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Authentic Stories of Travel, Retirement, Wandering, House Sitting…and Love!
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Authentic Stories of Travel, Retirement, Wandering, House Sitting…and Love!

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English

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EPISODE 56: The Finer Points of Poinsettias

2/20/2019
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December 18, 2018 ~ San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Poinsettias are the most popular holiday plant throughout the world. Here we take a closer look at this marvelous plant and its deep roots in Mexico. It'll make you go hmmmmm... Also, don't forget to check out the photos at: The Finer Point of Poinsettias

Duration:00:19:07

EPISODE 55: Gratitude

2/19/2019
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November 20, 2018 ~ San Ignacio, Belize Yes, John does have a voice! We are so thankful for you, our listeners, this Thanksgiving! HAPPY THANKSGIVING! You can read this post at: Gratitude

Duration:00:01:20

EPISODE 54: I Get By With a Little Help From My Book Club

2/18/2019
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November 12, 2018 ~ San Ignacio, Belize I’ve never been the type that has had many “girlfriends.” I’ve never joined a group of ladies for “girl’s night out,” shopping trips, or “let’s do lunch” excursions. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had a lot of friends in my life time, but not many close “girl” friends until...until...I found the Belize Book Babes! This story explores how the club started and the initial group of members who just happen to have SUPER POWERS!!! Of course, as a cartoonist and...

Duration:00:11:52

EPISODE 53: The Mango & Monty Show

2/18/2019
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November 6, 2018 ~ San Ignacio, Belize This is the tale of the two incredible critters we have taken care of here in Belize. Actually, it's not so much a story, but rather a series of special memes that express their unique, adorable personalities. It's definitely one where you will want to do more than just listen. Check out the meme photos at: The Mango & Monty Show

Duration:00:02:35

EPISODE 52: Hurricane Diet

2/16/2019
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October 31, 2018 ~ Belize via Vieques, Puerto Rico This was a story that was written last Halloween while we were still on Isla Vieques, Puerto Rico, after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. No electricity, no running water, no cell reception and no Internet. Thus, no posting! Halloween came and went and this one didn’t make it to the website. So we thought that we’d share it with you this year and hope that you enjoy! Make sure you listen until the end for a "monstrous" surprise! Check out the...

Duration:00:11:07

EPISODE 51: Belize is for the Birds

2/16/2019
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October 27, 2018 ~ San Ignacio, Belize We got personal, had lunch, hooted and partied with some pretty incredible flying creatures at the Belize Raptor Center (BRC) here in San Ignacio. We love birds, especially the colorful beauties we’ve seen here. This is one you will definitely want to view the photos at: Belize is for the Birds

Duration:00:13:38

EPISODE 50: Doctor, Doctor!

2/15/2019
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October 17, 2018 ~ San Ignacio, Belize Roughly 25% of the world’s medicines are derived from exotic plants that are found right here in Belize. Here, it’s referred to as “bush medicine” and many of the remedies have Mayan origin. We've made an awesome friend, Kim Ringland, an herbal medicine diva, that has made recommendations for my psoriatic arthritis, as well as herbs that make us look and feel better. We're sharing these with you. You can reed this article as well as watch Kim's many...

Duration:00:16:20

EPISODE 49: The Chocolate Maker - Ajaw Chocolate

2/12/2019
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September 19, 2018 ~ San Ignacio, Belize I love chocolate. Always have, always will. But, to be honest with you, I've never given much thought as to where it comes from. I’ve always been aware that there was such a thing as a cacao bean, but frankly, prior to being here to Belize, I couldn’t have told you whether they grow on bushes or trees. I was choco-challenged! Listen to this fascinating story about the history of chocolate from its "magical bean" roots to what it is today. you can...

Duration:00:12:49

EPISODE 48: The Baker - Cooking Belizean with Chef Rick

2/12/2019
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September 29, 2018 ~ San Ignacio, Belize If you really enjoy eating, it's great to have good friends that are professional chefs. We lucked out with Chef Rick, here in Belize! Check out this story about this master chef, his food inspirations as well as his signature recipes at: Cooking Belizean with Chef Rick

Duration:00:09:16

EPISODE 47: The Butcher - Bringing Home the Bacon

2/12/2019
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September 18, 2018 ~ San Ignacio, Belize This is the first story in our Belizean food series, and what a way to start...with bacon! There is no one that I know that doesn't like bacon, and I can't think of any other food that isn't a great bacon go-with. Listen to this story about a cooking contest that John and i entered and an incredible couple that beat the socks off of us with their scrumptious bacon delicacies! You're gonna love it, especially if you check out the photos at: Bringing...

Duration:00:08:30

EPISODE 46: The Butcher, The Baker and the Chocolate Maker

2/12/2019
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September 18, 2018 ~ San Ignacio, Belize This is the introduction to a series of three stories about the delightful food here in Belize. On our website we've included recipes as well! Better warn you, listening and reading these three might make your stomach growl and cause excess salivation! Check out the photos if you want the "full meal deal" at: The Butcher, The Baker, and the Chocolate Maker

Duration:00:04:24

EPISODE 45: Care Packages

2/10/2019
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September 10, 2018 ~ Hurricane Territory September is definitely hurricane month in the Caribbean part of the planet. After what we went through with Hurricanes Irma and Maria, we learned a lot about recovery and the items that could have helped us. This article explores the things we could have used as well as provides a list of things we wish we had. You can read the list as well as look at John's photos at: Care Packages

Duration:00:09:35

EPISODE 44: Where Everyone Knows Your Name

2/9/2019
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July 22, 2018 ~ Bullet Tree Falls, Belize How does this sound to you? The coldest Belikin beer in Belize with a side flask of Caribbean Rum…with your name taped on it. Or throwing darts with a group of locals and expats that make you feel like family. Maybe incredible Belizean cuisine sounds yummy to you. Or how about an ex-pat proprietor that knows his way around everything Belize and has the charm and larger-than-life wit of a Vegas headliner. Maybe you’re into that “bar around the...

Duration:00:09:37

EPISODE 43: Holy Cow!

2/1/2019
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May 22, 2018 ~ San Ignacio, Belize Before coming here I thought that Belize was basically one big jungle. I thought we’d see exotic jungle animals everywhere, like monkeys, toucans, and maybe even crocodiles. But we’ve never actually SEEN any of these remarkable critters. What we have seen is…COWS! Lots and lots of COWS! Listen to how my baby brother, David, became a dairy cow ergonomic guru in this a-moo-sing tale of everything you ever wanted to know about cows...and then some. And...

Duration:00:11:04

EPISODE 42: Beware the TaTa Duende

2/1/2019
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July 1, 2018 ~ San Ignacio, Belize One of the most popular tales told here in Belize, to even tiny children, is one about a troll-like characters called Tata Duende. He is creepy, tricky and downright scary, so before you listen to this frightening tale, be afraid, very afraid. You can also read and look at the pictures at: Beware the TaTa Duende

Duration:00:09:16

EPISODE 41: Sneak Peek Inside Our Bags

2/1/2019
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July 1, 2018 ~ Housesitting This is the fourth in the series of posts about housesitting. We travel with 4 suitcases and 4 carry-on bags. Everything we own is fitted into these 8 receptacles. Because of our pared down minimalist lifestyle, we’ve learned to be smart about what is important for our existence. Here's how we do it! Check it out on our blog: Sneak Peek Inside Our Bags

Duration:00:13:52

EPISODE 40: You Don't Have to Be DEAD fo Have an Estate Sale

2/1/2019
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June 6, 2018 ~ Housesitting This is the third article in our housesitting series. In November 2016, John and I made the decision to join the ranks of traveling, housesitting nomads, which was, for us, monumental. We had a business and a lot of STUFF we had to get rid of to make our dream life happen. So, here’s how we did it. Check out the text and photos of all our estate sale stuff at: You Don't Have to Be DEAD to Have an Estate Sale

Duration:00:13:50

EPISODE 39: Where to Find the Perfect Housesit

2/1/2019
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April 10, 2018 ~ Housesitting This is the second post in our series about housesitting. If you are seriously considering a life as a housesitter, we're here to rescue you from hours of frustrating searching and combing the Internet looking for the next sit. Check out our comprehensive list of housesitting websites! The Barefoot Diary Housesitting Website List

Duration:00:09:02

EPISODE 38: Home Sweet Housesit

1/22/2019
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MARCH 24, 2018 ~ Housesitting This podcast is the first in a series about housesitting. All the time we get asked why on earth we chose a life of taking care of other people's houses and pets, as well as how we find the opportunities. In this series we "tell all." Believe me, we are by no means touting ourselves as experts, but we learned a lot through doing our research, making a lot of mistakes, and every now and then getting it right! Check out the "read" and photos at: Home Sweet...

Duration:00:12:16

EPISODE 37: Stairway to Heaven

1/22/2019
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MARCH 11, 2018 ~ Mexico & Belize Each time we have visited Mayan ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula and Belize we feel like we've been dropped into an Indiana Jones adventure story. And even though we never had to crack a whip and never fell into a pit of snakes, each new ruin site provided us great insight into an incredible people (the Mayans) and a thoroughly entertaining experience. You won't want to miss the photos as well as the audio clip of the howler monkeys at: Stairway to Heaven.

Duration:00:16:51