With the close of 2017, I reflect on all the positive changes that have come about in the passing year, and I look forward to, well, moving forward. One thing I know for certain is that the only constant in life is change. So, let’s all welcome 2018 with great anticipation.
In our newsletter this month, you will read about some very positive changes to the Canadian Carrier WestJet. Their newest route to Belize from Calgary is sure to light a fire under those Canadian travelers who would like to finally plan that fun-filled and relaxing trip to Belize.
Speaking of Canadians, our very own newly appointed COO, Patrick Hiebert, writes his latest memoir on one of the gorgeous beaches in Ambergris Caye. In “What’s Stopping You?”, he shares how “it’s basically the scene that many of us picture when we think of what the perfect vacation or ‘permanent’ vacation looks like.” I couldn’t agree with him more.
Betsy Rosenlund, our Director of Pre/Post-Sales Customer Service at Grand Baymen, has been with us for a while now. In “Let Your Light SHINE”, she now considers herself an Ambergris Caye local. Read on to learn more about her involvement in the community. We are very proud of her accomplishments and happy she is becoming a part of the Belizean culture.
Belize never disappoints when it comes to countless ways to experience the island. Taking it easy is the way of life there. In “4 Easy Ways To Soak Up Belize”, you will read about Jamie Cain and her husband Jim’s most recent laid-back trip to Belize. Since they have visited before and delighted themselves in many excursions, this particular vacation was for no other reason than some “R & R”.
Lastly, be sure to read about Rachel’s and the Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye festive night in her “Belize Version: Throw Me Something, Mister” memoir. This 7th Annual LoveFM Christmas Parade on Ambergris Caye is the Belize version of the New Orleans’s Mardi Gras, but far more family friendly with the children highly anticipating all the candy they will receive. Part of the event is the task of decorating your very own Christmas-themed float, or golf cart if you will. Preparing the “float” seems simple enough, but one can never truly know the mind of a golf cart. The Christmas Parade and festive golf cart calamity begins with people helping people, and ends with $2 chicken burritos at a local mom and pop shop, “The tastiest and most flavorful burritos I have ever had in Belize“, Rachel writes.
Since I haven’t had dinner yet, I will close on that note.
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Until next time,
Chairman and CEO