Daily Travel Tips
Weekly Column
Eileens Blog
Travel Diary
In the Media

Daily Tips

Chicago’s Biggest Book Fair Is Back July 23-26

Jul 9, 2015
The Newberry Book Fair on July 23-26, Chicago’s biggest annual used book binge, has something for every reader.

Eileen's Favorites


Passports with Purpose





Beach Vacations

BEYOND THE BEACH IN BELIZE


Mick Fleming arrived in dugout canoe; Lucy Fleming on horseback a day later. There were no roads to the overgrown farm in the Cayo district of Belize that the young couple hoped to run. Their land was a jungle - literally. "But there was something about the place," Fleming, who was raised in England, recalls more than 30 years later. more
Beach Vacations, Destinations, Lodging, Parks & Outdoors, Travel Topics, Weekly Column | 2 Comments


Placencia and Sein Beit


The small (1200 people) town of Placencia is about a four mile cab ride from The Inn at Robert’s Grove. This isn’t a typical resort town -- not yet anyway. We don’t see many souvenir shops or much of any shopping. Some friends we’ve made at the resort lead us to De Tatch, a thatched-roof no-wall restaurant down a tiny meandering street, past one-room houses on stilts. more
Beach Vacations, Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Travel Diary, Travel Topics | comments


The Jungle Cruise on steroids


This is no Disney Jungle Cruise! For one thing, our guide, Doyle Garbutt is driving the boat way too fast. Jungle Cruise on steroids, my husband jokes. The two little boys on the boat love it. For another, the animals don’t pop out on cue. more
Beach Vacations, Destinations, Families & Groups, Parks & Outdoors, Travel Diary, Travel Topics | comments


A tiny island on the reef off Belize


It’s just me and the two Pelicans. I’m watching them from my chair on a tiny island -- less than an acre around -- named Robert’s Cay that’s about 20 miles -- and more than an hour’s boat ride in a choppy sea with waves up to five feet -- from the Inn at Robert’s Grove where we’re staying. more
Beach Vacations, Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Travel Diary, Travel Topics | comments


A Week in Belize (after a nightmare in the airports)


We arrived yesterday evening after typically frustrating flights. First, we had to get our flights changed because of the American Airlines MD-80 inspection mess. That took hours on the phone. We thought we were home free when we were able to rebook our flights on Delta but no such luck. At the airport in New York, we encountered incredibly long lines for check-in and security. more
Beach Vacations, Destinations, Getting There, Lodging, Travel Diary, Travel Topics | comments





Connect

Facebook Twitter YouTube Follow us with RSS