Travel + Leisure: A Weeklong Adventure in Belize

by Khaila Gentle

As the year winds down, many of us may find ourselves reminiscing on what experiences 2022 brought for us. It’s a time for remembering the highs (and the lows) of the days gone by. That includes all the memorable adventures we may have had. Certainly, those adventures were made even more memorable considering this year’s rebounding of tourism and travel. This week, the editors at Travel + Leisure Magazine have shared their favorite travel adventures and memories from 2022. Among them was a weeklong adventure in Belize: a favorite of T+L’s Assistant Social Editor, Annie Archer.

Read a snippet of the feature below:

The 17 Best Trips Our Travel Editors Took This Year

Ready for a 2023 adventure in Belize? Photo courtesy of Ka’ana

This year was a special travel year for us, just like it was for so many of you. Some of us were able to finally see long-planned family trips come to fruition, while others were able to return to favorite European destinations for the first time since the pandemic. Some lived out their safari dreams while others found new favorite spots close to home.

The end of the year is a great time to stop and reflect, and before we launch ourselves into planning our next trips (and helping you plan yours), we wanted to share our best travel moments of 2022.

We’re looking forward to an even bigger year of adventure in 2023, and we hope our favorite trips of the year will inspire your favorite trips to come.

16 of 17: Weeklong Adventure in Belize

Belize is having a moment, and it was by far my favorite trip of 2022. A destination known for its biodiversity, I was lucky enough to experience two distinctly different environments in one go. Our first stop was Alaia Belize — a classic Caribbean getaway on Ambergris Caye, the country’s largest island. After a few days of swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing, we hopped on a prop plane and made our way to Ka’ana Resort, a hidden gem in the tropical jungle of Western Belize. Here, we spent the days zip lining, cave tubing, exploring ancient ruins, and eating fresh Mayan cuisine sourced from the on-property garden. From land to sea, the natural beauty of Belize is undeniable.

This article was adapted from an excerpt of Travel + Leisure’s article “The 17 Best Trips Our Travel Editors Took This Year”. Read the entire article  here.

Featured Photo by Ka'ana Resort, © Martin Morell

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