Driving to the Riviera Maya

Driving to the Riviera Maya – A Dose of Reality

I’d fallen asleep writing in my travel journal – yes, dudes, it’s totally cool to keep a travel journal – and looking at maps. I’d been doing some math and figured I could make it from my current location in Saltillo, Mexico to the Arco Norte, which takes a traveler some 80 miles north of and around Mexico City, and

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Sierra Madre Mountains

Driving To The Riviera Maya – Eagle Pass, Texas to Saltillo, Coahuila Mexico

The trip began with a series of setbacks, so many that my ordeal of making it across the border will require it’s own separate blog entry, which I will write about sometime in the near future, but not now. Just take my advice: Get your pesos before you leave the states. Notify your bank that you’re leaving the states and

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Driving to Mexico: Day One – Introduction

Driving to Mexico: Day One – Introduction It was 22 years, almost to the month, that, led by a wanderlust and a voracious appetite for reading,  I’d first set foot on a little-known white sand beach on the Caribbean Coast of Mexico known as Aventuras Akumal, and fell in love. Over the years, I’ve kept coming back, and seen Cancun grow into

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Driving to Mexico and a Brief Weather Note

Driving to Mexico and a Brief Weather Note   Hola from the Caribbean Coast of Mexico. It’s been a very busy week getting settled in and properly dialed back to “Mexico Time”, so I’ve not had a lot of time to write as much as I’d like. I’ve been writing a bit on the idea of driving to Mexico, and

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In Memory of Tom Cochran

In Honor Of Tom Cochran

The world lost a friend to cancer earlier this year. I’ve known him a long time, but only had the honor of meeting him in person late last year. I can tell you, I’ve never met a man so devoted to his family and to the environment as Tom. One can scarcely imagine what he was going through, but in

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56 Useful Spanish Travel Phrases Every Traveler Should Learn

56 Useful Spanish Travel Phrases Every Traveler Should Learn

There are plenty of online sources for learning Spanish, but many of them teach you word by word. This can be cumbersome in real-world conversation, as you must search your mental dictionary for words and assemble them into a sentence before you speak them. Sometimes it’s simply easier to have key terms and phrases memorized. When learning any language, the terms, “I

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western caribbean weather

Western Caribbean Forecast for May 5 – 8, 2017

Buenas Tardes, and happy Cinco de Mayo! Here is your Western Caribbean weather forecast for May 5 – 8,  2017. Overall, I would say it’s going to be beautiful beach weather. A cool front connected to a low pressure system over the eastern United States will be moving through the region, providing lower temperatures and humidity levels. Winds will be

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Traveling to Mexico With A Pet

Traveling To Mexico With A Pet

If you’re going to be traveling to Mexico with a pet, there are a few things you need to know and have in hand before you go. First of all, meet Zoe, my 13 year old West Highland Terrier, who I saved from a puppy mill in Oklahoma when she was about three months old.  It took her years to

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Learning to write in English

Teaching an English Class in Mexico

Our friend Alicia Laughrun was invited to teach an English class to kids at the school in Chemuyil this morning.  Not only did the students and teachers love her, she did such a wonderful job, they’ve invited her back to teach another class tomorrow morning. This young lady assembled a lesson plan and provided all of the materials for the class

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