Articles written by: Susanna Starr

Susanna Starr

Susanna Starr is an entrepreneur, photographer, speaker, artist and travel writer. She holds a degree in philosophy from Stony Brook State University of New York. She is IFWTWA Regional Membership Director (RMD) for Riviera Maya & Oaxaca, Mexico. Susanna has over twenty years experience in the hospitality business as owner of Rancho Encantado, an eco-resort and spa in Mexico. She has lived in Northern New Mexico for more than thirty five years. Susanna is the author of the book: Fifty and Beyond: New Beginnings in Health and Well-Being published by Paloma Blanca Press. Some recent publications include: Soul of Travel Magazine (online); Examiner.com; Yourlifeisatrip.com.

Esencia Estate resort and spa
Caribbean / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / Mexico

Esencia Estate, Luxury and Tranquility in Mexico’s Riviera Maya

Esencia Estate resort and spa, Riviera Maya, Mexico Riviera Maya is stunning with its super luxurious hotels built along one of the most beautiful strips of beach on the Yucatecan coastline. But there was a time, not so very long ago, when all that was to be seen was undifferentiated […]

View from our room
Caribbean / Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / Mexico

A Mexican Spirit. A Mayan Soul. Nizuc Resort and Spa, Luxury in Cancun Mexico

“A Mexican Spirit. A Mayan Soul.” To Nizuc’s exquisitely expressed description, I would only offer β€œan experience in beauty.” The location was originally a vacation home for one of the previous presidents of the Republic of Mexico during the early days of development on the small but breathtakingly beautiful peninsula […]

A Farm to Fork Revival: Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm in Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / New Mexico / United States

A Farm to Fork Revival: Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm in Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico

Farm land has been disappearing rapidly in Albuquerque’s North Valley in the last few years. New high-end residential development is taking its place. Matt Rembe and family, owners of Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, are doing something about it…

Mis Recuerdos, My Memories, of Oaxaca
Chronological / Destinations / Mexico

Mis Recuerdos, My Memories, of Oaxaca

It’s been more than 35 years that I’ve been living and working in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico and in the small outlying villages. Most of my work with the weavers, both buying and designing pieces that will be sold in my New Mexico gallery, is done in a small Zapotec weaving village outside of Oaxaca.

Riviera Maya – North America’s “New Riviera”
Chronological / Destinations / Mexico

Riviera Maya – North America’s “New Riviera”

The designation “Riviera Maya” is a fairly recent one. For many years, even after the advent and development of Cancun, then Playa del Carmen and finally Tulum, this magnificent stretch of beach along Mexico’s Caribbean coast, was little explored.