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Podcast Episode 02: Traveling the State of Yucatan, Mexico

Podcast Episode 02: Traveling the State of Yucatan, Mexico

The Yucatan is more than Cancun and the Riviera Maya. In fact these Mexican tourist destinations are not even located in the state of  Yucatan itself (but on the Yucatan Peninsula). Actually, the state of Yucatan, one of the 31 states of Mexico holds much different treasures and it was definitely a place I wanted […]

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Where to Stay in Downtown Mérida, Yucatán? Casa Azul Hotel

Where to Stay in Downtown Mérida, Yucatán? Casa Azul Hotel

Yucatán’s capital city, Mérida,  leaves an impression on its visitors. The grand paseos, tasty local cuisine and a place enriched by its hacienda history continues to grow in popularity for visitors seeking to travel inside Mexico and explore beyond its beaches. And when searching for a place to stay in the heart of Mérida,  a city nicknamed […]

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The Virgin Beaches of the Yucatan at Hotel Xixim

The Virgin Beaches of the Yucatan at Hotel Xixim

After driving the ten-kilometer coastal road from Celestún, Yucatán further out of town (into the wild), I arrived to the eco-friendly Hotel Xixim. It took nearly 30 minutes to travel those last few kilometers from town, but the Hotel offering a “Unique Mayan Experience” offered me a chance to relive a childhood memory and experience a […]

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The Yucatan Hacienda Holiday – Staying at Hacienda Xcanatun

The Yucatan Hacienda Holiday – Staying at Hacienda Xcanatun

Ever since I started traveling to Mexico for work in 2006, I dreamed about staying in an authentic Hacienda.  I wanted to experience the history, the grandeur, and be pampered in its luxury.  I checked into Hacienda Xcanatun earlier this year and realized my dream and then some. What made it so special? Attention To […]

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The Yucatan’s Celestún Sunset from Xixim Hotel

The Yucatan’s Celestún Sunset from Xixim Hotel

The hotel manager of Xixim Hotel started walking down the beach towards me as the sun was setting over the Gulf of Mexico. He advised me to capture the Yucatan sunset from the rooftop of the building by the pool. Apparently it held the best view. Honestly, I was content watching it among the countless […]

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The Cancun Spring Break Sunrise Surprise

The Cancun Spring Break Sunrise Surprise

Cancun is not known for its sunsets. Make no mistake, I am not saying you can’t enjoy the golden hour on the beach or appreciate nature’s beautiful display in the sky when visiting Cancun, Mexico – you can. In fact, one of the more popular sunsets from my guest post series is from Cancun – […]

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A Walk through the Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza

A Walk through the Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza, identified as one of the new seven wonders of the world, will continue to receive attention as the Mayan Calendar closes in on a new Baktun. Translated by many scholars to a December 21, 2012 date, the day represents a new era of time or as some believe the end of time. Whichever […]

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El San Bernardino Convent in Valladolid, Yucatan

El San Bernardino Convent in Valladolid, Yucatan

After my first visit to Chichen Itza, my tour made a second stop in Valladolid before returning back to the Riviera Maya. After  lunch we walked our way down Calzada de los Frailes street and arrived at the main square. We arrived at the San Bernardino Convent. Upon arrival, each of us in the tour […]

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