In 2007 was born and it was an instant internet hit with people who were missing their beloved vacation hot spot, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize. At the time the career Belize blogger niche was untapped and everyone was hungry to see more.

Since its inception, tacogirl has assisted many people in having great vacations or moving to Belize. tacogirl blog has also been published in several guidebooks and travel magazines. I have also done various volunteer work with my two most important efforts at the top of the list below.

tacogirl Press

  • Forming tacogirl Hand Up program which I started to help 8 of Belize’s environmental and animal rescue non profits. Island Donors Squad to assist in strengthening blood collection in Belize. 
  • USA Today Travel article, travel bloggers picks on the world’s best picnic spots.
  • BTB also called upon me to be a judge to both the islands of Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker for their national tourism awards.
  • Shook hands with Governor-General of Belize Sir Colville Young as he handed me a volunteer award in Roaring Creek Belize.
  • was invited to fly from Belize to Mexico in November to cover the fantastic food festival Taste of Playa as it celebrated its 5th Anniversary in Playa Del Carmen.
  • Moon Living Abroad in Belize. Guidebook submission Laidback living on Ambergris Caye. Not only writing for tourism but also writing for the many people that come to Belize, fall instantly in love, and want to move here like I did. 
  • Published in Belize News Exchange Magazine about the benefits of aquafit destination weddings and crocodile excursion.
  • Published in Islands Magazine 20 Best Islands to Live On Islands Magazine August issue. In the Top 5 Islands for smooth transitions area, informing readers about Belize currency and entry fee Marco Gonzalez Maya Site, how the rush hour is mostly bikes and golf carts and beach is a 10-minute walk from almost anywhere.
  • Featured resource in Great Destinations Belize Guide Book and thanked in the acknowledgments. It is rewarding helping travelers take the guesswork out of travel and have a wonderful vacation in a foreign country.
  • Best Islands to Live On August issue of Islands Magazine. Published in the What’s for dinner? section. I provided both tourists and future ex-pats delicious local food options.
  • Islands Magazine September issue. 10 Best Islands to Live On, feature article affordable paradise in the Caribbean. Submission about the life of an Expat and moving to Ambergris Caye. 

Belize Travel Education

  1. Obtained Belize Specialist certificate through Travel Academy and Belize Tourism Board.
  2. In the trees, writers retreat in Benque Viejo Del Carmen Belize.

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Becoming Timeline

I never dreamt that after moving to Belize, I would become a globally loved writer and owner of my own business tacogirl blog. It all started back in 2004 with my first visit to Belize. I fell in love the minute I walked off the plane. By the end of my 3-week vacation, I was sold and ready to move.

In 2006 I moved to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye from downtown Toronto and never looked back. January never felt so beautiful.

Belize Travel COVID App and PGIA Reopening

Flying in Belize is a lot of fun because you really get a sense of just how much undeveloped land we have. While I never managed a picture, one of my flying highlights was seeing Xunantunich Mayan Ruins in the distance.

tacogirl Adventures

Places in Belize I have been to:

  • Belize City
  • Belmopan
  • Caye Caulker
  • Cayo
  • Corozal
  • Dangriga
  • Orange Walk
  • Placencia
  • San Ignacio
  • 4-day ocean crossing sailing from Belize to Roatan

Support my blog

As a travel blogger, I tend to do a lot of work helping people for free and I love doing so, however my internet still has to get paid. 

Beyond working with travelers people have great holidays, and future expats, I am doing some great work to help strengthen our island and country.

I have teamed up with the Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye and Ambergris Hope Hospital to form Island Donors Squad,  a grass roots group dedicated to strengthening Blood Collection in Belize. Our primary goal is to help raise voluntary donors from 12% countrywide in 2023 to 25% in 2024.

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