In 2010, I was invited to visit Belize on behalf of their tourism board. I spent most of my time inland, instead of on the cayes (or islands) that draw most visitors to Belize. My last two days however, were spent in Dangriga, a town midway down the coast, with easy island access. In Dangriga, I learned more about the Garifuna people and even spent the night dancing with them. I also took a boat trip off this pier above to privately owned, South Water Caye. As I stepped onto the tiny island, I saw honeymooners staying in rustic cottages and thought this is world's away from a pampered, sterile resort. A roof over your head, three square meals, your own hammock and the ocean in your front yard. Now, that's my kind of getaway.
Thinking about planning a trip to Belize? Check out my things to see, do and eat in Belize from my trip in 2010. And, as always, put this travel inspiration on your desktop, iPhone or e-reader. Just choose the size that best fits your screen.