Celebrating 30 Years at Island Expeditions: Interview with Director and Founder, Tim Boys

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30 Years at Island Expeditions - Tim Boys
Here’s a story of how Island Expeditions started. We managed to catch up with IE founder, Tim Boys and learn more about the early days of the 3 Dudes heading to Belize. Find out more in this interview with Tim below.

The Best Way to Visit and Explore Glovers Reef Atoll

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Exploring Glover's Reef Atoll by Sea Kayak
We always get lots of great questions about Glover’s Reef Atoll, so we put together some of key facts and information where you can quickly find out more about one of our most popular vacation destinations in Belize. 

Where is Glover’s Reef Atoll?
Glover’s Reef Atoll is an elliptical shaped reef measuring 20 miles long by 7 miles wide and located almost 40 miles offshore from the Belize mainland.

Southwest Airlines Announces New Nonstop Flight from Ft.Lauderdale to Belize

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Southwest Airlines
With prices starting at just $79 one way to Belize...we are excited about this recent news from Southwest Airlines.  Starting on June 4, 2017, Southwest Airlines will offer a daily, year-round non-stop flight, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Belize City. 

The direct flight will depart Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) at 11:30AM arriving in Belize City (BZE) at 11:45AM. For the return, the flight will depart Belize City at 12:40PM arriving into Ft. Lauderdale at 5:00PM. The flight time is approximately 2 hours, 15 minutes. 

Belize Yoga Dates for 2017 at our Adventure Basecamps on Lighthouse Reef and Glovers Reef

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Sunrise Yoga at Glover's Reef Basecamp
Over 10 years ago we introduced complimentary yoga sessions with certified instructors on select departure dates at our Adventure Basecamps on Lighthouse Reef and Glover’s Reef. The combination of practicing yoga on the beach with the sun rising over the Caribbean Sea is the perfect formula. 

Celebrating the Holidays in Belize - The Story Behind the Jankunu Costumes

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The Garifuna communities in Belize celebrate an important cultural tradition during the Christmas and New Year holidays.  The Habinahan Wanaragua Jankunu Festival (also known as the John Canoe festival) is a traditional Garifuna dance festival which sees masked and costumed dancers parading the streets and roaming from house to house accompanied by the beat of drummers.  The festival is held in Dangriga, where Garifuna drummers and dancers from all over Belize gather for a dance showdown.

A Christmas Recipe from Belize - Rum Popo

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Rum Popo
We wanted to share with you this festive recipe for Rum Popo. Rum Popo is the Belizean equivalent to the holiday drink Egg Nog. It is a traditional drink that is made in homes throughout Belize during the Christmas season.  The recipe below makes 4 bottles and is perfect if you are looking to give a unique homemade gift this Christmas. We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do and that you can bring the tropical flavors of Belize into your home during the Holidays.

Great Deals on Flights to Belize This January

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Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, Belize
We are seeing some great prices on flights to Belize for January 2017.  These flights pair perfectly with our current January trip specials - where if you book by December 31, 2016 you can save $200 per person, on the Epic Belize, Glover’s Reef Adventure Basecamp and Lighthouse Reef Adventure Basecamp trips. There has never been a better time to escape from the cold and enjoy a tropical adventure getaway in beautiful Belize. 

Top 5 Things to Experience in Belize Over Christmas

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Garifuna Jankunu Dance in Dangriga, Belize
Christmas in Belize is celebrated throughout the month of December. It’s the month where Belizeans spend quality time with family and friends. Government offices, banks, and most non-tourism-oriented businesses shut down for the week surrounding Christmas Day. Amongst all Belizeans, Christmas is a time to clean and decorate the house. In preparation for expected or unexpected family and friends, the house is cleaned, often new curtains are hung and Christmas decorations are put out. Sound familiar?

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