May 2, 2017

How Community Works in the Riviera Maya

One reason people love the Riviera Maya is the sense of and participation in community. Whether you are a local or a visitor, community is what […]
April 26, 2017
Cristobal Tamariz

The Chemistry of Flavors with Chef Cristobal Tamariz

My guest on today’s podcast, Cristobal Tamariz, is the owner of Riviera Maya Food Tours. Cristobal believes the best way to preserve a country’s culture is […]
April 18, 2017

Restaurant Review – Café Sahara at Jashita Hotel Soliman Bay

Breakfast alert! If you are looking for a beach-side leisurely breakfast with all the fixings, Sahara Café could be your spot. Breakfast out is a luxury […]
April 7, 2017

The History of the Empanada – Happy Empanada Day!

Did you know that every single country in the world has their unique version of the empanada? Did you know that the first evidence of a […]
March 31, 2017

Did you Miss Carnival in the Riviera Maya This Year? Photos Attached

Carnival ran from February 14 to March 6 in various Riviera Maya cities. We happened to stumble upon the Playa del Carmen Carnival parade as it […]
March 22, 2017
Chef Daveed Placencia

Chef Daveed Placencia is Cooking Up Something Good

My guest today fondly remembers his hometown of Mazatlan, a Pacific coastal town, for its amazing seafood. Daveed Placencia now lives in the Riviera Maya, where […]
March 20, 2017

Go Beyond Your Usual Vacation – Local Activities That Make Your Vacation Special

So you need some sun, fun and down time that get you away from the daily grind. The Riviera Maya is perfect for that much needed […]
February 6, 2017

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Riviera Maya Vacation

  Who doesn’t love to say money? We all do and there are sure fire ways to get that vacation for less! After living here for […]
February 3, 2017

Los Dos Cooking School in Merida – Changing of the Guards/Chefs

In November we wrote about a good friend who we lost in this world, Chef David Sterling, the owner and teacher at Los Dos Cooking School. […]
November 7, 2016

Mexican Snacks Beyond Chips and Salsa

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 […]
June 3, 2016
Exotic Feasts in the Riviera Maya

Exotic Feasts in the Riviera Maya – What’s Your Desired Dish

Hmmm. Exotic. What is exotic for one person could be normal food fare for another. This is an interesting topic, and came up the other day […]
May 13, 2016
Riviera Maya Foodies Diary

A Page from a Riviera Maya Foodies Diary

So we decided the other day to take a little tour around Playa del Carmen and eat Mexican Food all morning and into the early afternoon. […]
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