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Create Your Own Epic Endless Summer This Winter

Posted November 25, 2016 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Vacation tips

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"You can't tell how good a wave is until you try it." Bruce Brown - Director, producer and Writer of The Endless Summer 1966   In 1990 I would have said, "You can't tell how good a CAVE is until you try it". As an avid cave diver and soon to be explorer, I headed to the Riviera Maya on an epic Endless Summer journey, similar to the iconic movie released by Bruce Brown. My epic endless summer led to a 180 degree turn in my life, which is now Loco Gringo. An Endless Summer Can Be A...

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I am Not Passionate About Cooking – Confessions of a Traveling Mom

Posted September 19, 2016 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Services

Not Passionate Cooking on Vacation? Try Riviera Maya chef services

A mom was planning her family vacation last week and ended our conversation with this 'I am NOT passionate about cooking so I need to find solutions.' Admittedly I was a bit taken aback, and had to clarify what was just said. 'Sorry, did you say you were passionate about cooking, or not passionate about cooking? This mom admitted that she was not passionate about cooking. I love to cook but realized after talking to this mom that I am not passionate about cooking under the following...

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How to Vacation with Kids in the Riviera Maya

Posted September 12, 2016 by Kay Walten in Family vacations

Vacation with Kids in the Riviera Maya

Venturing off to the Riviera Maya with the kids is a true vacation, not a trip as some parent like to think. There is so much both parents and kids will love. And love doing together. What the Riviera Maya has created is very similar to the brilliance of the Looney Tunes cartoons. Do you remember Bugs Bunny, Road Runner, Daffy Duck, Tasmanian Devil, Elmer Fudd? These cartoons entertained kids at a kid-core level with lots of movement, funny gags, lots of color and fun loving characters....

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Vacation Hack – Great Places for Your Parents in the Riviera Maya

Posted August 22, 2016 by Kay Walten in Family vacations

Vacation Hack -Great Places for Your Parents in the Riviera Maya

There is something frustrating about looking for fun things to do for your parents to do on vacation, yet super rewarding when you find great places for them. I keep reminding myself that my parents researched and arranged great family vacations when I was a kid. Now it is my turn to be as inventive and aware to make their vacations great! 5 Places Your Parents Will Love in the Riviera Maya Rio Lagartos - This Flamingo Haven will have your parents putting a check mark on their bucket list....

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Sun Wake Up – A True Tale of a 4 Year Old’s Riviera Maya Vacation

Posted June 10, 2016 by Kay Walten in Family vacations

Sun Wake Up - A True Tale of a 4 Year Old's Riviera Maya Vacation

Its 5:30 am and there is a tap on my shoulder. Two little eyes peer at me from the side of the bed. These eyes turn from curious to excited as this little 4 year old sees his aunt turn over to kiss the little hand that woke her up this morning. "It's time to go see the sun, Aunty." I reach for my little man and lift him up into the bed. We laugh and tickle each other as we roll around on the bed. We both crawl to the edge and get dressed for our morning ritual. Shorts, tshirts, sunscreen,...

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Small Riviera Maya Group Tours for a Fun Family Experience

Posted May 23, 2016 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Small Riviera Maya Group Tours for a Fun Family Experience

If you are looking for a local experience in the Riviera Maya, then large tours are the best option. There are lots of small Riviera Maya group tours that are fun for both kids and parents. Grandparents will get a kick out of these as well! Small group tours provide a very different experience to the popular large bus tours so many people grab through street vendors and resorts. They are personal, you get to interact with your guide and gain a true understanding of their life in Mexico. When...

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Make Your Family Trip Into a Family Vacation

Posted April 11, 2016 by Kay Walten in Family vacations

Family Vacations in the Riviera Maya

Huffington Post writer M. Blazoned wrote an honest account of the family vacation, oh sorry the family trip. I get it, we hear this all the time, parents think that their 'vacation' with the kids is more work than fun. But it does not have to be this way. How Parents Can Flip A Family Trip into a Family Vacation! Other than leaving the kids at home, it is tough to have a family vacation where everyone gets to relax. With a little bit of planning it is not impossible. Having a little local...

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Take the Kids – Riviera Maya Kid Adventures

Posted February 17, 2016 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Riviera Maya Kid Adventures

Our sense of adventure was a learned but intentional strategy created by our parents. They took us to off the beaten path destinations, brought us to unique parks and made sure we visited unusual animal sanctuaries. They built our sense of adventure and wanderlust by - having adventures. The Riviera Maya has kid-friendly and kid focused activities to accomplish this very specific goal - to create a wanderlust in kids they will remember for a lifetime. Eco parks, natural wonders and the...

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5 Places to Take Your Parents in the Riviera Maya

Posted January 29, 2016 by Kay Walten in Family vacations

Travel With Your Parents in the Riviera Maya

Vacationing with your parents in the Riviera Maya? How great. For some this vacation arrangement could be a bit stressful. What the heck can one do with their parents in Mexico? 12th street in Playa del Carmen? I don't think so. Tulum beach nightclubs, nah. There are a ton of fun things to do with your parents along the coast and we have the list for you! Parent or Grandparent Outings in the Riviera Maya We think if you tried at least one of these suggestions you might just turn into the...

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That First Big Family Trip – OMG How Do I Do This

Posted January 18, 2016 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Riviera Maya Family Vacations

So you decided to plan your first family trip. Some of you have emailed us with large family requests, some have been small family trip planning requests. However large or small your family may be, we have your vacation back. We have been feeling a bit like Super heroes lately, vacation planning heroes for family vacations. Super heroes never tackle the same crime twice, and our super hero vacation planning never duplicates a family vacation. Every single family is different, every single...

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