Swim with the Turtles in Akumal

This beach deserves a post all on its own. Not only is it gorgeous but you can swim with the Green Sea Turtles & Stingrays for free! If coming from Playa its a 30 min drive on the 307 towards Tulum. You’ll see plenty of signs on the way. But its on the other side […]

Six Stunning Cenotes in the Yucatan Peninsula

I wont say that these are the best in the Yucatan Peninsula as I haven’t seen the rest to make a proper comparison.. but they’re pretty damn close to perfection. Wondering what a Cenote is?? Dictionary definition: Its a deep natural well or sinkhole, formed by the collapse of surface limestone that exposes ground water […]

Silver! Glorious Silver in Taxco!

If you’re a silver lover like me then prepare yourself.. & your bank account. You wont be able to leave without buying at least one lovely item from the approximately 300 shops all overflowing with SILVER coming in all shapes, sizes & designs. We originally intended to visit for just one day but ended up […]

Monarch Butterflies in El Rosario Michoacán

Years ago when we first bought land in the state of Michoacán (online- we’d never actually been there) I researched extensively all there was to do in the area. I had seen a couple posts about the Monarch Butterflies migrating from Canada & was hooked. Finally in the area we had a chance to see […]

Wanna Swim with the Dolphins? Hell Yeah!

We’ve been wanting to swim with the dolphins for years, but being from Australia its not really a viable option unless you have $700 bucks to throw around (not including photos). So we looked into it in Puerto Vallarta- Mexico & found out its an amazing affordable experience for the whole family, including our 2yr […]

9 tips when traveling with kidlets in confined spaces

1. Something that works time & time again is pressie wrapping. Basically you buy 5-10 small gifts & wrap them… sometimes in a lot of wrap which makes it doubly exciting & takes longer. The gift need not be big, just something new for them to play with when they get bored. Getting antsy? Pull […]

Alone in Mexico with two kids. Are you crazy?!

These are the questions I’ve heard so far when mentioning our proposed plan for 2014 which is for me & the kids living in Mexico solo for five months. So its Q&A time! Q: Why are you staying alone? A: First of all, we dont feel that being married all of the sudden means you […]

When Life Gives You Lemons – Go Whale Watching!

At a recent routine dental check up my dentist noticed something abnormal in the x-ray with my sinus cavities. That then led me to the GP which then led to a CT scan. Prognosis: Chronic Sinusitis with a polyp in my left nasal cavity. After calling around to all the specialists in town I discovered […]

Airlie Beach, Cedar Creek Falls & Island Hopping!

We headed North from Tannum Sands at four in the morning to Airlie Beach which is in the Whitsunday Region that we’ve heard so much about. I’ve slowly been gathering second hand camping gear for some time & now we were ready to put it to use! We arrived at noon so all up including […]

Dreaming of Doing the Loop

Thoughts about the future come up regularly in conversation between DH & I & something that we’ve wanted to do for some time now is travel around Australia. Ever since I was a kid and watched Bush Tucker Man featuring Major Les Hiddins  I’ve been hoping to explore this amazing country. The points we are […]

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