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Make a Mexican Fiesta – Breakfast – Every Time!

Posted November 21, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

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Migas, Papadzules, and Papas con Chorizo. Now this is what we call breakfast and will start your day off right! We love the Mexican Breakfast tradition. It is big, it is fresh, it is so freakin' good. Don't skip breakfast here cause you are really missing out on some great flavors! What the Heck are Migas? Migas is the best way to create a healthy breakfast using leftovers from the night before. Reuse, Reduce and Recycle last nights tortillas into a beautiful morning! This is not...

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Movies in the Comfort of Your Own Cabana

Posted November 18, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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Looking for some ideas for your next date night? Have a rainy day you want to turn into a unique, fun, local experience off the beach? We love our movie/dinner ritual but admit that processed movie theater food is getting us down. A friend of ours found Zine, which gave us movies, home cooked food, and cocktails! This is a special event that we do with a group of friends, but with the great dinner offered at Zine it has now turned into a regular date night for two. This Tulum movie theater...

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Discover Xpu Ha – Local’s Love This Beach in the Riviera Maya

Posted November 16, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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Since the late 90's I have been going to Xpu Ha Beach. The spectacular views, the pristine powder white sand, the clear blue Caribbean waters are as perfect today as they were back then. All beaches in the Riviera Maya are beautiful, there is no doubt about that, but there is a very distinct feel to Xpu Ha you have to experience, as words nor photos never capture the true essence of this destination. Perfect for a Beach Stroll, Scuba Diving and More There is so much and so little to do in Xpu...

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Marianne Volkmer — Reservations Without Hesitations

Posted November 15, 2016 by Kay Walten in Podcasts

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I absolutely adore my guest today, Marianne Volkmer. Marianne is originally from Cuidad Victoria, Tamaupilas, but is currently living in the Riviera Maya. She is a self-proclaimed child of the world, who loves packing a bag and moving about the planet. In 2007, Marianne decided she wanted to live on the beach. So, when a co-worker invited her to Akumal, she didn’t hesitate. She has lived there for seven years, because she loves the community. She muses that when she first arrived in Akumal,...

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Some Great Places To Bike In Puerto Morelos

Posted November 14, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Destinations

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Ditch the car and grab a bike to explore Puerto Morelos. Locals love their bikes and many tootle around on two wheels instead of four. So where are they going? We are gonna tell you where. To the Town Center and Local Restaurants Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be found in the main town center of Puerto Morelos. Great restaurants overlook the town square but there are some great gems on the nearby side streets. Take your bike and ride through the zocalo, then find out what lies just a...

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Useful Travel Guides for Your Riviera Maya Vacation

Posted November 11, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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Tired of looking online for useful travel information about the Riviera Maya? Or are you short on time and need an easy way to plan your day trips in Mexico? Well we have the answer for you with travel guides that lay out three ways to see local attractions. If you are an explorer and want to go it alone without a guide or organized tour, we have you covered. If you are not feeling that adventurous and want something a bit easier, you can arrange for a private vehicle to take you and a group...

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Nature By Design – Truly Inspiring Vacation Rentals

Posted November 9, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Sustainable Tourism

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There are some special vacation rentals that feel part of the diverse landscape that defines the Riviera Maya. These extra special places immerse you into the beauty that draws so many millions of people to the beaches, jungles, historical locations and cultural masterpieces. These homes and the owners who built them go beyond a good beach view, jungle retreat or sustainable vacation rental. These homes bring the environment where they were built into the house. The architects have studied...

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Gayle Collins — Empowering Kids Through KKIS (Keeping Kids In School)

Posted November 8, 2016 by Kay Walten in Community Organizations,Podcasts

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A few years back, the team at Loco Gringo published an article about the various community projects active in the Riviera Maya. A subscriber to the newsletters read the article and then created a corporate initiative to help fund a much-needed maintenance project at a local school. The organizer, Gayle Collins, lives in Playa del Carmen, and loves it. Gayle was a Minnesota High School teacher for 36 years. Upon retiring, Gayle knew she didn’t want to face another cold, Minnesota winter....

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Mexican Snacks Beyond Chips and Salsa

Posted November 7, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

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Mexican snacks are abundant. There are salty, crunchy, sour and sweet options that most North Americans have never heard of. We can report that they are really, really good, but once you try them, they do become addictive. First the history, as Mexican eating habits are so very different from the North American eating schedule. I would say there is more similarity to the European eating schedules where eating come first and work comes second. North American meals on the other hand are...

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All Time Classic – Akumal Dive Shop

Posted November 4, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Watersports

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We love connecting our readers to long time friends that are as passionate about the Riviera Maya as we are. For 35 years the Akumal Dive Shop has been introducing visitors and local friends to the reef and caverns of the Riviera Maya. Their longevity in Akumal, one of few businesses that have stood the test of time on this beautiful beach, speaks volumes. Their activities are a reflection of their deepest passion, the water, be it through scuba diving, fishing, snorkeling and sailing. The...

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