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Get Off the Main Drag in Tulum – Beyond Tulum Beach

Posted July 8, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations

Get Off the Main Drag in Tulum - Beyond Tulum Beach

If you have been to Tulum you are well aware of the three main hot spots in this little city. The Tulum Archeological site is the first hot spot where millions of visitors come to see the only Mayan city overlooking the Caribbean. Tulum Beach is the second hot spot and one of the most pristine and beautiful beaches in the world, just south of the Tulum archeological site. The third hot spot is the main street in the town of Tulum, Hwy 307 that cuts straight through the center of town with shops...

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Trip Back in Time – Understanding the Chicleros

Posted July 6, 2016 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Activities

Chiceleros of the Riviera Maya

Before tourism found its roots in the Riviera Maya, there was a prosperous industry that took the coast and jungle by storm. Farming chicle, a tree resin from the zapote tree, was a lucrative industry on the Riviera Maya coast. There is still evidence of the chicleros work found on trees throughout the Riviera Maya, but this is a fascinating industry that just took off in the late 1800's to early 1900's. One Local Tour Company Shares the Tales of the Chicleros Before we share the impact...

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Sol Tamargo – Adventures in the World of Del Sol Photography

Posted July 5, 2016 by Kay Walten in Podcasts

Sol Tamargo – Adventures in the World of Del Sol Photography

Today it is my pleasure to speak with the vibrant and beautiful Sol Tamargo. Sol is an artist with a camera and has a passion for nature and color. She also participates in our local Superwomen's Club, a group of women supporting each other in business and in life. Sol spent her younger years in Cancun then moved with her family to Guadalajara. When life got to be a dull gray, Sol decided to move back to the coast to bring some much needed-color into her life. She says moving to Playa del...

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Mexican Recipes for a Summer BBQ

Posted July 1, 2016 by Kay Walten in Mexican Recipes

Mexican Recipes for a Summer BBQ

There is nothing better than an evening summer BBQ to spice things up. We have some favorite Mexican recipes that are always a hit with friends and family. Why not share some of your local food experiences and make that vacation pay off! Mexican Inspired BBQ Sauce - Local Food Hack This is one of our favorite Mexican food hacks, a BBQ sauce for ribs, chicken or pork chops that have a bit of Mexicana spice! It is easy and you can mix whichever salsa you brought back from the Riviera Maya...

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For Kids Under 12 Only – Super Cool Vacation Ideas

Posted June 29, 2016 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations

Things To Do for Kids Under 12 in the Riviera Maya

Your parents have just told you that your next vacation it going to be in the Riviera Maya. Where the heck is that and what can a kid under 12 do in this place called the Riviera Maya? What your parents may not know is this place is the ideal place for your vacation. We are going to make you look like a super star planner and suggest cool and fun things for kids in the Riviera Maya. 5 Things To Do for Kids Under 12 in the Riviera Maya 1. Take a snorkel or scuba class - If you are 10 yrs or...

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Regina Puentes – Spiritual Wedding Ceremonies in the Riviera Maya

Posted June 28, 2016 by Kay Walten in Podcasts

Regina Puentes - Spiritual Wedding Ceremonies in the Riviera Maya

Today it is my pleasure to interview a wonderful woman who has traveled all over the world and who now proudly calls Playa del Carmen in the Riviera Maya her home. Years ago, Regina Puentes and I met in a yoga class and have been friends ever since.     A Passport Full of Stamps Regina knew from a young age her life’s goal would be to travel the world. She first visited Europe and after living for several years in London she moved to the U.S., where she fell in...

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Tips for Making Your Summer Vacation the Best

Posted June 27, 2016 by Kay Walten in Vacation tips

Tips for Making Your Summer Vacation the Best

The kids are almost out of school, most businesses are winding down for the summer months, and adventures await before fall sets in. No one likes wasted time, and none of us sure as heck like a wasted vacation. Here are some sure fire ways to plan a great vacation during the lazy months of summer. Book a final vacation at the end of the summer right before school starts. This get away will have everyone rested and ready for the start of a school year. Prices are inexpensive in the Riviera...

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Local Insights and Secrets About Puerto Morelos

Posted June 24, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations

Local Insights and Secrets About Puerto Morelos

Where do we start! This little seaside fishing village is packed with fun things to do. It is not publicized as much as other Riviera Maya cities so these secrets are really secrets. If you have not experienced the Puerto Morelos charm, it is time to dig in. 5 Puerto Morelos Travel Secrets Secret #1 - Cenote Road - There are more than a dozen cool cenotes on the highway that heads west from Puerto Morelos. The cenote road is a fun filled excursion where you can visit eco parks that include...

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Diving Hot Spots in the Riviera Maya

Posted June 22, 2016 by Kay Walten in Watersports

Diving Hot Spots in the Riviera Maya

The Mexican Caribbean that lines the coast of the Riviera Maya and Costa Maya is a diving hot spot! From Cancun to Xcalak you will find unique diving experiences no matter which city you choose to put your tanks in the water. The second largest barrier reef, the Mesoamerican Reef, runs from Cancun to Xcalak and has so many wonderful places for divers to explore. The hot, hot spots or maybe I should say highlights are listed by city below. Whether you dive in one city for your vacation or...

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Steve Gerrard – Cenotes of the Riviera Maya 2016

Posted June 21, 2016 by Kay Walten in Podcasts,Watersports

Steve Gerrard - Cenotes of the Riviera Maya 2016

Today we welcome a longtime friend and fellow cave diver, Steve Gerrard. Steve was the first ever full-time cave diving instructor. He has been cave diving for over 30 years, has been the President of the National Association of Cave Diving (NACD) since 1979, has been featured in magazine articles and television programs, and is the author of five books.     The New Frontier Steve started out cave diving in the deep caverns of Florida and eventually moved to the...

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