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Cabo, An All-Time Favorite Beach Destination

Cabo, An All-Time Favorite Beach Destination

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:00:00 am

One of my all-time favorite beach destinations is one most people in the Midwest have never visited.

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Is Mexico Safe?

Is Mexico Safe?

Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 1:00:00 pm

I’ve been watching the online firestorm brewing over supposed abuse and criminal behavior in Mexico and felt I needed to present another aspect of the story.


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Cenote Swimming and More in Mexico

Cenote Swimming and More

Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 3:00:00 pm

Are you a little claustrophobic?  Me too.  Yet I have no problem what so ever dropping down into a hole in the ground filled with cold, crystal clear water and swimming like a fish.  Love that cenote experience!

If you don’t have a Mexico “to do” list you need one, and swimming in some of the marvelous cenotes in the Cancun area needs to be at the top of that list.

The Yucatan Peninsula is home to literally thousands of them.  They are limestone sinkholes filled with water.  To the Maya they were sacred sources of desperately needed fresh water, revered and thought of as entrances to the underworld.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 3:00:00 pm

In 1961 Jacque Cousteau visited a subtropical island 12 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. He dubbed it one of the 5 best dive spots on earth.  Since that time, with the allure of the azure Caribbean waters and the warmth of the Mexican sun, it has become the destination of choice for snorkeling and diving. The “Land of Swallows” in ancient Mayan, the island of Cozumel.

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Cancun

Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 3:00:00 pm

Allow me to re-introduce you to a destination that’s been attracting millions of American tourists for over forty years.  Cancun, Mexico.

What’s the big deal about Cancun, you ask?  There are several big deals about Cancun, as I was reminded during my wonderful trip there two weeks ago.

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My Little Island Paradise Cozumel

My Little Island Paradise, Cozumel

Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 3:00:00 pm

Oh how I love my little island paradise, Cozumel.

I literally can’t remember my first trip to Cozumel, and frankly I can’t remember all of the trips in between that one and my trip there two weeks ago.  I’ve been there so many times I’ve lost count.  What does that tell you?

Jacques Cousteau loved Cozumel, and named it one of the top 5 dive sights in the world.  I have to say I agree-the water clarity and marine life there are among the best in the world.

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