their Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, Frommer’s or Rough Guide before stepping onto the plane taking…

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Mango madness befalls Belize

Thundershock, Sugar, Slipper, Judgewig and Bellyful. These could easily be mistaken as endearing nicknames that native Belizeans—who love aliases—bestow upon admired friends and peers. However, they are names ascribed to something that has been raining from trees over the past several weeks in Belize—the succulent mango. Though the growing season varies a bit from year…

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Belize: the jaguar’s domain

In 1983 Alan Rabinowitz needed a project to complete his doctoral studies at the University of Tennessee. His ecology professor pointed to jaguar population declines in Belize, and before he could nod, the 30-year-old zoologist found himself living in an old logging camp among indigenous people of a country only two years into its independence.…

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