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The Belize Travelcast is the official podcast of Belize, a new podcast series created by Let’s Go Belizing Ltd. (Belizing.com), a brand that is passionate about telling authentic stories, promoting sustainable tourism, and traveling in Belize. Each episode is an engaging conversation that delivers useful and authentic travel tips and experience through personal stories from our guests. We also deliver relevant updates on the Belize tourism industry and important issues affecting the environment, culture, and economy of Belize. Find @goBelizing on social media.

The Belize Travelcast is the official podcast of Belize, a new podcast series created by Let’s Go Belizing Ltd. (Belizing.com), a brand that is passionate about telling authentic stories, promoting sustainable tourism, and traveling in Belize. Each episode is an engaging conversation that delivers useful and authentic travel tips and experience through personal stories from our guests. We also deliver relevant updates on the Belize tourism industry and important issues affecting the environment, culture, and economy of Belize. Find @goBelizing on social media.

Location:

Belize

Description:

The Belize Travelcast is the official podcast of Belize, a new podcast series created by Let’s Go Belizing Ltd. (Belizing.com), a brand that is passionate about telling authentic stories, promoting sustainable tourism, and traveling in Belize. Each episode is an engaging conversation that delivers useful and authentic travel tips and experience through personal stories from our guests. We also deliver relevant updates on the Belize tourism industry and important issues affecting the environment, culture, and economy of Belize. Find @goBelizing on social media.

Twitter:

@goBelizing

Language:

English


Episodes

Safeguarding Belize's Cultural and Natural Heritage

6/6/2021
Ella Békési from Heritage Network Belize talks about Belize's cultural and natural heritage, including the tangible and intangible heritage. She also discusses why it is important for Belizeans, and visitors alike, to safeguard and embrace the cultural and natural heritage of Belize for generations to come. Their initiative started in the midst of the 2020 pandemic with the aim to support Belizean tourism professionals, cultural and heritage organizations, business owners, artists, and...

Duration:00:46:44

Three Perfect Days in Belize by Ali Wunderman

4/7/2021
Ali Wunderman is back in the studio of the Belize Travelcast to update us on what she's been up to since her last visit back in January 2020. She tells us what it was like being stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic and how she missed Belize dearly and just had to come back as soon as she got the chance. Not only is Ali in Belize to rekindle her love for Belize's nature and people, but she was also here to work on a new cover article for Hemispheres Magazine's April issue, titled "Three...

Duration:00:29:18

Is Belize Safe? Travel to Belize in 2021 and Beyond

12/31/2020
Belize's Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, Honorable Anthony Mahler, talks about safety in Belize during the COVID-19 pandemic and discusses what travel and tourism in Belize will be like in 2021 and beyond. Tune in to hear about his vision for Belize tourism. Belize is safe to visit and is gearing up to become a first-class tourism destination under the leadership of Honorable Anthony Mahler. Belize COVID-19 Travel Updates. Aliana's Villas Belize Ground Shuttle Mangata...

Duration:00:56:52

Belize Gold Standard Hotels, Tours, and Transportation Options

11/8/2020
Belize is open for travel! The Belize International Airport reopened for inbound tourism on October 1st, 2020. In this episode, we continue our conversation with Misty Michael from the Belize Tourism Board to discuss the Belize Gold Standard program for Health and Safety, and why it is important to ensure safety for guests and residents alike. A full list of Belize Gold Standard hotels, tours, and transportation options is available on Belizing.com. This episode is sponsored by the San...

Duration:00:40:07

Belize Travel Restrictions & Airport Protocols

10/30/2020
Belize is open for travel! Yes, we’re back and we can’t wait to welcome you back to our shores. On October 1st, 2020, the Belize International airport finally reopened for leisure travel. Belize had closed its airport and borders on March 23rd. For over 6 months we were closed to inbound tourism. National Health and Safety guidelines were developed by the Belize Tourism Board through a 9-point certification program called the Gold Standard Recognition Program. A new Belize Health App is...

Duration:00:31:42

Caracol: The Largest Ancient Maya City in Belize

8/28/2020
Take a virtual tour of Caracol, the largest ancient Maya city in Belize. Learn about the history of this magnificent place deep in the jungles of Belize. Our expert guide, Jorge De Leon, from Lion Adventure Tours, takes us on this trip and gives us some travel tips for your next in-person visit to Caracol. In AD 650, the urban area of Caracol had a radius of approximately 177 square kilometers. It boasts the tallest man-made structure in the country of Belize, and the city covered an area...

Duration:01:03:41

Belize Punta Rock Music with Supa G

8/15/2020
In this episode, we discuss the vibrancy and uniqueness of Belize’s music and musical artists. We are joined by Supa G, one of the most famous punta rock artists in Belize. We discuss the evolution of punta music from paranda to punta rock and Supa G's unique style that reaches across genres and has made him popular throughout the world. If you’re ready to dive into the rhythmic world of punta rock with Supa G, then this episode is for you. Find more information at...

Duration:00:43:45

The People of Belize (part 2)

7/26/2020
This is the second part of our conversation on Belizean Culture and the people of Belize with Belizean Anthropologist Joe Awe from NINE Eco-Cultural Tours. Joe Awe is one of the most renowned experts on indigenous cultures in the country. In this episode, Joe continues the discussion on Belizean Cultures, how food and culture bring us together, and the Creolization of Belize.

Duration:00:46:08

The Origins of Belizean Culture (Part 1)

7/23/2020
The people of Belize are often referred to as a melting pot of cultures. For such a small country, Belize’s population is very diverse. In this episode, we discuss the origins of Belize’s cultural groups. Our guest is Joe Awe, Anthropologist and Chief Cultural Evangelist from NINE Belize Eco-Cultural Tours. Joe is one of the foremost experts on Belize's cultures. In this two-part discussion, Joe gives us a very thought-provoking lesson on the history of Belize's melting pot.

Duration:00:40:38

What to Expect when Belize Reopens for Travel

7/4/2020
[Updated] The Belize airport reopening has been delayed. In this episode, sponsored by Sirenian Bay Resort & Villas, we will provide a summary of the information you need before you visit and what to expect while you are in Belize. Not all hotels will be open to international guests in the first phase of reopening. The hotels that are allowed to open must first certify for the new Belize Gold Standard certification program. Jim Scott was instrumental in developing these new standards and he...

Duration:00:58:12

On the Next Episode: Belize Opens for Travel on August 15

6/28/2020
Listen to a preview of the next episode coming on July 3 discussing the opening of travel to Belize on August 15th. Mr. Jim Scott from Hospitality Training Services Belize will discuss the Belize Gold Standard Recognition program and the guidelines and protocols that they have developed for the country of Belize. These protocols will be in place to keep Belize and our visitors healthy and safe. The full episode will be available on July 3.

Duration:00:03:15

Horseback Riding to the Xunantunich Maya Temples

6/22/2020
Rodolfo Juan and Carla Juan, the dynamic duo from St. Leonards Tours, takes us on a virtual audio experience of the Horseback Riding tour to Xunantunich, home of the second tallest man-made structure in Belize. This is more than just horseback riding. Come take a journey into the history of western Belize in the days of the Ancient Maya. A quiet riverside trail will take you to the village of San Jose Succotz where you will cross the river by ferry. Along the way, you will learn how the...

Duration:00:50:58

Belize's Wealth Untold: The Seven Wonders of Central America

6/9/2020
Mr. Hector Silva, a local Belizean historian, gives us a brief overview of his contribution to Belize's development and some of the reasons why Belize is still a largely undiscovered territory. He was one of the first ministers of government, serving as the minister of public works, public utilities, and communication. He was responsible for bringing essential utilities and infrastructure throughout the country as Belize developed through self-government and then as an independent nation....

Duration:00:25:57

The ATM Cave in Belize - A Journey to the Maya Underworld

5/24/2020
In this episode, ATM specialist Mr. Elias Cambranes from Katun Ahau Tours takes us on an amazing mind-blowing virtual tour of the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave in Western Belize. The ATM Cave is one of the experiences in Belize that you must have on your bucket list. Take a journey into Xibalba, the Maya underworld, and hear why this was proclaimed as the most sacred cave in the world. The ATM cave is one of Belize's most stunning attractions and a visit will most certainly change your life....

Duration:01:02:50

Belize Prepares: An Update from The Belize Tourism Board

5/13/2020
The public relations officer of the Belize Tourism Board, Mrs. Linette Canto, joins us in this episode to discuss some of the preparations being made in Belize, including the development of new policies and procedures and capacity building of local tourism stakeholders. The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is the governing body of Belize’s tourism industry, with a primary mandate of marketing the destination both locally and internationally. In our phone conversation, Linette recaps Belize’s...

Duration:00:44:49

Belize Awaits: Preparing for Post-COVID Tourism

5/5/2020
Ted Tejada joins us remotely via telephone to discuss how Belize has fared during the coronavirus pandemic and the efforts to prepare for visitors after our borders are reopened. Ted is the president of the Belize Hotel Association and general manager of the Belize Best Western Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City. In this episode, he gives us some insight into how the tourism industry in Belize was caught off guard, just as the rest of the world, but how the country then took decisive action...

Duration:00:54:47

Why Belize Should Be On Your Travel Bucket List

4/23/2020
In this episode, Kaitlin Narciso, a travel journalist from Canada speaks to us about her experience visiting Belize for the first time. Kaitlin writes for HOLR Magazine, and is an experienced multimedia journalist, content creator, and digital marketing strategist. Kaitlin discusses how she found out about Belize and why she had to put it on her travel bucket list. Hear about her experience in San Ignacio with her travel partner Jess Campbell, and what she thinks about the people of Belize...

Duration:00:47:45

Belize Destination Weddings with Chef Sean Kuylen

4/5/2020
Chef Sean Kuylen gives us his insight into what makes Belize a unique and excellent location for your destination wedding. Sean is well known as Belize’s best chef, and he works with wedding planners throughout Belize to bring you an all-inclusive package with the best of Belize’s cuisine inspired by the different cultures in Belize. Sean is passionate about promoting Belizean culture and his menu features authentic cultural food and experiences that are perfectly curated and catered to your...

Duration:00:44:49

The Importance of Wellness in Stressful Times: Relax, Restore, and Reconnect in Belize

3/26/2020
In this episode, we welcome Michelle Williams from Om Shanti Belize, a place to “relax, restore, and reconnect to your best self”. As we endure this world crisis, we may all need to do just that to ensure that we emerge from this as our best selves. In these very stressful and uncertain times in the world, we are all feeling some level of stress, anxiety, and depression. It’s a very scary time for everyone, and it is now more important than ever to ensure our mental and physical wellbeing....

Duration:00:44:27

The Longest Canoe Race in Central America

3/4/2020
Luis Garcia is one of the original founders of the La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge. Today he is the General Manager of Eco-Friendly Solutions Limited, a Belizean company that distributes biodegradable products in Belize, where single-use plastics are being phased out. Luis is well known in Belize as an advocate for environmental awareness and promoting sustainable practices to conserve the environment. The La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge, the longest canoe race in Central America,...

Duration:00:44:59