Visiting Nogales, Mexico: What You Need to Know

Is Nogales, Mexico safe? Will we get caught up in drug trafficking? How long will it take to cross the border? Is it even worth it? Despite the reputation for drug violence and underground tunnels, we decided to see what the town is really like. Below is what happened when we crossed the border for … Continue reading Visiting Nogales, Mexico: What You Need to Know

Coffee…Like You’ve Never Had it Before

Although Cancun was pretty much a disaster, coffee at Pastelteria is an amazing experience. It really is coffee like you've never had it before. Ordering alchemist coffee on a whim was an adventure in itself. Finding the restaurant near the famous Fifth Avenue shopping was another adventure. For some reason, you can find anything you … Continue reading Coffee…Like You’ve Never Had it Before

How to Not Tour Isla Mujeres During a Hurricane

Isla Mujeres The Island of Women. Fifteen minutes by ferry from Cancun and you're there. It's rumored to be one of the most beautiful spots in the Caribbean Sea. While this small Caribbean island is truly beautiful, it's also one of the places that I've experienced true fear while traveling. The trip to Cancun didn't go well … Continue reading How to Not Tour Isla Mujeres During a Hurricane

What Happens When You Unplug and Connect With Nature

We're all connected 24/7. Selfies, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, Blogging, getting just the right angle, taking the perfect photo, documenting and recording everything. Why? Likes and shares? Even with all that connectivity, something's missing isn't it? It still feels like we're disconnected. How can that be? Because we're not connected with nature. The more … Continue reading What Happens When You Unplug and Connect With Nature

Your Guide to the Epic Mayan Ruins of Coba

The Mayan ruins of Coba are some of the most spectacular and underrated ruins in the Yucatán. While many travelers include Chichen Itza and Tulum in their itinerary, Coba is frequently bypassed. Even with that, Coba can still get on the crowded side. Coba is unique in the fact that you're still allowed to climb … Continue reading Your Guide to the Epic Mayan Ruins of Coba

Valladolid Cathedral

Have A Special Photo to Share? Confession time. Six weeks in Mexico totally changed us forever. We can't wait to visit again. We look at our thousands of photos often. There's no way to share all the photos in blog posts. With that being said, I've decided to restart the photo of the week feature. … Continue reading Valladolid Cathedral

The Best Adventures are the Most Unexpected

Adventure in the Most Unexpected Places Five weeks in Tulum can really spoil a person. Three days into our ten-day Cancun disaster, something unexpected crossed our path. Our Air BnB host suggested that we visit the Mayan ruins of El Meco less than a mile up the road. Another day in the hotel zone is out … Continue reading The Best Adventures are the Most Unexpected

7 Reasons to Avoid Cancun

It's hard to top Tulum as travel destinations go. Maybe that's why our visit to Cancun was such a disaster. Well, disaster is a relative term. We didn't have any terrible things happen to us. However, it was still a pretty bad couple of days.... Everything is Ridiculously Expensive Everyone knows Cancun is expensive right? … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Avoid Cancun

Zamas Resort: How to Find Beachfront Bliss

Looking back on six weeks in Tulum, Mexico we have a lot of great memories. One of the highlights of our visit was our stay at Zamas Beachfront Resort. We were invited for a complimentary stay in an ocean-front bungalow. Below is a recap of what we experienced at Zamas for three blissful days. The … Continue reading Zamas Resort: How to Find Beachfront Bliss

A Disappointing Day at the Grand Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza, studied it, read about it, taught it to my high school students for years. There's no great joy in saying it was the most disappointing of all of our visits to Mayan ruins. Sure the pyramid is impressive, but the site is grossly over-hyped. The hype is probably one of the reasons for … Continue reading A Disappointing Day at the Grand Chichen Itza

How to Stay Positive at the End of a Trip

This trip to Mexico has changed our lives. We've discovered a few important facts during our month in paradise: We don't need much to be happy. Anyone can travel. There's more to life than accumulating "things." Every day isn't going to be perfect. The only constant is change. Something strange happens at the half-way point of … Continue reading How to Stay Positive at the End of a Trip