Escape, Reinvention, Independence, And AdventureMarch 19, 2014, Panama City, Panama: Belize offers a unique opportunity to reinvent yourself and start your life anew.
Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,
My first trip to Belize, coming up on 30 years ago, was organized courtesy of the Belize Tourism Authority. I was a starting-out travel writer; the BTA was looking for press. This was well pre-“Survivor,” pre-“Temptation Island.” The only people who knew this tiny country existed way back then were divers and backpackers.
And Morley Safer. Around this time, Mr. Safer broadcast a “60 Minutes” segment from Belize, in which he traveled the Belize River in a small wooden boat. From that humble perch, on the river, looking up into the camera, Morley declared:
“The good news from Belize is…no news from Belize.”
The sentiment stuck. It was repeated to me by several I met during that first scouting trip, and, over the years since, I’ve borrowed it many times myself.
Today it comes to mind again as I sit down to write to you of the Live and Invest in Belize Conference taking place as you read this. This must be…I don’t know…maybe the 30th Belize event I’ve sponsored. What can I tell you about this country…about the conference taking place in Belize City this week…that might qualify as new, interesting, and worthwhile?