While Randi and I are happy to call Mexico our 'home,' it is known worldwide as a top travel and vacation destination. In fact Mexico is the #1 international travel destination for both US residents and Canadians, as well as the #6 most visited country worldwide (according to what I could find on Google). So … Continue reading Mexico Vacation–Destination Cabo!
It's pretty safe to say that when most people think of drinking and Mexico, Tequila is the first thing that comes to mind! After all the only place Tequila is produced is in the Mexican state of Jalisco and a few surrounding municipalities. And with Margarita's recently being named one of the world's most popular … Continue reading Mexico…More Than Just Tequila!
A common occurrence around these parts is a salute of our drinks as we celebrate living another day in paradise. I'm not sure if that says something about how often we drink or we're just happy people.....let's go with the latter for now. While we have our daily celebrations, we of course have the bigger … Continue reading Another Reason To Celebrate
We have all heard the saying "time flies" and if your past your 20's you probably have a good idea what that means! Today I am reflecting on the past two years as this marks the 2nd anniversary of my retirement from Chilis....WOW time does fly! I thought about writing a post talking about the … Continue reading Retirement….Now or Later?
The Riviera Maya, like most tourist destinations has its High and Low Seasons which greatly impacts the region in many ways. The high season brings in lots of people, both tourists and part time residents, and you can certainly feel the difference just about everywhere you go. On the opposite end, the 'low season' is … Continue reading The High Season is Almost Here
While the official hurricane season started way back in May, September and October tend to be the months we really see the activity start to increase. Up to this point things have been mostly quiet this season in our part of the world, with hardly a trace of 'tropical weather.' Hopefully it will stay that … Continue reading Hurricane Season….Ready or Not?
Living in a beautiful tropical location certainly has its benefits, one of them is the feeling that you're always on vacation. While that is certainly a nice perk, the reality is, it's not easy to always be on vacation. There are still the day to day things you need to take care of such as … Continue reading Taking a Vacation from Vacation
If you are at all familiar with the Riviera Maya area of Mexico, you know that it is known for its sugary white sand beaches and beautiful azul waters. It was one of the big draws and deciding factors for us as we were deciding on where we would call 'home' in retirement. Unfortunately for … Continue reading Beach BUMMER!
For those who are not too familiar with the different seasons in the Riviera Maya (we do have them), May through October is what is considered our "rainy season" and November through April is considered the "dry season." While we do still have the regular 4 seasons of Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, rainy … Continue reading Weather Forecast–Hot, Humid, Storms….Oh My!
If you thought this was going to be a post about us being "home sick", well sorry to disappoint. It's not that we don't miss things about our previous home and life....we do....but it is mostly our family and friends that we don't get to see as often that we truly miss. Since Randi and … Continue reading Missing the States