Blue Ridge Parkway: Blowing Rock to Floyd

mountains and clouds

This middle stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway spans North Carolina and Virginia. As you head north the mountains get less rugged and the valleys between them wider. Blowing Rock looked like a nice little town, from what we could see through the fog and with most of the businesses closed for the pandemic. Our … Read more


sand and water

We thought Caye Caulker was laid back until we got to Placencia. Placencia is if anything even more sleepy than Caye Caulker. There seemed to be more tourist-oriented stores here. The crowd here trended older than the Caye Caulker, and the restaurants more mainstream. Day 1: Caye Caulker to Placencia Our trip to Placencia began … Read more

Caye Caulker

View from the dock

We enjoyed Caye Caulker immensely. We spent the six days we were there in flip flops and swimsuits and while we had lots of great food, none of it was fussy or required dressing up, and it wasn’t hideously expensive. Day 1: Belize Zoo to Caye Caulker We began our trip to Caye Caulker by … Read more