Experiencing local cuisine is usually at the top of a traveler's list. How do the locals prepare a familiar or unfamiliar dish? How is it different from my favorite ethnic restaurant back home? What's special about this particular cuisine in this particular region?
Playa del Carmen is known ...Read More
Americans are used to one-stop-discount-shops where they can pop in for all their groceries, electronic and household needs. So as non-native as these bargain warehouses are, it's a really smart idea of Playa del Carmen to cater to the mass ...Read More
I woke up early that first morning on the Riviera Maya, grabbed my camera, and headed out to explore the resort. My goal was to spot some wildlife before they hid for the rest of day to avoid crossing paths ...Read More
Duty Free shops in airports really don't have great deals, but the Mexicans know how to get you buy those last minute alcoholic pleasures: put in a tequila tasting bar! By the 6th or 16th "taste" you'll buy your 3 bottle max!
Coastal waters are spectacular in their coloration, especially from a few 1000 feet above. Leaving Cancun International Airport (CUN), we followed the shoreline past the strip of hotels and resorts and up the Yucatan.
Speed boats create white ribbons as they ...Read More
The last place I expected to learn Russian was in Mexico.
On a boat.
Looking for whale sharks.
My main reason to vacation in Mexico this summer was to see and swim with whale sharks. Between June and August, whale sharks come to ...Read More
Located south of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, the Occidental Grand Flamenco Xcaret Resort offers nature lovers the ultimate resort experience. Every resort has an array of rooms, mesmerizing pools and activities galore to entertain and energize. Encompassing coastal jungle, ...Read More
There are a ton of “natural” attractions to do in the Riviera Maya.
So why Xel-Ha?
It may not have colorful corals, but it’s a great place for your family and friends to practice their snorkeling skills, gives them comfort in seeing ...Read More
A trip to Tulum is a must if you’re visiting the Riviera Maya
region of Mexico. Not only is it fascinating architecture, but it’s the only Mayan temple built on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The storytelling elements of a guide are well worth ...Read More
Whenever someone suggests “Let’s go shopping”, I cringe.
As a woman, this may seem strange, but I was not born with the shopping gene. My mother would always have to bribe me with ice cream and cookies at the mall to ...Read More