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Catriona Brown of Puerto Morelos

Posted April 26, 2016 by Kay Walten in Podcasts

Catroina Brown of Puerto Morelos

In today’s episode, I chat with Catriona Brown, who is originally from Australia and now resides in Puerto Morelos. Catroina worked in the film production industry for many years; she met a fellow who was going to be producing the Olympics in Sydney. Catriona worked with him on managing major productions, including Sydney’s New Year’s Celebrations and the Olympics. She visited the Yucatan region in Mexico to explore the archeological ridge. On January 2, 2002, while in Puerto Morelos,...

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Sleep, Eat and Play in Merida, Mexico

Posted April 25, 2016 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

Sleep, Eat and Play in Merida, Mexico

Are you thinking about taking in a different part of Mexico? Curious about other parts of Mexico? If you are comfortable in the Riviera Maya but want to explore a little more, take a step just to the west and experience a different kind of Mexico close to the Riviera Maya. Merida is the capital city of the Yucatan Peninsula, so it has all things most capital cities have. Vibrant neighborhoods, rich history, thriving arts and culture scene and of course, some great food. But like any large...

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Go Your Own Way To Valladolid

Posted April 22, 2016 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

Valladolid Yucatan Mexico

Getting ready to explore? Looking for something new to do in the Riviera Maya? Is the view of the beach, sand, beautiful skies and lots of bikini clad people just about enough? LOL! There is more to this area than beaches, bars and burritos. Under 100 miles or 125 kms from the Riviera Maya is a beautiful colonial city that will pack more history into a day tour than you ever imagined. For 500 years this little city of Valladolid has been the center of local Mexican history in the Yucatan and...

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Riviera Maya Food Porn!

Posted April 20, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Mexican Food Porn

Food Porn: the art of looking at beautiful food in the middle of a work day. Mexican Food Porn: the art of looking at beautiful food in anticipation of sinking your teeth into these great flavors on your next vacation. Fish Tacos Done Right Esquites - Iconic Mexican Street Food Riviera Maya Beach Porn Just thought we would throw this in. Guess where we are having dinner! Just call us the Loco Gringos for loving our local food and local view.

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Kristin Roehmer of Playa del Carmen

Posted April 19, 2016 by Kay Walten in Podcasts

Kristen Roehmer of Playa del Carmen

In today’s episode, I chat with Kristin Roehmer, who is originally from Arizona. She and her husband Marcus made a home in Playa del Carmen. Kristin and Marcus went in on a 50/50 investment with their friend Randy to purchase a condo down in Playa; this was back in 2004 when the real estate market was starting to flourish. Kristin and Marcus never planned on starting a family there or living there for more than a year. 11 years later, they still have their place in Arizona and are residing in...

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Where Should I Sleep in Tulum?

Posted April 18, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations

Where to Sleep in Tulum Mexico

Oh the heavenly beaches of Tulum. This glorious, but ever so popular, Riviera Maya city has so many places to rest your head for a week or just a night. Which one is best? Which one is best for me? For Travelers Exploring on the Cheap If you love to explore, iTour Mexico Hotel would be a great choice. Not only are their rooms some of the most affordable in Tulum, they love adventure and have the tours to back up that love. We think of iTour Mexico in Tulum as the travelers hub. It is easy...

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Where to Find the Best Coffee in the Riviera Maya

Posted April 15, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Where to Find the Best Coffee in the Riviera Maya

There is nothing worse than getting up in the morning and having to search for coffee on vacation. That cup of Joe could be your most important part of the day, so you want to make sure it's great not just good! There are some great coffee houses in the Riviera Maya that have incredible coffee. We have done the search and come up with some suggests in each Riviera Maya City. Most coffee houses open between 7 am to 8 am. But you should not be getting up before 9 am if you are on...

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5 Great Ways to Spend Your Refund Check

Posted April 13, 2016 by Kay Walten in Vacation tips

5 Great Ways to Spend Your Refund Check

It is that time of year. Your taxes have been submitted and you are just waiting for your refund check. What to do, what to do. The IRS reports the approximate average refund is $2,800 for Americans. Revenue Canada reported the average tax refund to be $1,641 for Canadians. Both countries had similar spending habits when it comes to their refund check, or so they say to the pollsters. Nearly half of consumers who receive tax refunds said they typically put a portion of their refund in...

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David Sterling of Merida Yucatan

Posted by Kay Walten in Podcasts

David Sterling, Merida, Yucatan

In today’s episode I talk with David Sterling, who was born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK. He was always intrigued by art and food even at a young age. David was obsessed with Julia Child. His partner Keith and he moved away from New York City after 9/11. Their place was just 5 blocks from the World Trade Center. David had been to Mexico many times throughout his life and both he and Keith loved it there. They found a place to call home in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. They bought an old ruin...

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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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