Photo courtesy of the Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau
Chronological / Destinations / Mexico

Escape Spring Break Madness in Isla Mujeres

The colorful serenity and conspicuous lack of spring breakers on this laid-back island can be an effective antidote to the bacchanalia, grinding bodies, and bottomless drinks ubiquitous in Cancun’s Hotel Zone during spring months. The small island—less than five miles long and one mile wide and visible from Cancun’s main […]

Chin rub for a baby whale
Destinations / Food / Hotels & Resorts / Mexico

Playing with the Whales in Baja, Mexico

The next time you get tired of winter, book a flight to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. During the months of January through April, the weather in La Paz is absolutely perfect, and it is a splendid time to take the opportunity to get up close and personal with […]

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 “an 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 […]

In Pursuit of Grasshoppers, Spices and Malbec
Asia / Central & South America / Chronological / Destinations / Food / Mexico / Wines & Spirits

In Pursuit of Grasshoppers, Spices and Malbec

“Try tasty deep-fried grasshoppers,” calls out Niza Lopez of Oaxaca Tourism to onlookers as they walk by the Mexico Tourism Pavilion at the 8th World Culinary Travel Expo at EAT! Vancouver Festival. Tasty it is, crunchy and toasty, wings, legs, head and all – splashed with some chili-lime seasoning. The […]

Hotels & Resorts / Mexico

Cultural Immersion at CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

There is just nothing quite like a vacation to an exotic foreign land, especially one that immerses visitors in the local culture so they can enjoy the essence of the region in an authentic way. This, the CasaMagna Marriott Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta delivers, offering guests the opportunity […]

Courtesy Canopy River
Destinations / Mexico

Adrenaline and Enchantment in Puerto Vallarta

The beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta is perfectly situated along the western coast of Mexico. Over the last several decades, this city has become a mecca for travelers seeking an all-in-one vacation destination. Puerto Vallarta certainly fits the bill, offering everything a leisure traveler could want: amazing sunsets, gorgeous sandy […]

Azul Sensatori Beach
Chronological / Destinations / Mexico

Warm Up in Riviera Maya, Mexico

The United States has suffered more than usual cold temperatures this winter and a warm weather getaway certainly sounds enticing. The Riviera Maya in Mexico becomes an ideal escape as flights to Cancun are plentiful and most resorts offer all-inclusive rates which help make budgeting or peso-pinching easier. I recently […]

Exploring the pristine cove from our Un-Cruise ship the Safari Endeavour.
Chronological / Cruises / Destinations / Mexico

Discovering the Wonders of the Sea of Cortez

“The Gulf and Gulf ports have always been unfriendly to colonization. Again and again attempts were made before a settlement would stick. Humans are not much wanted on the peninsula.” From The Log From the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck, 1941. From the bridge of the Safari Endeavour the […]

Isla Mujeres: Undiscovered Cancun
Chronological / Destinations / Mexico

Isla Mujeres: Undiscovered Cancun

The best part of undiscovered Cancun is the severely under-publicized jewel of the region: the nearby smaller island of Isla Mujeres (Women’s Island), only a short ferry ride from Cancun, but in another world of remote serenity. Consider it perhaps “Cozumel Light,” what that area was like years ago with […]