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Unbelizeable Belize Vacation!

My Belize tour had a bit of everything. Beaches, rain, bugs, Maya ruins, snorkeling and cocktails. I could get use to this...

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Traveler at Pook\'s Hill Jungle Lodge
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Marissa Jensen
Once we are on the flight to Billings, I am over joyed to see our son. Two weeks is a long time for a mom to be without her baby. When we land I expect our son to coming running for us. Nope! He …
View from the Balcony Belize Beach hotel
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Marissa Jensen
Today we are on our way home. We take the regular boat (so much smoother!) back to mainland Belize. Just as we are pulling away from the dock, we see a school of permit feeding. I am surprise none …
Our cabana at Pook\'s Hill
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Marissa Jensen
This morning we again go for another boat ride. We take this snorkel tour a little more relax. Even though we have done it a few times this week, we figure we have to take advantage of it on the …
Cabana at Pook\'s Hill
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Marissa Jensen
We again meet up with our guide Abel and fellow guest Ginger to embark on another day of snorkeling and relaxing. Some other guest arrive last night and I realize it is the family I the previous …
View from the bed of our Beach retreat
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Marissa Jensen
Today we opt to hang out on the lodge. This morning we take a Belizean Cooking class with the ladies in the kitchen. We help them make the appetizers for the dinner tonight and then the noodle …
Skull in Belize\'s ATM cave
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Marissa Jensen
I am so excited for our day today. We are going to do a Discover Scuba course. We spend the morning getting fitted with equipment and learning the ropes. Our guide, Alex is very thorough, fun and …
Actun Tunichil is an amazing place
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Marissa Jensen
Today we again explore the reef with Abel and the other guests. We also stop at an island where a bunch of Conch shells have washed up on shore. This too reminds me of Gilligan's Island. The day …
More pottery in the Cathedral of the ATM cave
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Marissa Jensen
This morning we rise early to catch the boat out with the Turneffe staff. It is rainy an overcast and I am nervous for the half hour boat ride to the lodge. The staff hasn't turned on their charm …
Ancient Maya pottery in the ATM cave
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Marissa Jensen
This morning we head to the Dangriga airport. There we catch our Tropic Air flight back to Belize city. These planes are 20 seaters and the pilot talks to you while you are flying. I have been in …
Relaxing at Pook\'s Hill in Belize\'s Maya Mountains
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Marissa Jensen
This morning we head out for our very own private snorkel tour. By the end of the week, the rest of the guests have had their fill so it is just mom and I. We see pretty much the same fish but …
The Crystal Maiden in the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave
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Marissa Jensen
This morning we meet up for breakfast and head out on our adventure. We are taking a horseback riding tour through the Jungle this morning....well that was the plan any way When we get to the …
Hiking through Belize jungles near the Maya Mountains
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Marissa Jensen
Today is primarily just a day to do nothing. We decide to walk along the beach and look at the other lodges and eat breakfast at the sister lodge. About half into it, we get caught in a thunder …
Wading through the river in route to the ATM cave
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Marissa Jensen
This morning we start with a nice refreshing breakfast of fruit, toast, coffee and freshly squeezed. When we are done, we head to the dock to board the boat. Once all divers and snorkelers are …
Mountain Pine Ride Cayo District Belize
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Marissa Jensen
Every morning, I wake up pinching myself. This morning we awoke to the sound of birds singing in the distant trees. We are leaving the jungle today. I don't know if I am more sad to leave this …
My mom and I getting ready to enter the ATM cave
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Marissa Jensen
This morning starts with a hearty breakfast. We have a strenuous day ahead of us. We get to know our fellow travel mates and I look forward to getting to know them further. Once our breakfast …
Entrance of Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave
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Marissa Jensen
We are at the airport bright an early this morning. We use the self check in at the airport (so nice). We had a little trouble checking my mom in because when I purchased the tickets, they put her …
Outside of Actun Tunichil in Belize jungles
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Marissa Jensen
I can't believe our vacation is finally here. After giving this trip to my mom for her 50th birthday last year at this time, I didn't think this trip would ever come! Wow did that year go fast. …

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