Isla Mujeres Street Art

Everywhere you look on Isla Mujeres you will find wonderful street art. Here on the island there are beautiful pieces being commissioned for environmental awareness specifically for Oceans and whale shark protection, by the PangeaSeed Sea Walls Murals for Oceans Project. Artists have been painting ocean themed murals to help raise awareness for the ocean…

Street Tacos – Recipe

The trick to making a great street taco is making all of the components.  Tacos are great because they are fast, cheap and easy, and you can go through the fridge adding anything you want making them new and interesting.  This is how you do it; lets make a 6 layer taco from the ground up;…

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Just off the coast of Cancun, Mexico, the ‘Island of Women’ is a tranquil, tropical paradise with a serene, shallow swath of ankle deep, crystal clear water as far as you want to walk and as far as the eye can see on the western side. Strolling through the tiny town takes you through restaurants,…

Cancun, Mexico – How To Save

I have been visiting Cancun for 20 years and stayed almost everywhere from south in Tulum and Playa de Carmen, all the way up to the Hotel Zone, and out to Isla Mujeres.  I have even explored the downtown area enough to show you all of the tricks to hacking Cancun,  Here are a few…

Avocado Salsa – Recipe

Creamy, spicy, tangy and goes great with just about anything south of the border, (Canadian).  This avocado salsa is quick, easy and refreshing. This is a go to in the Yucatan and should be as common at your home as it is in theirs! You see this stuff in tiny plastic bags and tiny, takeout…

Sedona Grill – Cancun Hotel Zone – Best Restaurant for Brunch

If you stay in the Cancun Hotel zone, and are not staying at an all inclusive resort you need to eat the brunch at Sedona Grill, located in the J.W. Marriott.  Sedona Grill is the best option on the beach, and the buffet is nothing short of spectacular.  It is well worth the $28 price-tag…

Loncheria Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Located 2 blocks off of Playa Norte, in front of the mercado you will find a plaza of lunch shops containing 4 cafes that are all excellent.  These family run restaurants serve fresh, authentic dishes at really affordable prices.  Lots of locals and tourists alike enjoy the stands food from 10 until about 2:30 to…

Federale Police Shakedown – Cancun Mexico – Travel Warning

When traveling in the Yucatan it is not uncommon for the local police to pull over marked rental cars and shake them down for money.  Often the grift starts at the speedbumps throughout cities and the borders between towns.  On my last trip this was exactly what happened to me. Supposedly I went over a…

Mercado 28 – Cancun, Mexico

White Linens, cheerfully painted skulls, cigars, tequilas, vibrantly painted ceramics, and trinkets of all sorts abound.  Under the pavilions’ steaming hot maze of shops playfully, aggressive hawkers try to offer high prices and attract your attention any way possible.  “Cheaper than Walmart” is continually being heard. Named from its neighborhood district number, Mercado 28 is…

La Parrilla, Restaurant – Spotlight Cancun, Mexico

La Parrilla has been dishing out the best local cuisine in Cancun since 1975 and has aged like fine wine, now with 3 restaurants in town!  I have been coming to the downtown location for years and it’s amazing every time.  La Parrilla is a Cancun Facet that has great local atmosphere and authentic, homemade…