Sisal Merida rental

Getting Off the Beaten Path: Sisal in the Yucatan

We love off-the-beaten path destinations, although sometimes it can be hard to get to these gems on shorter trips. For our Christmas 2021 we knew we wanted to find a great less-busy, less-expensive beach place in Mexico for our extended family to unwind after the turmultous months (and years) we have been living through the COVID pandemic. We researched a …

Merida Mexico

Our Complete Guide to Merida with Kids

Updated January 2022 with information about traveling during the COVID pandemic.  Merida is the largest city in the Yucatan and it offers so much both in the city and the surrounding area. It is the best place to learn about and appreciate Maya culture in Mexico, sample Yucatecan foods and soak up the historic centro.  With a population of 1 …

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Visiting Palenque: Land of Ruins, Waterfalls and Jungle

Looking to visit a lesser-visited area of Mexico?  Do you loathe Mayan ruins overflowing with tourists?  Do you like chasing waterfalls and spotting colourful and exotic birds in the jungle?  Then you will love visiting Palenque in Chiapas state. After our Yucatan road trip, we were looking to get off the beaten path and we were able to do that …

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Bacalar Mexico

A Magical Place Called Bacalar

One of my most popular Instagram photos from our time in Mexico was of Laguna Bacalar.  Anyone who sees a photo of Laguna Bacalar becomes taken with its gorgeous turquoise waters.  I was too and that was why I made sure to include it on our 5 week Mexico trip in February. Most people imagine it is a beautiful island …

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Xel-ha

Water, Water and More Water: Tips for Visiting Xel-Ha with Kids

Xcaret offers lots of theme park choice in the Mayan Riviera and we picked Xplor and Xel-Ha to visit.  Our family loves adventure activities and Xplor didn’t disappoint with epic ziplines, amphibious vehicles through caves and swimming through the underground river network.  Read our full review on visiting Xplor with kids. Whether you are visiting Mexico for a week or …

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