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One Of The World's Most Appealing Escape-It-All Retirement Spots

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Regardless of where they've come from, the people who find their way to Belize live in the present, remain optimistic about the future, and bask in the sunshine and freedom of one of the world's quirkiest nations.

In Belize, Fishermen Are Taking the Bait

Amanda Leland | Posted 06.05.2015 | Green
Amanda Leland

The world's fisheries face real threats. But experience and science show that we can have a dramatically better future. Done right, fishing can be a positive force in a world that needs it, generating more prosperity, more food, and more abundance for all.

What if the Magic Lies in Making Others Feel Important?

Lacey Johnson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Lacey Johnson

We have a responsibility to each of our fellow human beings: We must understand that each of our lives are relevant, each exist without chance and each deserve the recognition of importance.

Top 9 Places To Retire Overseas So The Grandkids Will Visit

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.29.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

One of the biggest downsides to retiring overseas can be the distance it can put between you and your grandkids. If this is a concern, consider choosing your retire overseas destination accordingly. That is, pick a place to relocate in retirement that'd appeal to your grandkids, as well.

Design for Her Daughter: One Mother's Journey

To The Market | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
To The Market

On a 2012 medical mission trip to Belize City, Belize, Alden Ramsey of the eponymous Alden Skirts looked at the over 100 families crowding the city...

Composting With Coppola at Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize

Rebecca Louie | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Rebecca Louie

With such bounty, keeping the soil healthy is key. How does the Blancaneaux team do it? Compost, compost, compost! During a private garden tour, I learned about the resort's super soil practices, large-scale compost strategy, and gardening techniques.

Here's How To Stay On Leonardo DiCaprio's Private Island

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.06.2015 | Travel

Belize is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. With its secret beaches, Mayan ruins and incredible snorkeling, Belize's mainland and island...

Seven Enticing Destinations on Latin America's Cacao Route

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.30.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Travel to the origin of chocolate to soak up the culture of cacao and discover how to make it yourself.

9 Reasons To Head To Belize

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel

For non-stateside beach getaways, most Americans typically go with the usual options -- Mexico, the Caribbean or one of the Hawaiian islands. But what...

La Ruta Maya -- One of the World's Toughest and Most Historic River Races

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 04.12.2015 | Travel
Kathleen Peddicord

La Ruta Maya is the biggest annual sporting event in Belize. Thousands of spectators line the banks of the Belize River to cheer on their favorite teams. The race has its origins in the 1995 Save Our Rivers Programme, a canoe race intended to promote cleaning up debris in and on the banks of the Old Belize River.

What It's REALLY Like To Retire In Belize

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 04.09.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

One year ago, David and Cathy Thompkins moved from northern Idaho to Cayo, Belize. How did that happen? I'll let them tell you their story in their own words.

Life on a Pristine Beach in Ambergris Caye, Belize

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 04.06.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

"Our view is breathtaking, no matter what time of day it is," says Judy. "Sitting on our porch watching the sun rise is a daily pleasure."

The 8 Most Romantic Escapes for Valentine's Day in the World

Oyster | Posted 04.06.2015 | Travel
Oyster

These eight hotels -- whether perched on the rocking outcroppings of the Italian coast or hidden away amidst the rice fields of northern Thailand -- are some of the most romantic in the world and are the perfect places for a romantic rendezvous... with a little international flair.

MOOCs and Meetups Together Make for Better Learning

Michael Goldberg | Posted 01.24.2015 | College
Michael Goldberg

Beyond Silicon Valley MOOC Meetup, Athens, Greece, June 11, 2014. Yiorgis Yerolympos Everyday, thousands of students around the world perch themse...

Go Slow: My Soul Under the Full Belize Moon

Carly Cylinder | Posted 03.27.2015 | Travel
Carly Cylinder

Standing for only moments in front of the full moon, so round and bright, so clear and radiant, I saw that whole circle. My heart felt complete, and my life will never be the same again. For a key to everlasting happiness is to feel whole. To have God. To have yourself.

You Better Belize It! Eight Fabulous Hotels in Belize

Oyster | Posted 03.15.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Between the scuba diving, zip-lining, horseback riding, and Mayan ruin exploration, travelers don't have to stick to lying out on the beach -- though that's fine too! Read on for eight of the most fabulous hotels in the gorgeous country of Belize!

9 Unplugged Tropical Retreats Where You Can REALLY Escape In 2015

Oyster | Posted 03.01.2015 | Travel
Oyster

When you've reached the point of needing a true escape, these nine unplugged tropical retreats are just the spots to escape to. -- Alex Creange, Oy...

8 Luxury Treetop Stays To Experience

Jacada Travel | Posted 02.17.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Whether it's a luxury tree house or a lodge above the forest canopy, these treetop stays all add a sense of adventure to your travel experience.

10 Sublime Escapes to the Winter Sun of Latin America

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Make the most of Latin America's summer months - from January to March - by retreating to its sun-soaked beaches, mountains and vibrant cities.

A Luxury Resort Threatens Belize's Mesoamerican Reef

Ted Danson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Green
Ted Danson

Opposition to Puerto Azul is widespread among Belizeans. While they support tourism -- the backbone of the country's economy -- they do not support building a resort that will irreversibly destroy the Mesoamerican reef, the very place that tourists come to experience.

This Right-Wing Legal Powerhouse Wants to Make Gay Sex Illegal

Carlos Maza | Posted 01.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Carlos Maza

While the group prefers to talk about its "religious liberty" work when in the media spotlight, ADF is actively working to promote and defend anti-sodomy laws that criminalize gay sex.

Finding Food and Adventure: Belize

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 01.02.2015 | Travel
Emily Elyse Miller

The ocean is to relax and the jungle to find adventure. There is great food and drinks in both so while in Belize, why not have it all?

The Ultimate Honeymoon Destinations

Ella Jameson | Posted 12.22.2014 | Travel
Ella Jameson

A quick Google search throws up the usual recommendations -- the Maldives, the Seychelles, Hawaii, and a variety of Caribbean islands -- but what if you are looking for an extra element to your honeymoon beyond staggering beachside beauty?

An Extra Push: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.20.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. Our t...

Drones Are Good, Bad, and Proving Vital to Protect Endangered Species

David Wilkie | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
David Wilkie

Without the ability to use low-cost drones to see well beyond the horizon of earth-bound rangers, preventing wildlife crime will remain almost impossible and eco-guards will continue to wander into lethal fire fights with poachers.