Hi readers! My name is Sandi Bellinger. I have been traveling for almost my entire life, starting with trips to Disneyland when I was just an infant. Throughout my pre-teen and teenage years I’ve visited many different cities across the United States, as well as some cities in Europe, almost all with my immediate family.
But in college, I was introduced to the concept of backpacking by my close friend, and after taking the leap and trying it for the first time, I was hooked. Almost every summer during my college years, I went backpacking to various places around the world, including the country of Belize for which this website is named. I loved not just the new cultures that I came across during my travels, but the beautiful natural landmarks that accompanied those places as well. From visiting historic landmarks to simply backpacking through an uninhabited jungle, I loved just about every minute of my time abroad, no matter where I went.
That love of backpacking, and just adventuring in general is what drove me to create Backpackers Belize. I hope that I can inspire a new generation of backpackers who are looking for exhilarating adventures outside of their comfort zone. I provide all sorts of advice and general information to help backpackers young and old make the most of their upcoming trips, whether they are total newcomers to the art of backpacking or have been doing it for years.
Backpacking was honestly not something that I had ever considered before I was introduced to it, but I am so glad that I did learn about it and try it out for myself, because it is truly a major part of who I am as a person. And I know that backpacking has (or will have) the same effect on you, assuming you are an adventurous and outgoing person. So please take full advantage of this website and my expertise on this subject, to help take your backpacking passion to the next level!