Month: August 2019

Top Attractions in Belize

Belize is the well-known travel destinations because of its incredible and spiteful attractions like the Great Barrier Reef, gigantic blue hole, white sandy beaches, numerous islands, rainforests and jungles, abundant wildlife, eclectic and colorful cultures, and laid-back atmosphere.

San Ignacio

San Ignacio is the principal town in the Cayo District. This is an ideal base to explore ancient Maya cities like Caracol and Xunantunich, ceremonial caves like Barton Creek and Actun Tunichil Muknal, and plunging falls like Rio on Pools and Big Rock waterfalls in the Hill Pine Ridge Nature Reserve. Hiking, kayaking, bird watching, and horseback riding are additionally top-rated outdoor tasks in the area.

Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker white sandy beaches, cool breezes, turquoise Caribbean waters and a magnificent barrier reef at its doorstep are top reasons why you have to visit this island. Just an amazing place to enjoy!

Placencia

Placencia is located in the Stann Creek District. This is a long, narrow and sandy peninsula along Belize’ Caribbean coastline and offers a laid-back ambiance with various accommodations and the best restaurants in Southern Belize.

It is a perfect destination for scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and fly-fishing. 

Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Caye is the largest and most spectacular island in the northern waters and measures 25 miles long. Located just 35 miles northeast of Belize City and can be reached on a 10-minute plane ride or an hour and a half boat ride.

Hopkins

Hopkins is a tranquil Garifuna village on the coast of Stann Creek District and is considered by many Belizeans as the cultural center of the Garifuna population in Belize. For visitors looking to experience a colorful and unique culture with a fascinating history.

South Water Caye

This is a lovely and underrated Caye and is perched on top of the great Belize barrier reef. Situated just 10 miles off the shore of Dangriga and Hopkins in southerly Belize. The Caye is an excellent base for snorkeling, fishing, diving, and also.

Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda is the southernmost town in Belize and is also the capital of the Toledo District. It is consists of Garifuna, Maya, East Indians, Creoles and some Lebanese and Chinese. This is an ideal base to explore the stunning and unspoiled beauty of Toledo District.

7 things you should eat when in Belize:

  • Ceviche
  • Pupusas
  • Tamales
  • Rice and Beans
  • Conch Fritters
  • Chimole
  • Freshly Caught Seafood
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Top 5 Attractions to Visit in The City of the Angels

Sometimes when you are making a tour of a new city, you don’t have enough time to get to every destination. Whether you are in town for business, a quick stay or just a few hours for a layover, there are some spots in Los Angeles worth checking out. Even if you only have time for one of them, here are 5 of some of the best attractions to enjoy in Los Angeles.

Walk of Fame

This one is the most iconic things about Hollywood is the historic Walk of Fame. There is no doubt about it – where you can walk all over your favorite stars. A celebrity can have a lead in all of these categories. The only person, to date, to receive all 5 is the incomparable singing cowboy Gene Autry.

The Hollywood Sign

One of the most iconic images in the world “Hollywood sign”, it is truly a sign that dreams are made of. But, did you know that the Hollywood sign wasn’t originally to be a beacon of the film and television industry? Back when it was built in 1923, it was meant to be a massive outdoor ad campaign for a new housing development known as “Hollywoodland.” It’s built from metal squares, each of the 13 letters was 30 feet wide and approximately 43 feet tall and lit up at night.  While the housing development eventually failed due to the Great Depression, the sign still stayed, and the city finally removed the “land” from the title to create the now-famous sign, “Hollywood”.

The Beaches

Los Angeles has some fantastic beaches, and one of our favorites is Santa Monica. This is the perfect place for relaxation and play. You might not have heard much about  Santa Monica. We bet you’d recognize it form some of your favorite movies – Rocky III, Forrest Gump, to name a few. Whether cruising its beaches along Pacific Coast Highway, riding the carousel on the Santa Monica Pier or stepping into the shops on Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica offers something for all ages.

The beaches up north near Santa Barbara are some of the most beautiful. We drove over from the Phoenix area with some friends to celebrate being in business together, almost 10 years now with our painting business (www.ChandlerPaintingPros.com).

The Getty Museum

This gorgeous museum opened in 1997, and architect Richard Meier designed the structure. This eye-catching arts center is located in Brentwood and sits upon a hilltop overlooking LA. The whole experience of the Getty Center is just excellent at the start. The hovertrain that takes you from the underground parking garage to the top of the mountain to the fantastic 134,000 square foot central garden to the J. Paul Getty Museum. If you want to experience great art, in all forms, this is a “must-see attraction” on your vacation to LA.

Griffith Observatory

This place Observatory hosts around 1 million people a year. This is the most visited public observatory in the world. It is one of the first institutions in the US that was dedicated to open science and is still a national leader in public astronomy. You can view shows at the Samuel Oschin Planetarium for a nominal fee or participate in monthly public star parties, daily talks and presentations, and periodic special events. Last, but certainly not least, you can enjoy the spectacular, sweeping views of Los Angeles from atop this nice looking part of LA.


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