Playacar Palace review

Playacar Palace

Rick and I have family and friends that love getting married in Mexico! We were just there in February for a family wedding and as soon as the invitations arrived, we knew we were going.  The all-inclusive resort my family member picked was the Playacar Palace in the Riviera Maya. The hilarious thing was as


Review of Royal Caribbean’s 4 Night Western Caribbean Cruise

Cozumel, Mexico

Rick and I recently took a nice little trip down to Mexico aboard the Independence of the Seas on Royal Caribbean’s 4 Night Western Caribbean Cruise.  It was a perfect weekend getaway that nicely coincided with Valentine’s Day and the perfect time to get out of Denver’s snowy weather and into the bright sunshine of

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Halloween traditions around the world


Happy Halloween, witches! Did you know that we Americans spend about two and a half billion dollars on candy for this spooky holiday and another three billion on costumes? At least according to the National Retail Federation we do.  From visiting our neighbors yelling “trick or treat” to get some candy (I see you, people

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5 fun facts about Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos is an important holiday in Mexico and is not to be confused as the Mexican version of Halloween. While we treat Halloween, or All Hallow’s Eve as “a night of frolic! Where children wear costumes and run amok!” At least according to Hocus Pocus that is.  In America, we treat Halloween

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Best day trips from Mexico City

Taxco, Mexico

After spending a day or two exploring Mexico City, it’s time to discover fantastic nearby destinations on a great day trip!  There are several easy day trips from Mexico City that’ll take you back in time and to historic locations in different states of Mexico. From climbing the Pyramid of the Sun to climbing a

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24 hours in Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico

Rick and I are planning a trip to Cozumel in February and while I’m excited for it, I kind of wish we had the opportunity to spend more time in Mexico and make a return visit to Mexico City! I feel a lot of travelers avoid Mexico City and I just want to tell them how

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Top 10 Mexico experiences

Riviera Maya

Mexico is an amazing – and affordable – travel destination and one that should be on everyone’s list. With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, which is most definitely not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day which falls in September, I thought it’d be fun to highlight some of our favorite travel experiences


Barcelo Maya Beach Resort Review

A few years ago, Rick and I went to Mexico for a friend’s destination wedding. They wanted something fun for everyone to enjoy and chose an all-inclusive Barcelo resort in the Riviera Maya. It was perfect for them and the guests as we all got to enjoy a great vacation together, relax and have some

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5 cities to visit in Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

In honor of Cinco de Mayo (which is not Mexican Independence Day, that’s in September!), we decided to highlight five cities you need to visit in Mexico. It was hard limiting ourselves to five as there are tons of amazing cities waiting to be explored in Mexico, but when I choose a theme, I stick