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Riviera Maya Food Porn!

Posted April 20, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Mexican Food Porn

Food Porn: the art of looking at beautiful food in the middle of a work day. Mexican Food Porn: the art of looking at beautiful food in anticipation of sinking your teeth into these great flavors on your next vacation. Fish Tacos Done Right Esquites - Iconic Mexican Street Food Riviera Maya Beach Porn Just thought we would throw this in. Guess where we are having dinner! Just call us the Loco Gringos for loving our local food and local view.

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Kristin Roehmer of Playa del Carmen

Posted April 19, 2016 by Kay Walten in Podcasts

Kristen Roehmer of Playa del Carmen

In today’s episode, I chat with Kristin Roehmer, who is originally from Arizona. She and her husband Marcus made a home in Playa del Carmen. Kristin and Marcus went in on a 50/50 investment with their friend Randy to purchase a condo down in Playa; this was back in 2004 when the real estate market was starting to flourish. Kristin and Marcus never planned on starting a family there or living there for more than a year. 11 years later, they still have their place in Arizona and are residing in...

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Where Should I Sleep in Tulum?

Posted April 18, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations

Where to Sleep in Tulum Mexico

Oh the heavenly beaches of Tulum. This glorious, but ever so popular, Riviera Maya city has so many places to rest your head for a week or just a night. Which one is best? Which one is best for me? For Travelers Exploring on the Cheap If you love to explore, iTour Mexico Hotel would be a great choice. Not only are their rooms some of the most affordable in Tulum, they love adventure and have the tours to back up that love. We think of iTour Mexico in Tulum as the travelers hub. It is easy...

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Where to Find the Best Coffee in the Riviera Maya

Posted April 15, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Where to Find the Best Coffee in the Riviera Maya

There is nothing worse than getting up in the morning and having to search for coffee on vacation. That cup of Joe could be your most important part of the day, so you want to make sure it's great not just good! There are some great coffee houses in the Riviera Maya that have incredible coffee. We have done the search and come up with some suggests in each Riviera Maya City. Most coffee houses open between 7 am to 8 am. But you should not be getting up before 9 am if you are on...

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5 Great Ways to Spend Your Refund Check

Posted April 13, 2016 by Kay Walten in Vacation tips

5 Great Ways to Spend Your Refund Check

It is that time of year. Your taxes have been submitted and you are just waiting for your refund check. What to do, what to do. The IRS reports the approximate average refund is $2,800 for Americans. Revenue Canada reported the average tax refund to be $1,641 for Canadians. Both countries had similar spending habits when it comes to their refund check, or so they say to the pollsters. Nearly half of consumers who receive tax refunds said they typically put a portion of their refund in...

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David Sterling of Merida Yucatan

Posted by Kay Walten in Podcasts

David Sterling, Merida, Yucatan

In today’s episode I talk with David Sterling, who was born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK. He was always intrigued by art and food even at a young age. David was obsessed with Julia Child. His partner Keith and he moved away from New York City after 9/11. Their place was just 5 blocks from the World Trade Center. David had been to Mexico many times throughout his life and both he and Keith loved it there. They found a place to call home in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. They bought an old ruin...

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Make Your Family Trip Into a Family Vacation

Posted April 11, 2016 by Kay Walten in Family vacations

Family Vacations in the Riviera Maya

Huffington Post writer M. Blazoned wrote an honest account of the family vacation, oh sorry the family trip. I get it, we hear this all the time, parents think that their 'vacation' with the kids is more work than fun. But it does not have to be this way. How Parents Can Flip A Family Trip into a Family Vacation! Other than leaving the kids at home, it is tough to have a family vacation where everyone gets to relax. With a little bit of planning it is not impossible. Having a little local...

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National Empanada Day -What The Heck is an Empanada Anyway?

Posted April 8, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

National Empanada Day

Okay so this day has hit a chord for me. Empanadas are my favorite Mexican food!!! Finding a great empanada is like finding a great croissant, or an amazing cheese, or a super fantastic slice of pizza. Beware, they are not good for you. If you can avoid getting addicted you are better off, but this Mexican stable is not something that you should eat every day. I have a 'once a month' rule for empanadas, it better be good when I have one. The Best Empanada I Have Had Lately I have had a lot of...

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Get Off the Main Drag in the Riviera Maya

Posted April 6, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Get Off the Main Drag in the Riviera Maya

Seems you are wondering where we get our great photos, our great restaurant recommendations and super deals! Get off the main drag of any Riviera Maya and you too can see the things we see and discover super cool new places. When you find them let us know! Take a Step to the Left or to the Right As Yogi Berra said "If you see a fork in the road take it!" That is what we do and encourage others to do the same. When we are in Playa, we stay off 5th Avenue and walk on either the side streets...

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Diving, adventure and travel with Andreas Matthes of Protec

Posted April 5, 2016 by Kay Walten in Podcasts

Andreas Matthes

In today's episode I talk to my friend Matt. He is a big German guy with tattoos and some piercings. He might look like an intimidating guy at first, but he is a big teddy bear.  I am flattered he took time to be with us today. His passions are photography, sailing, and motorcycles. Matt loves cave diving and even made a business out of it. He is one of the owners of ProTec Dive Centers in Tulum and Playa del Carmen, offering the highest quality of standards with the most complete cave diving,...

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