Updated Cancun Violence

While there have been an increasing number of media reports concerning violence in Cancun and the Riviera Maya, it is important to keep in mind the areas/neighborhoods in which these events occur.  Don’t be too alarmed at the most recent reporting of an armed robbery at a Cancun Starbucks, that event happened deep in an area of “downtown Cancun” which most vacationers never visit.  Here is a short list of advice tips geared towards this issue–these are my own rules of vacationing in Cancun which I practice while in this area: Continue reading

New Resorts Open On Time

Both the Riu Dunamar and Hotel Xcaret Mexico are open for business, just as promised.  From what I have heard, there are the usual soft opening issues–getting some elevators to work at the Riu, some communication issues at Hotel Xcaret (limited English speaking from some staff), a la carte restaurant limitations with a less than full house, but these are not out of the ordinary issues given a brand new resort opening.  A pleasant surprise is the water park opening at the Riu (I didn’t even know they had adult waterslides).

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Ideas to Accessorize While on Your Beach Vacation

While I never like to take along expensive jewelry while on vacation (with the exception of my wedding ring), that doesn’t mean that I don’t like to accessorize while I visit my favorite beach resorts.  I have found the perfect compromise–SumnerDSigns by my very good friend, Dede Sumner.  Not only have I taken earrings and ankle bracelets with me on vacations, but I also have a number of beach-related suncatchers at home which helps remind me of my favorite places on earth–give me sand, sea, and sun anytime (oh, and a swim-up bar as well).  Those who have longer hair will also appreciate hair clips with a beach theme.

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