Blogs from Quintana Roo, Mexico, North America


North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun March 10th 2023

Preamble At the start of the year, I was super pumped for my upcoming trip to Peru in April. I had everything planned out and was ready for an awesome adventure. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse when civil unrest broke out in the country, and I had to cancel my plans for the fourth time. It was definitely a bummer, but I wasn't about to let it ruin my travel plans altogether. That's when I turned my attention to another classic Spring Break destination - Cancun, Mexico! As someone who's been around the block a few times, having explored Tulum, Cozumel, and Costa Maya on previous cruises, I knew that the crystal-clear blue waters and tropical sunshine would be hard to resist. Even though Cancun was completely new to me, I was excited ... read more
Beach Bliss

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Playa del Carmen September 12th 2022

Tina Writes Once again I am writing this blog because Rob is once again threading the eye of the needle with perfection. We are home now. 24 hours after getting home and Rob has developed yet more food poisoning. It has to be delayed from Mexico cause the chances it was from our local Thai restaurant is too much of a coincidence, plus we had the same thing from the Thai place and so far, I am fine. So he must have gotten it from something he ate at the Platinum Yucantan Princess 5 star hotel. So yes. It was time to drive to our 5 star, adults only resort in Playa del Carmen. I had been looking forward to this for literally years. For the past 4 or so years I have considered Mexico as ... read more
Platinum Yucatan Princess (34)
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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Tulum July 21st 2022

Hola mis amigos! I hope this blog finds you well in this “post-covid” era of life. For those of you who I don’t connect with regularly, a lot has changed since I last wrote an entry. And even my most recent two entries were about travel experiences long passed. Brief recap: 2020 and 2021 brought me much peace and solitude, finding ways to explore on a much closer-to-home scale. With travel restrictions, and vaccination quandaries, and a general kerfuffle about whether or not it was kosher to roam again yet, I spent two years confined within the US, mostly New England, biding my time and playing by the CDC rules. This temporary stillness offered me a chance to travel inward: work on emotional growth and personal development, strengthen relationships with loved ones, establish healthy boundaries with ... read more
New England Reunion
Venn Dive-agram
Dive Paradise

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun July 16th 2022

Another good morning of sleeping in seemed like a good way to end our last day. We spent some time on the beach, plus trying out two different sets of hammocks at the resort for one last time to swing on like a baby swing (no wonder how it gets babies to sleep so easily.) We got some tacos and guacamole at the beachside grill one last day for lunch and then headed up to exit to catch our ride to the airport. We wanted to try to go into downtown Cancun to find some gifts but decided against it, as it worked out fine to get a few things from the airport for the kids, plus already some things from our day in Tulum at the marketplace. The flight was an easy, direct flight into ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo July 14th 2022

This morning felt good to be able to sleep in with no room service loud buzzer waking us up. We rolled out of the room around 10:00 to the breakfast place above one of the pools with an amazing view of the beach. Taking it slow on the morning, our next stop was at the Spa for a hydrotherapy treatment that was a pool full of massaging jets for different muscles in your body from head to toe. There was also a hot jacuzzi of jets that we sat in before going back to the room to get cool and have some time on our patio with swim-up pool. The resort has 2 main pools, a long pool and a very large round pool, so we tried going to the round pool this day for the ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Tulum July 13th 2022

The Adventure Mayas minivan was coming by to pick us up at 8:15 to go on our excursions, so room service was scheduled an hour earlier. Room service came even earlier than our alarms and woke us up with another loud buzzer at our doorbell. A family of 8 from Kansas from our hotel as well as another couple from another hotel were going too, so we packed 12 of us into the van and drove towards Tulum. We passed Playa de Carmen and stopped briefly at the Adventure Mayas van station for a bathroom stop that had funny men/women signs and then continued onto Tulum. The drive was around 1 hour, 45 minutes total as we arrived in Tulum at the Mayan ruins site where there were some acrobats swinging from a tower and a ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun July 12th 2022

It was a late night so the 7:00 room service loud buzzer this morning was not enjoyable. We have a standing order of coffee, greek yogurt, bananas, and juice so they will come at 7:00 every morning, which we now realize is probably a good time to stop that. Thankfully Tory was able to fall back asleep and Steve went out to the patio to read his book. It was windy the whole day and some overcast in the morning, but the humidity made it feel warm. After some chatting on the patio of the room, we went out to the main pool and did a spin class. It was not your ordinary spin class, as the bikes were submerged underwater yet still was a good way to get a workout in while on vacation. It ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun July 11th 2022

We woke up at the usual kids alarm clock time, bright and early, as we have not quite adjusted to not having them around. We ordered room service for breakfast and relaxed by reading our books and enjoying the view. Our suite opened up to a patio with lounge chairs and a walk-in swim-up infinity pool that looked out to the ocean. The pool is a little cooler than the bigger pools so is a perfect place to cool off from the humid, hot sun. We put on some shoes and explored the resort to see what else there was and then came back for a swim in our private pool. Tory spotted a huge Iguana on the path in front of our room (see pics) and we heard that we might be able to spot ... read more
White sand beach
Iguana on the path
Tractor on the beach for Nathan

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Playa del Carmen October 3rd 2021

"The bad news is times flies, the good news is you're the pilot". ~ I think I gave you all enough time in between blogs not to bore you too much. :) Since my blog of Sept. 12th, I can say this work & pleasure trip to the fab Riviera Maya, Mexico, has had a little bit of everything mixed in. Kind of like a tasty jambalaya; a one-pot comfort food that satisfies the soul. That is what this trip felt like for us. Being away from our second home for so long due to Covid made it all the sweeter to return. It felt like a dream after the past year & a half when our world had become so small. No family visits, no hugs, no holidays with loved ones... So to be able ... read more
Dancing Queens (Giselle on the right, Sarai on the left)
Dancing to that same song all night!
Sarai & Giselle

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Playa del Carmen September 12th 2021

"Life Is a Beach; Don't Make Spelling Errors". ~ Hello friends; geez after almost 2 years of not posting a blog, I'm now up to two. I've gone crazy altogether. Time is passing by in a nice quiet way here with me working on the business with new ideas, & I've been touring the condos to see what updates have been done. Lots of changes in 18 months. I met up with our managers to get an understanding of what challenges they're facing these days & how we can improve some things. We LOVE the staff here. They greeted us so warmly & welcomed us back. We haven't done any touring around yet due to work & weather. I work from a secure software so I can't be riding the waves somewhere without my laptop. So ... read more
Me & My Guy
Aww these colors of the sea...
Sargassum Removal

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