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 27, 2017

Extraordinary Church in Uayma Just Outside of Valladolid

There is a little village outside the colonial city of Valladolid worth a quick visit. On a recent lunch date in Valldolid we did just this […]
February 14, 2017

History of The Tres Leches Cake With Recipe

  The origin of Tres Leches, the three milk cake now associated with Mexico, is highly disputed. Its history is not. It is pretty easy to […]
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 […]
August 10, 2016
5 things To Know About Pulque Cocktails

5 things To Know About Pulque Cocktails – #drinkup #happyhour

Move over Mezcal and Tequila, Pulque is making a comeback! Pulque is a Mexican fermented alcoholic drink made from the sap of the maguey plant. Like […]
June 8, 2016
History Lesson - The Story of Xcaret Eco Park

History Lesson – The Story of Xcaret Eco Park

Xcaret is one of the Riviera Maya’s prized ecoparks that educates over one million visitors per year about Mayan history, local marine and wild life, indigenous […]
March 30, 2016
Riviera Maya Haciendas

Legendary Lodgings in the Yucatan Peninsula – Haciendas

Moving through the Yucatan Peninsula seeing, feeling and tasting the history of the area is a precious vacation. Traveling into the depths of history, embracing the […]
February 12, 2016
History of the tortilla and taco

Taco Time – Mexican Tacos 101

Mexican tacos are some of the best snacks around. Unlike the US TexMex taco created by Glenn Bell in California in the 40s, what we know […]
January 22, 2016
History of Mexican Wine

Something to Wine About – History of Mexican Wine

As Mexico becomes a more popular destination people are digging deeper and deeper into its culinary and beverage (okay alcohol) history. Mexican wine is not well […]
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 […]
May 20, 2015

Should I Visit Yucatan Colonial Cities or Beaches in the Riviera Maya

We think this one of the top questions we receive in our email. “Should we visit Riviera Maya beaches or the Colonial cities in the Yucatan.” […]
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