Akumal photo of the day – Comedy festival is coming!

Posted April 5, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

Scott Brown photo of Comendy festival in Akumal, Mexico

Scott Brown, photographer extraordinaire and LG staff member shot this photo at last years Akumal Comedy Festival. Love the photo and love that the Akumal Comedy Festival is returning April 10, 2013. If you are in town, it is worth a trip to Akumal, and if you are staying in Akumal you have not excuses! Scott will be taking photos again so we look forward to more great shots of this community festival supported by Akumal businesses. The Riviera Maya will always put you in a good mood, add a...

Riviera Maya vacation tips – Feeding the kids on vacation

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

feeding your kids on vacation in the Riviera Maya

Mexico is the land of the taco and chili, and rumored to have very spicy food. What do you feed your kids while on vacation in the Riviera Maya? Will you be stuck with chili's and spice and the almighty habanero chili? Of course not! The Riviera Maya is a multicultural area that is inspired by the Mexican culture and takes advantage of the beautiful coast. It is by no means a 100% Mexican culinary destination and kids love the diverse choices in the area. You will have access to American,...

Yucatan photo of the day – family market trip to Valladolid

Posted April 4, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

Valladolid market in the Yucatan

The Yucatan is the food hub of the area with local farmers and ranchers working hard to produce fresh fruits and vegetables for the Penisula. Valladolid has a daily market that makes a great road trip for the family and only requires a half day trip, not a full day adventure. If you have kids, this is a great way to open them up to a unique cultural experience while getting your chores done. Unique foods indigenous to the area can be found, Local produce is fresh, fresh, fresh....The market...

Riviera Maya photo of the day – Kids see the darndest things

Posted April 3, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

fun things to keep you entertained on your family vacation in the Riviera maya

My 5 year old nephew saw this bird on an adventure walk in the Riviera Maya. Of course I had no idea what type of bird it was or what family of birds it came from. My instinct was the Mayan turkey, referred to as the Ocelated Turkey. Without the blue head and fancy plumes of an adult Ocelated turkey I could not say for sure, for sure that this was the actual Mayan turkey. After doing some late night research, I recovered myself as the smartest aunt in the world and was able to verify that this...

Riviera Maya vacation tips – Best accommodation for families

Posted by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips

family vaction villas in the Riviera Maya

Finding the perfect accommodations for your family while on vacation can be a challenge. It is hard to know what is best for your family, what would best suit your needs, your desires and of course your dreams. What you would pick for a couples getaway is very different from what you would pick for your family. Here is a list of things to keep in mind when looking for the perfect accommodations for your family vacation in the Riviera Maya. 1. Go beachfront! Watch over the kids while they...

Simple Family Vacations in the Riviera Maya

Posted by Kay Walten in Family vacations

simple family beach vacation in the Riviera Maya

Since we moved to Mexico over 20 years ago, we have developed a KISS attitude -Keep It Simple Stupid! We did not start out that way, truly, but we have learned over time that simple is better! Simple is actually more fun. To help families plan for their vacation we are going to share our KISS principles so that you can learn in minutes what took us a few years to get used to. When we travel to other countries, we have a moment of shock at how busy, eventful, complex and complicated lives are...

Rivera Maya photo of the day – Reminder to all parents

Posted April 2, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

Keep it simple stupid - uncomplicated family vacations in the Riviera Maya

Keep it simple! Your Riviera Maya vacation is better when you keep it simple! Kids need a vacation as much as anyone else. The beach, one toy, some quiet time or exploring time is enough to keep any kid happy while on vacation. As a parent, it can be better to let your kids explore new territory for a few hours and let them understand their new surroundings. We all love to help our kids but a little bit of parent free time (watching from afar) can be a blessing for both of you. Looking for...

Riviera Maya vacation tip – Keep your kids hydrated!

Posted April 1, 2013 by Kay Walten in Mexico Vacation Tips

feeding your kids on vacation in the Riviera Maya

Kids love to be in the sun and they love to run on the beach. Let them do it, let them have fun on their vacation! Even when they are swimming in the ocean, they sweat. The result, dehydration if we don't make hydration a priority! Your kids will not know if they are sweating or getting dehydrated, they just know they are having fun. The best way to keep your kids hydrated is with coconut water straight from the coconut! If you see a sign anywhere that says Cocos Frios! Get some. If drinking...

Riviera Maya photo of the day – Family funday everyday!

Posted by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos

Family vacations in the Rivera Maya

Believe it or not this is typical family vacation in the Riviera Maya. The Riviera Maya is an easy place to host a family vacation. The beach as your playground and the ocean as your source of daily excitement makes the Riviera Maya an easy family vacation location. Flights are easy, accommodations varied, and the people you will meet, extraordinary. Spanish is not required. But you can try your basic spanish and it will go far! Your kids will enjoy the exotic feel but feel at home. You can...

Family Beach Vacations in the Riviera Maya- Memories that last

Posted by Kay Walten in Family vacations

family vacation in the Riviera Maya are sure to build lasting memories

  When I get together with my family, the conversation always seem to direct itself to memories of a family vacation. As kids we took a lot of road trips, in a van, or with a camper, or in the station wagon. Summers and spring break were spent driving locally, through the US to unique and interesting places. In the 70's that was the best most families could do, pack up the car, load in a cooler, and drive. We camped, we did not stay in hotels as that would have been way to much money....

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