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Ryan Ellnuer ‒ Building Caribbean Luxury

Posted August 30, 2016 by Kay Walten in Podcasts

Ryan Ellnuer

Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Ryan headed to the west coast to complete his graduate degree in architecture. He started working with a local sculptor in California, who does art installations, furniture designs and architecture. During Ryan’s initial interview, the sculptor asked him if he would move to Mexico. Ryan ended up in the city of Merida with a team of people. About a year and a half ago, Tulum called to him and Ryan transitioned from life in the city to life on the...

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The Riviera Maya is More Than You Think – Amazing Video Footage

Posted August 29, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

The Riviera Maya is More Than You Think - Amazing Video Footage

This video shows the diversity in the Riviera Maya. Love it! If you are thinking about taking a quick vacation before the kids go back to school, or before the fall weather settles in, this just may be the ticket!     Check out our local travel guides that have you exploring cool places that only locals know about! There is more to the Riviera Maya than what is found in a tour guide.

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Amazing Video of the Tulum Ruins

Posted August 26, 2016 by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins

Amazing Video of the Tulum Ruins

I was sent a link the other day of this amazing video footage taken at the Tulum Ruins. Thanks Sky High Videography for creating this amazing view of the Tulum Ruins!     Check out more information about Tulum: where to stay, where to eat, and what to do. Or if you want to make your Tulum Ruins visit extraordinary, download our Local Guide to the Tulum Ruins.

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72 Hours in Mahahual Costa Maya

Posted August 24, 2016 by Kay Walten in Costa Maya

72 Hours in Mahahual Costa Maya

Ready for a new adventure? We just spent 72 hours in Mahahaul and want to share our adventures in the Costa Maya. Get set, ready, go! Half the Adventure is the Drive to Mahahual We do like to drive to Mahahaul so we can make a few stops along the way. Friends love to take the bus so they can rest, read and just chill. Take your pick, and start heading south. Total trip time with no stops from Akumal to Mahahual - 3.5 hours We take a bit longer due to some favorite stops. Here are our...

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Sandra Dayton – Merging Cultures: Mayan Community Tourism

Posted by Kay Walten in Podcasts

Sandra Dayton

My guest today, Sandra Dayton, is a huge supporter of the local Mayan community here in the Riviera Maya, specifically Puerto Morelos. She is an icon who embodies a true pioneer spirit. Sandra became enchanted with Mexico when she was only 7. Her family would take her from Texas to Mexico for shopping trips. Her silky blonde hair got her a lot of attention from the local women who said it reminded them of corn silk. She says the women would give her free ice cream and the mariachis would sing...

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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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Great Grub in Puerto Morelos – Restaurant Review of Mi Cocina

Posted August 19, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Restaurants

Great Grub in Puerto Morelos - Restaurant Review of Mi Cocina

Everyone loves having a great meal, we certainly do. Knowing where to eat when on vacation can be tough, but this review will make your life just a little bit easier. Away from the main square in Puerto Morelos is a foodies haven. Mi Cocina, run by Richard, serves an eclectic menu that is sure to please any palate. The hardest choice when picking a local restaurant is picking somewhere that will please everyone. One person may want to try regional food (when in Mexico, eat like a Mexican) or...

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Places that Matter in the Riviera Maya

Posted August 17, 2016 by Kay Walten in Community Organizations

Places that Matter in the Riviera Maya

I started this article with a list of places to go and things to do, cenotes, Folk Art Museums, archeological sites, eco parks, all areas that matter in the Riviera Maya. These places and things to do are what define the Riviera Maya and have put it on the map. But when thinking about what really matters, I had a very different thought. What really matters in the Riviera Maya are the people, not the places and the things to do. What makes this area different are the people who come here,...

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Margo Guenther – Her Feel Good Way

Posted August 16, 2016 by Kay Walten in Podcasts

Margo Guenther

Originally from a failing tourist town in Washington State, an offhand comment prompted a friend to tell Margo about a management opportunity in Xamach Dos in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. In just four days after speaking with the owner of the property, she arrived ready to work. She had no electricity and had to take a 2-hour drive just for groceries, and this was in 2006. Margo finds the small town of Punta Allen inspiring due to the multi-generational Mayan families and...

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Now is your best time to experience Maroma Bay

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Destinations

Sunrise at Kin Sol Soliel on Maroma Beach, Riviera Maya

Maroma has always been on of the most exquisite beaches in the Riviera Maya.  Back in the old days there was remote to the people who were fledglings in the newly formed destination Cancun. Once a coconut plantation, in the 1970's famous Mexican architect Jose Luis Moreno, working in Cancun, built his vision of a place to stay known today as Kin Sol Soleil.  The hotel and villas are located at Maroma Beach, world-renown as one of the best beaches not far from the Cancun Airport.   The...

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