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You better Belize it

I didn’t expect to see a scarlet poinsettia flowering in the jungle, but there it was. More gangly and much larger than the Christmas plants we buy in England or America. “You better Belize it” as they say round here! We were on Mr Eladio Pop’s cacao farm, deep in the rainforest of southern Belize. …more

“Scritching” at a Mayan Site in Belize

Have you ever wondered how it feels to dig up and then hold a piece of pottery in your hand that hasn’t been touched by another human in hundreds or thousands of years? I’ve had the privilege of doing just that! Taking a trowel in hand, plunking down in the hard hot dirt and carefully …more

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Retiring in Belize

Blue skies, sea breezes, sunshine and warmth… that’s the best of Belize. The plants and trees grow incredibly year round. There are two seasons, Dry season and rainy season. And they’re not that much different! Of course there are many faces to Belize… The beauty will make you gasp. And the poverty will make you …more

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Retire in Belize

Great International Retirement Locations Ambergris Caye, Belize Retirement Description: Belize, situated on the Caribbean Sea, is located in Central America. Its mild temperatures and beautiful vistas have attracted many to this retirement haven. Although its official language is English it comprises a diverse society of many cultures and languages. Over 60% of Belize is covered …more

Autumn Leaves …

Have you ever started a project, determined to finish it no matter how long it took? Well, that was me this past summer I spent most of my long, hot, humid summer days focusing on completing my latest, longest project … my novel Lady on the Run. I began this story in the ’70s, and …more

A Retirement Adventure

The wheels started turning in our patio one evening after my wife Jane and I returned from a trip to Atlantic City. Sitting there enjoying the August evening in Wausau, Wisconsin, my thoughts were about the next week when I had to return to work. After awhile I broke the peaceful silence and announced “I …more

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Volunteering or Voluntourism?

Whether retired baby-boomers or gap-year kids, it seems more and more people are getting involved in international volunteering. What is it, and how do you choose which project to get involved in? Chris and I have just started on our full-time travelling career, and spend time either renting apartments in interesting places around the world, …more

Retiring Abroad – What Does It Take?

“Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama” –The Beach Boys   In conversations about retirement, moving overseas is always a hot topic. The ocean is always bluer on the other side of the equator. We all know or have heard of the wonderful places, the low cost of living, …more

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