A UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula, Uxmal archaeological zone was once an ancient and thriving Mayan civilization. The name means “built three times”, meaning the site was the ancient home of a civilization capable of building massive-scale architecture that was frequently under construction. Continue reading
The best tortilla soup I’ve ever had came from a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Ixtapa, Mexico called Mama Norma’s. I’ve been here plenty of times as a child and this soup holds a special place in my memory. Common restaurant tortilla soup is always a huge letdown. Since unfortunately, I can’t visit Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo every day, I made up this soup at home and I swear-it tastes exactly like the original. I use toasted Ancho chili peppers to give this hearty soup its deep, smoky flavor without being too spicy. Continue reading
Visitors to Cancun, Mexico won’t want to miss this unique theme park. Boasting the longest, highest and fastest zip lines, underground caves 65 million years in the making and subterranean vehicles straight out of Indiana Jones, Xplor is a must-visit for lovers of adventure.
Xplor-ing Cancun, Mexico
There are three activities to do at Xplor and each of them are around 45 minutes long. This doesn’t seem like a lot, but it’s an all day adventure from 9-5 and you’ll be tired and satisfied at the end. I even slept the whole way home! Continue reading
A piñata is a hit party decoration that’s covered in colorful crepe paper. The classic piñata is the shape of a donkey, but they also come in tons of cartoon and other awesome colorful shapes. They’re a staple at birthday celebrations and are filled with small toys and candy. Piñatas are thought to have come from Mexico, but they actually have a lot of international roots, stemming from the Far East.
History of the Piñata
The earliest known piñata dates back to the 13th century when Marco Polo found one in the Orient. The traditional Mandarin way of ringing in the New Year involved a small animal tribute made out of craft material. Continue reading
The holidays are over and the weather is getting colder. It’s the perfect time to kick your relaxation up a notch and take a trip to a warmer climate. I am lucky enough to have visited Cancun, Mexico recently and I wanted to share with you some organizational skills to help you pack for your next beach vacation.
Packing for a Beach Vacation
Check the Weather
Check the weather in your destination to make sure you’re bringing temperature appropriate clothing. Try not to bring any more outfits than you have to so plan your wardrobe ahead of time. Continue reading
I’ll be headed off to Cancun, Mexico this weekend and wanted to share a cocktail in honor of the trip! The Mexican Michelada is a cocktail made using ice cold beer, limes and a dash of hot sauce!
Proceed with caution…