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Eat Good, Feel Good Restaurants in the Riviera Maya

Posted August 5, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Eat Good, Feel Good Restaurants in the Riviera Maya

Worn down from work? Need a boost from long days? We suspect this is why you are going on vacation. It is so easy to over eat when away from home. Diving into local food, trying new cocktails, digging into the authentic Mexican dishes you have seen posted on Instragram. Taco comas are easily to fall into when you come to the Riviera Maya. But is that what you really need during your vacation? Most of us would say, heck ya! It is hard to get authentic Mexican food anywhere else in the...

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Note to Self – Relax

Posted August 3, 2016 by Kay Walten in Vacation tips

Relax in the Riviera Maya

Some days we need a break, a way to push all the responsibilities and stress aside and just sit and watch the waves roll in. Funny thing, if you do this, for a day, a few days or even a week, you will find that you are far more productive and focused than if you just kept at it till the list is done. Like all of our natural resources, our own energy is finite. The New York Times wrote about this concept in 2015. We have worked hard to building renewal systems for all of our external energy...

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Arielle Thomas Newman – Yoga by the Sea in Playa del Carmen

Posted August 2, 2016 by Kay Walten in Podcasts

Arielle Thomas Newman - Yoga by the Sea in Playa del Carmen

Arielle Thomas Newman moved to Playa del Carmen from Kansas City, Missouri, in 2001. She and her husband knew they wanted to live in a beautiful beach environment, but didn’t want to be more than 2 hours from the US. The Riviera Maya in Mexico was the perfect location. Arielle is a yoga teacher, a writer and a choreographer. A perfect sequence of events gave her the opportunity to cover yoga classes at a local gym, write healthy living articles for the local paper and then choreograph the...

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Eat, Beach. Sleep, Repeat

Posted August 1, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations

Eat, Beach. Sleep, Repeat Riviera Maya

What we love about the Riviera Maya is the host of different cities and villages where you can do just this. Eat, beach, Sleep, Repeat. No matter which beach you choose, (and there are many to choose from) no matter where you eat, and no matter which type of accommodations you choose to sleep in (hotel, condo or villa) you are sure to be rested after this beautiful and necessary vacation ritual. Eat, Beach, Sleep in Puerto Morelos If you have not experienced this small seaside village,...

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Vacation Cocktails Do Not have Calories – Must Try Mexican Drinks

Posted July 29, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Iconic Mexican Cocktails and Drinks

We all know (and love) the margarita, a good old cerveza, or love Kahlua for an after dinner cocktail. But what are true Mexican cocktails? In the era of mixology, which cocktails are authentic and part of Mexico's roots. There are a few iconic Mexican cocktails that you will find in any bar in the Riviera Maya. These are national drinks, drinks that are at the heart of the country. Some may surprise you, some may not. Some just may have you running to the Riviera Maya to give one (or all)...

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Puerto Morelos – 4 Reasons to Go Now!

Posted July 27, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations

Puerto Morelos - 4 Reasons to Go Now!

Have you been to Puerto Morelos in the Riviera Maya? Have you experienced this small village located 15 minutes south of the Cancun Airport and just 20 minutes north of Playa del Carmen? If not, let us give you four good reasons to check this little village out on either a day trip or an entire week stay. Just be careful you may not want to leave. Reason #1 - Why You should Go to Puerto Morelos Now The Caribbean Sea within the city limits of Puerto Morelos are a protected marine park. You...

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Kendall Inman – Not Afraid to Go It Alone

Posted July 26, 2016 by Kay Walten in Podcasts

Kendall Inman

Today, it is my pleasure to speak with Kendall Inman. Originally from California, she currently lives in Playa del Carmen and in Dallas, Texas. While living in California, she frequently took trips to Mexico with her Grandmother to get lobster tacos along the water. She discovered the Riviera Maya when a friend told her about Akumal, in 1998. She says it was so magical she knew she wanted to build a house and a life there. And even though she was nursing a new baby, if there was a problem...

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Super Cool New Vacation Rentals and Hotels in Mexico

Posted July 24, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Super Cool New Vacation Rentals and Hotels in Mexico

Looking for something new for your upcoming vacation? Hoping to try out a new location in the Riviera Maya or Yucatan this Christmas. Well we may just have the answer to your prayers. We have been looking at new hotels and vacation rentals in the Riviera Maya and Yucatan that could either match your budget or your vacation lifestyle. Check them out and let us know which one sparks a vacation idea. New Vacation Rentals in the Riviera Maya We have been loving smaller cities outside of the...

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It’s National Tequila Day – Try Tequila and Food Pairing

Posted July 22, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

It’s National Tequila Day - Try Tequila and Food Pairing

You have heard this again and again. Or perhaps you have not. This is a true statement: Tequila is like wine, there are different nuances, flavors, and aging processes that produce complex flavors. It is best to sip your tequila not shoot it. So if you are to treat tequila like a fine wine, why not food pair your tequila with the right foods. And yes that is the emerging trend. Food pairing with tequila is becoming more and more popular. There are foods that pair better with a Blanco, a...

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Me Tarzan, You Jane – Fun Eco Parks in the Riviera Maya Worth Exploring

Posted July 20, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities

Fun Eco Parks in the Riviera Maya Worth Exploring

I love the sea, but the mysteries of the jungle continue to intrigue me. As a seasoned cave diver and cave explorer, I found myself in the jungle more than on the beach. It was during these early years that I fell in love with the Mayan rainforest. Check out these Eco Parks That Take You In Jungle We don't expect anyone to trek into the dense local jungles on their own. Even 16th century explorers did not try to get through the jungle on foot. We know that the best way, and most eco friendly...

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