Lan Sluder is an old Belize hand. The author of more than dozen books on Belize, Sluder has helped thousands of travelers plan the vacation of a lifetime in this fascinating little English-speaking country on the Caribbean Coast of Central America. He also has advised many people on the pros and cons of new life in Belize. Among Lan Sluder's other Belize books are Fodor's Belize, Living Abroad in Belize, Adapter Kit: Belize, Belize Island Guide, Easy Belize, San Pedro Cool and Belize First Guide to Mainland. Sluder is also founder, editor and publisher of Belize First Magazine -- web edition at http://www.belizefirst.com.
A former business newspaper editor in New Orleans, where he won a number of New Orleans Press Club awards, Sluder has contributed articles on travel, retirement and business subjects to publications around the world, including The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Where to Re-tire, Globe and Mail, Bangkok Post, The Tico Times, Newsday and Caribbean Travel & Life. In addition, he also authored the travel guides InFocus Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Frommer's Best Beach Vacations: Carolinas and Georgia and co-authored several editions of Fodors's The Carolinas & Georgia.