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Everything You Need To Retire Or Invest In This Beautiful Caribbean Nation

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.24.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

For me, it was love at first sight. From the first morning I arrived in Belize, nearly 30 years ago, climbed down from the plane onto the runway, threw my backpack over my shoulder, pulled on my sunglasses, and walked across the tarmac in the direction of the one-room Belize City airport, I was smitten.

Compassion For Her Rapist Saved Her Life

Melanie Bishop | Posted 08.20.2016 | Books
Melanie Bishop

With this opening to her memoir, Naughton drops readers right into the terrifying moment of her abduction. We're there, in Belize, in a taxi that turns out not to be a taxi, with a man who at first tells her he will rob her, but later decides he wants more from her than money.

Find The Perfect Work-Life Balance By Moving To This Caribbean Paradise

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 07.27.2016 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

In Belize, 'I am happy. I don't worry about car insurance, driving for hours, or traffic. I don't have to put on a pair of heels and a business suit. Flip-flops and a great pair of shorts or sundress are my normal attire now.'

You Can Live On This Perfect Private Island For $395 A Night

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 07.26.2016 | Travel

If you’ve ever dreamed of running away to a private island, but aren’t dripping with excess cash or looking to go full-on “Castaway,” we’ve ...

A Dreamer Who Dares to Dance: Mr. Fernando Paiz and La Ruta Maya Foundation

Mark Coleman | Posted 06.07.2016 | Green
Mark Coleman

Mr. Fernando Paiz is the quintessential Renaissance man. A philanthropist, businessman, cultural and environmental preservationist, humanitarian, father and grandfather - Mr. Paiz's storied life has yielded many titles and credits to his name.

10 Reasons To Live, Retire, And Invest In Belize

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.23.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Belize is a little country with a population of fewer than 350,000 people, most all of whom speak English. Part Caribbean, part Central American, it's mostly wide-open spaces with a long coast and a sprinkling of small islands just offshore fringed by white sand and swaying palms.

Five Steps to Begin Networking for Business Success

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business
Peter D. Rosenstein

There's a saying to get ahead 'It's not what you know but who you know' and when building a new business 'It's how many people get to know you'. Recen...

I Met Belize's Next Dictator

Robin Blades | Posted 05.08.2016 | World
Robin Blades

It all began one afternoon. I had just gotten on a plane leaving Belize, when a woman sat down next to me... with a one year old baby. At first, I was...

New Orleans Jazz Fest -- 'When Doves Sing Not Cry'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Don't cry for New Orleans. While it was a time to mourn the loss of a great talent, Prince, the New Orleans Jazz Fest was a confirmation and celebration of the reincarnation of the City many had written off as dead a decade earlier.

Babies in Belize: Our First Family Cruise!

Kara Romick | Posted 05.04.2016 | Travel
Kara Romick

I will confess. My friends were not as excited about this concept. "A single mom with her 3 kids traveling solo outside of the country, hopping in cabs, what's the worse that could happen?"

Developer Financing Accelerates Residential Solar and Carbon Reductions in Luxury Real Estate

Mark Coleman | Posted 03.30.2016 | Green
Mark Coleman

On the heels of COP21 and increased global awareness and commitment to reduce carbon, development with a purpose has finally found paradise. A powerfu...

50 Countries and Counting: A Naturalista's Travel Adventures in Panama (Including The San Blas Islands) Nicaragua, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica and Guatemala!

Patti R. Rose | Posted 03.28.2016 | Travel
Patti R. Rose

Traveling to Central America opened my world in so many ways, in terms of uniquely diverse, beautiful people and interesting cultures. I learned so much and had excellent opportunities to practice my Spanish language skills.

Embodied Easter Faith

Matt Carriker | Posted 03.28.2016 | Religion
Matt Carriker

"No matter what else you were doing before you came here," Abel told us, "this week you were following in the footsteps of Jesus."

Tastes Like Chicken

Traci Brown | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel
Traci Brown

You never know when you're going to be tested. And I certainly didn't think I'd be on our recent honeymoon to Belize. During part of our trip we...

Meeting the Needs of Communities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.24.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Building communities that thrive are based on the ability to meet the basic needs of its people. Grantees around the world are making it happen one st...

6 Easy, Affordable Warm-Weather Escapes

Spot | Posted 03.09.2016 | Travel
Spot

Whether you're knee-deep in snow or looking for a post-holidays pick-me-up, consider heading south to chill out, thaw out, and soak up some much-needed Vitamin D.

The 5 Best Places To Buy Property Overseas In 2016

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 12.14.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Thanks to an uber-strong dollar, foreign markets in recession and worse, and rapidly expanding middle classes in key locations, we are amidst what I refer to as a golden age for the purchase of real estate overseas. Here are five markets that offer appealing lifestyle advantages and investment upside.

20 Top Travel Medical Tips... From Experience

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jean Newman Glock

Thirty years of extensive travel have left me with a wealth of wonderful memories, and a wealth of medical "experiences" and near crises. This is not an exhaustive list of medical tips, but a personal one.

What You Must Be Aware Of When Retiring In Belize

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 11.26.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Unlike Mexico, Guatemala, and other countries in the region, Belize has no organized crime. In Belize, no drug cartels are fighting for dominance or control. Luckily, our sleepy little country seems too small to interest those types.

How Not to See Panama in Six Days

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 10.13.2015 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

Travel's imperfections - whether brought on by your own hand or another's - open the door for serendipitous surprises and unexpected adventures. These chance occurrences have always led to my favorite and most memorable experiences.

How To Retire In This Welcoming Caribbean Paradise

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.08.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Two years ago, Jim and Kathy Suits retired to Belize. Kathy wanted to be living someplace warmer than Tacoma, Washington, where the couple had been living. Jim wanted to be someplace where the government wasn't interfering with his day-to-day life. So Jim and Kathy made a country short list.

15 Reasons to Catch the Next Flight to Central America

minube | Posted 09.23.2015 | Travel
minube

If there's one word which sums up why Central America is such an amazing travel destination, it'd have to be "diversity."

This Pristine Paradise Is The World's Best Place To Disappear

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 09.22.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

I discovered Eva's Restaurant 28 years ago during what was not only my first trip to Belize but also my first press trip. I traveled to Belize City and then onward to Ambergris Caye, Placencia, and, finally, inland, to Belize's Cayo District. I spent three days in each region, but it was Cayo that got under my skin.

How Fishermen Can Replenish the Seas

Fred Krupp | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Fred Krupp

It may sound like a tall order: By 2020, the U.N. Sustainable Development Goal for oceans calls on the world to "manage and protect marine and coastal...

5 Insane Overwater Bungalows You Can Actually Afford

Spot | Posted 09.04.2015 | Travel
Spot

You might not be flush with cash, but that doesn't mean you need to give up on the overwater-bungalow fantasy, because who hasn't dreamed of staying in a cabana stilted over shimmering water, fish cruising below? We combed the world and came up with five stellar stays.