July 17, 2017

Make Today Ceviche Day! Recipe Enclosed

Oh la la, fresh and glorious ceviche! I don’t think anyone needs an excuse to eat this delicious dish. Seafood could not be fresher and a […]
July 13, 2017
Tricycle in Playa del Carmen

Lets Celebrate the Iconic Tricycle!

feature photo by Michal Klebs As many of you know Playa del Carmen had a humble beginning as a small fishing village on the Mexican Caribbean […]
March 28, 2017

How Hacienda Xcanatun Influenced an Extraordinary Folk Art Museum in Valladolid

I love stories. And I particularly love personal, passionate stories. On a recent visit to Casa de los Venados in Valladolid I found out that there […]
December 26, 2016

The Day AFTER Christmas in the Riviera Maya

Christmas Day is a ton of fun in the Riviera Maya but we have to admit, we love the day AFTER Christmas the best. With so […]
October 10, 2016

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving – Add These Mexican Recipes to Your Turkey Dinner!

If you decided to celebrate the Canadian Thanksgiving in Mexico, good move. If your Riviera Maya holiday is later this year or in early 2017, why […]
September 16, 2016
September 16 Independence Day in Mexico

The Heart of Mexico is Experienced at Independence Day Celebrations

You can read a ton of books, visit local historical sites, eat at local restaurants, but the best way to truly understand the heart of Mexican […]
September 2, 2016
Mexican Traditions

Old Traditions Are Hard to Break

If you want to really understand a destination, start digging into tradition festivals. The more historical the tradition, the more you can really understand, learn and […]
April 29, 2016
Aguas Frescas Riviera Maya

Keeping Cool with Aguas Frescas

Convenience stores, coffee shops and juice bars are a Canadian’s and American’s go-to-place for something to drink. Here in the Riviera Maya the best and cheapest […]
April 8, 2016
National Empanada Day

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

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, […]
March 25, 2016
Easter in the Riviera Maya

Happy Easter from the Riviera Maya

If you are one of the lucky ones to celebrate Easter in the Riviera Maya, Feliz Semana Santa y Pascal. If you are celebrating elsewhere, at […]
January 6, 2016

El Dia de los Tres Reyes – Mexican Gift Giving Day

Did you know that the local Mexican tradition of gift giving is not on Christmas? Local families have adopted some western Christmas traditions, like Santa Claus, […]
December 31, 2015

Feliz Año – What Color Are Your Undies

There are many Mexican traditions for New Years Eve, and many have been shared here on the Local Scoop. One favorite tradition is to eat twelve […]
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