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Where to Stay – Hacienda Tres Rios, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Where to Stay – Hacienda Tres Rios, Riviera Maya, Mexico

The world’s top resorts and resort brands line the beaches of the Riviera Maya. I know I toured many. And I plan to stay at a few on my next trips to the region especially as Stay Luxurious takes off next year. But even so,  I am sure I will always recommend Hacienda Tres Rios […]

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The Mayan Magic of Mexico and Me

The Mayan Magic of Mexico and Me

Recently I was asked the very difficult question, “What was your most memorable trip?” Too difficult to select just one, my answer is often, “well, it depends,” and then I rattle of a few destinations. But even with a long list of adventures worthy of a video, I needed to give Wanderfly one destination and one […]

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Vaya con Valladolid Cenote Zaci

Vaya con Valladolid Cenote Zaci

After Chichen Itza and a visit to the Sacred Well, the next stop on the Xichen tour was lunch in the colonial city of Valladolid. After some classic Mexican cuisine we set out to walk off the food and find the convent of El San Bernardino. The history on the colorful streets, churches and convent […]

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Three "Alltournative" Cenote Swims in the Riviera Maya

Three "Alltournative" Cenote Swims in the Riviera Maya

I started my morning en route to San Felipe Ranch, a Mayan community, where Alltournative operates its adventure tours. My host Riviera Maya van sped down the main highway until a small sign and our guide both signaled us to turn off. Then the real journey began. We drove slowly across the uneven dirt road […]

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The Sacred Pool of Chichen Itza at Autumn Equinox

The Sacred Pool of Chichen Itza at Autumn Equinox

Chichen Itza recently named one of the new seven wonders of the world attracts people from across the globe. Visitors come by the bus loads to walk the grounds, view the sites, and ponder the past where both Maya and Toltec civilizations once flourished. However, on both the Spring (March 20/21) and Autumn (September 21/22) […]

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The Breathtaking Beauty of Cenote Multun-ha

The Breathtaking Beauty of Cenote Multun-ha

My guide walked toward the cenote, but I couldn’t see any cavern entrance or surface water. Confused my paced slowed even with the sudden rainfall and darker skies. She started to descend. Stairs? A spiral staircase descended below the surface and I followed her into the earth. After 20-30 steps and still no sight of […]

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The Cenote Swim at Hacienda Tres Rios

The Cenote Swim at Hacienda Tres Rios

I took off my life-preserver device and decided to dive. A deep breath and I left the surface to swim towards the bottom. Not very deep, only a few meters down, I touched, turned and planned to return to the surface. I looked up. Magical. Sunbeams penetrated the clear crisp water and shined on my […]

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