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  • Cancun has as many luxury resorts as it does seashells. Or so it seems. But as a destination that offers so much to do, Cancun is also attracting families and multi-generational travelers. But finding hotels in Cancun for a family of 5 or more can be challenging. The Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World®, is one of the best Cancun hotels for families. The resort sits at the end…

  • I thought I was taking care of myself. My friends and my kids kept asking, “Are you okay? Are you taking care of yourself?”  I always replied, “Of course.” But, did I really know what “not okay” felt like? Apparently not, because late one night I would call my daughter and tell her I was having a heart attack and that I need to go to the ER. The difficulty breathing, the tightness in my…

  • Being an East Coast girl, I have spent my fair share of time in the resorts of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. There’s nothing quite like the crystal clear blue water of Cancun and Cozumel and the festive party lifestyle. But I was ready to explore a different part of Mexico, its western coastal area of Jalisco, namely a romantic resort in Puerto Vallarta. Here are some of my recommendations for the perfect Puerto Vallarta Mexico getaway!…

  • I like to say, “I may not be a Millennial, but I sure like to travel like one!” My husband and I spent a few days in Puerto Vallarta on an empty nest adventure. Unlike the touristy locales of Cancun and Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta felt real. Authentic. Unspoiled. PV is after all, Mexico’s oldest town not built as a resort destination. And it’s the perfect place to experience a little midlife adventure! I was invited…

  • Ever since I got home from Mexico, I can’t seem to stop thinking about Mexican food. And making Mexican food. And eating Mexican food. I was in Puerto Vallarta on a press trip with the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board for five days of pure bliss (more on that in another post). As part of our tourism program, we took a cooking class with Chef Julio Cesar, owner of Gaby’s Restaurant, who would teach us how…

  • I’ve learned that escaping the craziness of the holidays is the best Christmas gift I could myself, or anyone else for that matter. My kids are older teenagers now, so quite frankly, spending money on a family cruise just makes everyone happier. So each year, we take off for somewhere warm (my Florida body can no longer handle the snow of our favorite ski destinations) to escape the frenzy of family and friends. When my husband…