Five favorite drinks from my travels

Moose Drool

I’ve logged thousands of miles over the last year and along the way I’ve found several drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, that I enjoyed. Some drinks need to be enjoyed in the context of a place or experience or they lose their charm. For example, most of the time Summer Shandy wouldn’t be my first […]






Feeding my adrenaline addiction in Riviera Maya

Rappelling into cenote Yaxmuul

In case you missed it, I’m an adrenaline junkie. Well, I guess it’s hard to miss if you’re a regular reader of this blog. So when an invitation to experience Riviera Maya’s adventurous side I could hardly contain myself. First, I took a few deep breaths before replying via email so it wouldn’t be too […]






Returning to Riviera Maya

Cenote Ikkil

This May, I visited Riviera Maya to attend the Word Travel and Tourism Council Summit of the Americas. While I was thrilled to be part of the event, I was restless to get out and explore the more adventurous side of the region. This part of Mexico offers numerous adventure activities from snorkeling to rappelling […]






Cravings: Puebla’s luscious cremita

Garnished with raisins and cinnamon, cremita is a luxurious way to finish a meal.

Sweet, velvety cremita quickly became my favorite dessert while visiting Puebla, Mexico. It’s a simple custard-like dish thickened with cornstarch. Once home, I longed for a portion of the delicacy and literally squealed when I discovered the recipe in our packet from a cooking class we attended at Mesones Sacristía de la Compañia. However, I […]






Photo essay: The boutique hotels of Puebla

A suite at El Sueño. Loved the natural light and warm color.

Few modern hotels have distinguishing features. However, in Puebla, all of the hotels we visited were in interesting historic buildings. The architecture alone was enchanting, and the rooms were tranquil refuges from modern glitz. Historic and avant-garde features combined to create fascinating contrasts, each making the other more interesting. Additionally, each property included a restaurant serving […]