Time to take a wellness break


When I think of detoxing or healthy living, my mind goes to those awful green, goopy drinks made with bitter tasting veggies. Yes, they’re good for you, but are they FUN? Absolutely not.  Since I much prefer a more luxurious manner of healthy living, I’ve assembled a few places to get away that are not […]

10 reasons to stay: Grand Velas Riviera Maya

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With Riviera Maya a quick hour long flight from South Florida, it actually takes me MORE time to drive to the airport and park than it does to get to Cancun from Fort Lauderdale. I love hopping on a plane and heading down for my Champagne Living style vacations, and I THOUGHT I knew the […]

How to travel in Mexico like a local

How to Travel in Mexico Like a Local

Traveling to a foreign country can be an exciting and stressful experience whether you have gone every year of your life or if this is your first time. Mexico is one of the closest countries Americans can travel to and here is how to travel in Mexico like a local. When driving into Mexico, you […]

Hard Rock all-inclusive resort is Cancun bound


As if Cancun weren’t fun enough, Hard Rock International is planning on stepping up the volume with an all new, all inclusive resort on the beautiful beachfront of the Hotel Zone. It will be in the spot that the Cancun Palace now inhabits (which if you’ve ever been to Cancun is PRIME beachfront property), and […]

Dreaming of a warm winter getaway? Mexico!!


It’s barely fall and I’m already plotting my winter getaway. While my plans include Chicago and New York in upcoming months, my body will crave warmth and I’m thinking that I’ll be more apt to want to go to Mexico than the windy city. Maybe a quick treat for myself? If you’re already looking for […]

Great way to stay in the Caribbean – Iberostar contest


The luxury all-inclusive resort chain Iberostar is having a Facebook contest that you DON’T want to miss. Between now and October 3rd you can enter to win a FREE stay at one of two of their resorts.  Iberostar Cozumel on the Riviera Maya in Mexico Iberostar Costa Dorada in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic It’s so easy to […]

International Whale Shark Day – Cancun


One of my FAVORITE island paradise spots is Cancun. I’ve only been ONCE before and as you know, it stole my heart.  There are still so many spots yet to be discovered and I did NOT have the opportunity to see any of the amazing whale sharks that gather in Quintana Roo for the abundant […]

How will YOU celebrate Earth Day? Grand Velas

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I’ve come a LONG way from the days of Birkenstocks and love beads. While my dress may have changed along with my lifestyle, at the core my idealism still remains. April 22nd is Earth Day and I’ve  just learned of a LOVELY way to vacation and celebrate green living at it’s most luxurious, by enjoying […]

The waterlife of Xcaret

Once again, I want to share with you pieces of the BEAUTIFUL Eco-Park Xcaret that I visited while as a guest of the Cancun Caribe Park Royal Grand.  I hope that you enjoy these as much as I did. This post is a result of a trip that was sponsored by Royal Holiday. I was […]

Cancun Orchids – Xcaret

Thought I’d leave you this weekend with some photos of orchids that I saw at Xcaret in Cancun. Thank you to Royal Holiday for arranging a day trip to this park so full of rich Mayan heritage and natural beauty. Tucked away inside of Xcaret is a greenhouse full of Orchids. This is an Eco-Park […]