Goodbye, Guate! Hello, New York… & baby : )

The Fresh Exchange Blog.New York

I don’t follow bloggers who post inconsistently. I hate finding writers I like, coming back for more, and discovering the same old post I read one week ago, two weeks ago, then two months ago. Confronting an absence of new words over and over again leaves me feeling in the dark and a little stupid, too. If a writer’s abandoned a blog, why in the world am I still here? Go home, Melissa! Go home. Continue reading

Ambergris Caye=Giant, Seafood-stuffed Burritos


Much has been written about Belize’s Ambergris Caye, a 25-mile-long isle located along the country’s northern Caribbean coast. (Fun fact: Once a peninsula, Ambergris became an island when the ancient Maya dug a canal between it and Mexico centuries ago. Let me restate that: They dug an island. Without a backhoe.)

Much has been written for good reason: The island borders the world’s second-largest barrier reef (snorkelers unite!), it’s got San Pedro town (a colorful, slightly oddball home to a handy selection of eateries, bars, shops, and tour outfitters), and it offers a wide range of spots to sleep in, from $ to $$$$+. As its moniker, “la isla bonita” (the beautiful island), would imply, it isn’t bad on the eyes, either. Continue reading


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