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Guanajuato, Mexico Street Food Tour

When we were recently invited by our friend and fellow travel writer, Tim Leffel, to visit the city of Guanajuato, Mexico, of course we happily agreed. Even better though, the plan was to spend a day with Tim and some other blogger friends sampling street food with Mexico Street Food Tours. You don’t have to read many …

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Day Trips in Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Xcaret

You can’t visit Mexico’s Riviera Maya without hearing about Xcaret is, frankly, enormous. There’s a huge variety of things to do and see, so it’s best to plan your route through the park so you’ll have time to see everything. Maps are available at the entrance, so start by picking the things you don’t want …

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Playa del Carmen Cooking Class – CO.COs

CoCos Playa del Carmen Cooking Class turned out to be one of the best things to do in Playa del Carmen, particularly for foodies traveling to Mexico’s Riviera Maya! We love to take cooking classes whenever we travel to a new place. It’s a great way to get to know a destination as food, history …

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Playa Del Carmen Seafood – La Bamba Jarocha

We walked by La Bamba Jarocha several times. It’s that restaurant in Playa Del Carmen, always packed, with the 70’s bamboo curtains surrounding the exterior. It’s one of those places that we promised ourselves that we’d try at some point. After getting the best recommendation ever from someone standing behind us in line at an …

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The Best Al Pastor Tacos in Playa Del Carmen – El Fogón

El Fogón is one of those restaurants that looks pretty unassuming. It has simple tables, an open grill area and it advertises itself as a taqueria (taco shop). And to add to the things that could keep you from steering in – this open grill restaurant is located in hot sunny Playa Del Carmen Mexico. …

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A Different View of Playa’s Fifth Ave

Anyone who’s familiar with Playa Del Carmen, Mexico knows about Fifth Ave (or Avenida Quinta). A couple of blocks off the beach, the long pedestrian street is crammed with restaurants, bars, shops selling cheap tourist trinkets, and tour operators trying to get the attention of the throngs of tipsy and sunburned out-of-towners. It’s a fun, …

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Experience Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone

Visiting the Colonial Zone is a must-do day trip in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. But the day is all the better with a guide. Looking at the gorgeous colorful buildings and plazas is one thing, but understanding the place and its rich and embattled history brings it to life. We were able to visit the city with a …

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Romance in a Caribbean Pirate Cave – El Mesón De La Cava

El Mesón de la Cava. It doesn’t sound like your typical Caribbean dining choice. But, let’s break this down. It’s in a cave – sure. Interesting food selections (not to include jerk chicken – it’s not that kind of place). Why not? Put them together and you have a romantic atmosphere in the center of …

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