Making time for romance on vacation

Making time for romance on vacation

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Imagine sitting in your private hot tub overlooking the jungle, listening to howler monkeys and birds. Consider a hilltop alfresco couples massage or bespoke just-for-you cocktails under the stars made from a variety of infused...
Cooking with a local master over an open hearth

Cooking with a local master over an open hearth

By Eileen Ogintz We’ve signed on for an Open Hearth cooking lesson at The Lodge at Chaa Creek and there’s a lot of chopping to do, says our teacher and chef Marco Yuk.  Marco has been cooking here for years and is working to become a master chef. He...
Chaa Creek: Wildly civilized romance in Belize

Chaa Creek: Wildly civilized romance in Belize

By Eileen Ogintz There’s a totally private hot tub overlooking the jungle and an outdoor shower. Can you hear the birds chirping? The bed is big and comfy with a mini-bar and coffee set up nearby. The hilltop spa offers alfresco couples massages. The bar offers all...
Next Trip – Pack a Pound of School Supplies

Next Trip – Pack a Pound of School Supplies

By Eileen Ogintz Are you ready for a challenge before your trip to Belize? All you need to do is pack a pound less in your suitcase. The Lodge at Chaa Creek, whose owners Mick and Lucy Fleming pioneered eco-tourism in Belize some 45 years ago, take giving back to the...
Two Belizean Spas – all about nature

Two Belizean Spas – all about nature

By Eileen Ogintz The Naia Resort & Spa, about 15 minutes from Placencia is all about relaxation. It has private beach-front bungalows (many with their own pools).  The spa is inspired by nature. Imagine bridges over freshwater lagoons, palm trees and...
How to have a safe and sane winter family vacation

How to have a safe and sane winter family vacation

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Is a family vacation worth it this winter? For once, I’m not talking about how much it would cost or the hassle factor. I’m thinking—as I’m sure you are-whether with the Omicron Covid Variant surging across the country and...