Travel Style: Yucatan, Mexico

We had the lovely pleasure of spending a week in my aunts beach house on the Yucatan this past New Years. With little strict plans, but lots of options, this vacation unfolded with spontaneity. As beautiful as that idea is, it made a bit hard to plan out my outfits like I normally do, so [...]


Our Yucatan Itinerary

We got back last week from our family trip to the Yucatan, this post is an overview of our itinerary with more specific posts to come. If you are interested in the whole breakdown of our budget CLICK HERE. It's quite fascinating I think. Thursday We had a 10:45 flight out of Miami and landed [...]

Merida: The city of mansions, markets & colonial architecture

Merida was founded in 1542 but went through a big building phase in the early 19th century as it started to get rich from the henequΓ©nΒ (rope made from agave) industry and trading with the rest of the Americas.   Serenata at Santa Lucia Park Every Thursday, since 1965, Santa Lucia square has hosted a show [...]

Visiting Mayan Temples: Uxmal vs. Chichen Itza

Although not the only Mayan temple complexes on the Yucatan Peninsula, these two are certainly the most famous. Oh and they are both UNESCO SITES! (Uxmal & Chichen Itza) πŸ™‚ We were lucky enough on our last trip to visit both complexes, which I recommend if you have the time; if not, here is a [...]

Catholic Culture: Pre-Lenten Celebrations

It's Fat Tuesday! The big, last hurrah before the long season of Lent. Many Catholic cultures around the world have interesting (and rowdy) ways to celebrate. Here are ten pre-lenten celebrations worth traveling to: Mardi Gras, New Orleans No Fat Tuesday post would be complete without America's most famous party: Mardi Gras. The pre-lenten season [...]