Tuesday, August 1, 2017


My husband and I recently had the opportunity to dine at one of the local restaurants on 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  After chatting with our hostess, reviewing the menu and placing our orders, we started doing one of our favorite things; people watching.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Day Trip - Mia Reef Resort

We treated ourselves to an amazing day pass at the Mia Reef Isla Mujeres.  The day was adventurous and indulgent, but well worth it.  The beach is breathtakingly beautiful, with an abundance of loungers to lure you into a relaxed state and a nap.  In addition to the wonderful loungers, they also have umbrellas that can be placed and positioned wherever your heart desires.  Just let the attendant know, and your wish is their command.  And if you’re not ready to chill on a lounger, there are plenty of other comfortable seating areas around the resort; all to accommodate you!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

BUYER BEWARE - Pharmacy Pricing in Tourist Areas

Although I am composing this blog post from Mexico, the contents may be applicable to any tourist area.  

Monday, May 1, 2017

Isla Mujeres (The Island of Women) – a day trip

Isla Mujeres is a quaint little beach town that has the vibe of a bustling vacation resort, yet still feels like a small community. Its relaxed environment, beautiful beaches, and boardwalk along the Caribbean Sea, makes this a must-see place on your things to do list.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Omni Hotels and Resorts, Puerto Aventuras, Mexico – Day Pass Pricing Information

As a member of several forums, my reading often comes upon the inevitable question of the cost of a day pass at the Omni Resort and Hotel, here in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico.  Instead of writing out my response on each forum, I decided to just post the information here, and link to it, when the question arises again.  

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Dental Services in Playa del Carmen, Mexico - Playa Dentist

Nothing beats a personal referral.  It was time for another dental checkup and cleaning, but this time we wanted to try someone new. Let’s be honest, we are all consumers of products and services, so there is absolutely nothing wrong with shopping around for these services, just like we shop for other items of importance.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Shopping in Mexico using Amazon Global

Shopping in Mexico can be a real challenge and frustrating sometimes depending on what you are trying to buy.  Even the simplest of things (simple to me, anyway) are difficult to obtain in any consistent manner.  We basically spend a lot of time going to all the local stores (Chedraui, Sorianna, Walmart and Mega) looking for items.