My visit to the exotic destination of Belize was filled with Orchids, my favorite flower by the way, but there were several more practical reasons that I chose Orchid Bay as my 'home away from home' to write this book. Having spent over 15 years in the American Resort Development field around the world for brands like Hilton, Marriott, Wyndham and the Chinese Government, I have always had my sights on Belize. This tiny little country nestled at the foot of Mexico is uniquely the only English-speaking nation in Central and South America and I hope after reading this book you too will decide to visit.
Having lived and worked in over 22 countries around the world, Dr. Shield was a photographer with Associated Press's London office in the early 50's. He joined Cambridge University’s archaeological team excavating the Roman Catacombs in the mid 50's on the Island of Malta. In the 60's he became a well known broadcaster in Australia and has lived in Las Vegas NV. USA for the past 22 years. From the early 90's he worked with the Resort Development industry around the world for companies like Hilton and Marriott.