The Michelada – A Mexican Mixed Drink
Earlier this year I took a trip to Tulum, Mexico. It is a beautiful sandy escape perfect for lounging on the beach with drink in hand, until well bronzed and ready for a siesta.
On the first day of my trip, I found myself appropriately standing barefoot in the sand and belly up to a bar contemplating my drink order. It didn’t take more than a moment to come to my conclusion.
“Una Michelada, por favor”
Private Cenotes and Jungle Lodging in Mexico (Video)
That’s what I found when delving a little deeper into life along the Mayan Riviera.
You are probably now wondering, “Ok, how can I stay at that place?” (Continue reading…)
An Introduction to Tulum, Mexico (Photos)
Just an hour and a half south of Cancun, by car, lies Tulum, a sleepy beach getaway destination – a favorite among those in the know.
For years it has been a yoga retreat destination and the location of many a supermodel shoot. And it has stayed off the radar, as far as a place to stay, for the average tourists who come to the region. But lately, Tulum has been popping up on blogs, in newspapers and magazines more than ever before.
And if you ask me, you better get down there to experience it before it gets spoiled.
A Unique Experience in Mexico (Video)
Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Akumal and Tulum are popular destinations in Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula. Along the Mayan Riviera, as it is called, the main attraction is the beach with it’s picturesque, white sand and turquoise waters. Then there are ancient Mayan ruins to check out and quite the nightlife scene in Playa del Carmen and Cancun.
But there is something else you really shouldn’t miss when you visit the area. Here is a video from my trip to Tulum.
If you are planning a trip, you are probably now wondering, “Where are these cenotes and how do I get to them?” Here you go… (Continue reading…)
Sunrise in Tulum, Mexico (Video)
I am not sure what it is, but on my recent trip, I was compelled to get up for sunrise almost every day. And I am not normally an early riser.
One morning I brought my camera out to capture the beauty.
Beware of Fear in Mexico – It’s overrated.
I just got back from Mexico on a trip to the Yucatan Peninsula along the stretch known as the Mayan Riviera. Before I went, I did a fair bit of research about the region. And I found two very common threads.
In the Mayan Riviera, there are tons of accommodations and attractions. And secondly, I should be AFRAID.
Everyone seemed to have some warning to give. To name a few: they will rip me off; the police will rob me; the gas station attendants will trick me; and I will get sick from the food.
I see myself as a savvy traveler, I speak the language and I am familiar with the culture. So I figured I’d be fine. But to a certain degree, all those warnings and cautions colored my view. And it wasn’t until experience after experience contradicted them that I saw how irrational and contagious fear can be.