Friday, February 1, 2019

Playground for Grown-Ups - Wheelie Trails ATV Jungle Adventure - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

When I was a kid, I loved playing outdoors and having fun.  With the warm sun on my face and not a care in the world…it was all about the laughter and freedom. 

So as an adult, I am always my happiest when I can play outside, laugh and have fun.  And that’s exactly the experience we had when my husband and I went on an ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) tour with Wheelie Trails ATV Jungle Adventure in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  In fact, before we could even finish our tour, we were already making plans to go again.  But this time, forget about sharing and taking turns driving, we each want to drive our own ATV.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Sam’s Club Optical Services – Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Use it or Lose it. It’s that time of year where our health spending account has a balance. If the balance is not used by a certain date, you lose it.  We decided to use it and review a second optical service here in Mexico.

Saturday, December 1, 2018


Owners, renters, guests and visitors. I am pleased to announce that Puerto Aventuras has a full-time fruit and vegetable store.  We no longer have to only rely on or wait for the Wednesday and Saturday local Farmer’s Market, or cross Hwy 307 to buy produce at Chedraui. 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Apostille Requirements

DISCLAIMER: Please note the information and document discussed below was a requirement for our home purchasing process in 2014.  The required documents and the process may be different for you today.

When it was time to finalize the purchase our home in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico, several documents needed to be completed.  One of the documents was a power of attorney (POA), which needed to be legalized and certified with an Apostille.  So, what exactly is an Apostille and how is it used? 

Monday, October 1, 2018

It Guilty Restaurant and Hotel – Playa del Carmen, Mexico

I have a confession to make…I love pancakes!  There, I said it out loud.  So, being a pancake-holic sends you on all sorts of adventures searching for the pancake that will make you keep coming back for more. And yes, I can certainly make pancakes at home, and often I do.  But honestly, going out for pancakes just seems like more fun.  Which brings me to It Guilty.  

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Optical Services - Optica Gavia - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

After identifying dental and medical services, it was finally time for our eye exams and new glasses.  After checking our trusted resources of, we were referred to Optica Gavia.  This provider has been in this location for over 8 years and has been practicing for over 30 years.  He has an excellent reputation among expats and visitors alike.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Café Layla Restaurant and Guest House in Puerto Morelos, Mexico

A meal worthy of a Michelin Star

On our way back from a shopping trip in Cancun, I decided to try a new place to eat lunch.  I had been researching on Trip Advisor and found several places that would meet diverse appetites.  After reading through several reviews, I decided on Café Layla Restaurant and Guest House in Puerto Morelos.