Travel writing in Belize: a guidebook updater stops for coffee

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A lot of sweat, blood, and guts goes into updating a guidebook — plus a few cappuccinos, like the one pictured above at Francis Ford Coppola’s Blancaneaux Lodge in the Mountain Pine Ridge. It’s always nice to duck in to a few moments of luxury as one scours the wilderness of western Belize. I write guidebooks to both Nicaragua and Belize, and usually find myself researching in the summer and fall, and writing in the winter. Here’s a related article about the process: FAQ on writing guidebooks.

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