Category Archives: Travel

When Donald Trump Is The President, Should Canadians Travel To the United States?

I’ve seen a few debates on social media sites as well as some media articles about whether Canadians and other non-Americans should “boycott” the United States with our business and/or personal travel? Those who say we shouldn’t boycott, say that it will hurt ordinary Americans.  Or the non-Trump supporters need us more than ever.  Or […]

Walking Tours on YouTube

Shea recently told me a great tip – YouTube has numerous walking/running tours that you can put on your TV while using your treadmill. What a great way to make time on the treadmill more interesting!

Music Monday – “Now why don’t you look down/To where your feet is planted/That U.S. soil that makes you take shit for granted/If not for Santa Ana, just to let you know/That where your feet are planted would be México”

I heard this song on the TV when we were in Mexico in 2003 and even without understanding (most of) the lyrics, it struck me as something very political and meaningful which has only become more relevant in light of Trump’s desire to build a border wall with Mexico. At the time, I jotted enough of the lyrics […]

My Trip Advisor Review of @SandosCaracol #allinclusive Eco Resort (with bonus pictures)

It’s still pending approval on Trip Advisor but I thought I might as well post my review of Sandos Caracol Eco-Resort, the all-inclusive we just stayed at here as well (with bonus photos, external links, and a few other edits/additions)… [Edit: This might not end up being my Trip Advisor review after all.  I got […]

Off To Mexico!

Likely minimal posts for the next week…

10 Final Thoughts As We Leave For Our All-Inclusive Trip to @sandoscaracol

I’ve written a lot about our upcoming trip, our past trips and I’m sure I’ll have more to say when we get back (Pace has started his own YouTube channel so him and I might try to make a kid-focused review of our resort since the only one I could find was a fairly short, […]

Music Monday – “South of the border, down Mexico way/That’s where I fell in love, when the stars above came out to play/And now as I wander, my thoughts ever stray/South of the border, down Mexico way” (And Our Wedding Slideshow!)

Shea likes to joke that I was the “best bride ever” when we were planning our destination wedding in the Mayan Riviera back in 2002. And it’s true – my natural “anal retentive” librarian personality shone through as I pretty much handled all the arrangements from flowers to writing the entire script for the ceremony […]

10 Unique All-Inclusive Ideas

As I mentioned in a recent post, as fun as they are, most all-inclusives basically feature the same type of amenities at their core – a handful of buffet and a la carte restaurants, pools and beaches, bars and night clubs, poolside games and nighttime shows. That made me think about what some resorts have […]

.@SandosCaracol – One Week From Today!

I can’t remember how we ended up deciding on the Sandos Caracol resort when we booked last fall but I have to say this is the first time in all our various resort holidays over the years that I’m regretting that we’re only going for a week instead of two. Beyond the things pretty much […]

10 Random Memories From My First All-Inclusive Vacation, Oceano Palace, Mazatlan, Mexico

I’m a fairly obsessive journal keeper (less so since I’ve become an obsessive blogger) 😉 so, as we get closer to another all-inclusive adventure, it was fun to go back and re-read my entries from when Shea and I went to our first all-inclusive – the Oceano Palace in Mazatlan in 2000. (I’m also an […]