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Akumal Photo of the Day – Hekab Be – A haven for kids

Posted August 16, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations

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Hekab Be, also known as the Akumal Library, is a charity close to our hearts. This is a place where local kids can go to get help with their homework, participate in Summer activities or just hang out in a safe place after school. These boys volunteered in a car wash fundraiser to keep their beloved library open. Read about Akumal's Comedy Festival, an annual fundraiser.

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Passionate Travel Tip – Volunteering – A passion for others.

Posted by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities,Sustainable Tourism

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Donating an hour or an entire day of your vacation can add so much to your travel experience. Volunteering will bring you closer to the people in the community and give you an understanding about your destination you did not have before. Whatever your passion, people, animals, environment, there is a Riviera Maya charity where you can make a difference and take home a vacation memory that you will never forget. Read about charities we are passionate about.

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Exploring the Ancient Canals of Sian Kaan

Posted August 15, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

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Though you can't see her face, you can sense the intensity and the passion in this photo of a traveler leaning toward the bow of the boat while touring the ancient Mayan waterways of the Sian Kaan Biosphere. She must feel the way an early explorer once felt when discovering these canals for the first time. Riviera Maya has so many unspoiled places to discover, the Sian Kaan Bioreserve is only the beginning. Find your dream vacation home in the Sian Kaan.

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Put Passion into Your Travels

Posted August 14, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Destinations

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Usually the question travelers ask when deciding on a vacation destination is "Where?" but perhaps for the passionate traveler the question should be "Why?" Why are you attracted to a particular destination? What is it about you that draws you to a place? Sometimes people will choose a destination because of airfare deals or because a friend or relative lives there. Or perhaps reviews and ratings of a particular place were really high last year..."Top 10 Places to See" or "Top 10 Cheapest...

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Riviera Maya Passionate Travel Tip – Picnics – Rewarding and cheap!

Posted by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips

Have a picnic on the beach in the Riviera Maya

One of my best vacation dining memories is the sunny afternoon I spent eating a simple pimento cheese sandwich while sitting in Kelvingrove Park in Scotland. I sat next to the Stewart Memorial Fountain while listening to a live Celtic band. It was one of my most authentic travel experiences - and it was absolutely free. I was not in a fancy restaurant that served up gourmet meals, but I felt like I was doing what any Scottish local would do on their lunch break. The Riviera Maya has...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Akumal Cannons

Posted by Kay Walten in Destination Weddings,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

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Is there anything more passionate than young, romantic love? These cannons are the location of many destination weddings and beach vacations in the Riviera Maya. Akumal Beaches rate high on the romance scale.  A couple's first getaway should be filled with passion for each other and a passion for the destination. Sexy sunsets, exotic locations, deserted beaches, sumptuous food...the Riviera Maya was made for lovers. Check out our Riviera Maya escapes made just for two. Photo by Scott...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Fly fishing – A true passion.

Posted August 13, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos,Watersports

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Tom Brokow once said, "If fishing is religion, then fly fishing is high church." If you know a fly fisherman or you are a fly fisherman you know these guys (and some gals) are crazy passionate about their anglin'.  Especially those who venture deep into the freshwater and brackish estuaries of the Sian Kaan Bioreserve where therein lies the coveted "Grand Slam" (bonefish, tarpon and permit caught the same day) and "Super Slam" (bonefish, tarpon, permit and snook caught the same day). Book...

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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Baby Turtle Release – Be there!

Posted August 12, 2013 by Kay Walten in Enviroment,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya events,Sustainable Tourism

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The Isla Mujeres Turtle Farm is a hatchery for endangered sea turtles.  The sea turtles come to Isla Mujeres beaches in the summer to lay their eggs and the volunteers at the Turtle Farm collect their eggs for their 60 day incubation period.  If you’re lucky enough to be on Isla August through October, you can take part in turtle releases held all over the island where they release hundreds of baby turtles at a time. Just ask your concierge to keep you informed or watch the local paper for...

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Coba Pyramid – A climb of passion.

Posted by Kay Walten in Mayan Ruins,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

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Travelers that scale to the top of the gigantic Nohoch Mul pyramid at the Coba Mayan ruins are rewarded with a fantastic view of Lake Macanxoc to the east and Lake Cobá to the southwest. It is the highest Pyramid on the Yucatan Peninsula. With 124 steps in each direction, that is a conquest for a very passionate traveler! Read more about Coba.

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Riviera Maya travel tip – Destination weddings are vacation weddings

Posted August 9, 2013 by Kay Walten in Destination Weddings,Mexico Vacation Tips

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We have been talking about passion for the last few weeks, and have forgotten about the greatest passion of all, the wedding. Whether you are having you first wedding, a vow renewal ceremony, a second marriage or exchanging vows, destination weddings are the greatest expression of passion a couple can share with friends and family. Destination brides want to share their passion for their union but also their passion for a location. This combination makes for a killer celebration that lasts as...

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