Month: January 2018

Ocean view room at the Hilton Barbados

Save 20%: Hilton HHonors MVP Rate for Americas and Caribbean

While it’s not widely promoted, Hilton discounts rates at participating hotels by 20% through the MVP program. In order to get the rate, you must be a Hilton HHonors member (easy and free to sign-up) and in most cases affiliated to a sports entity to quality. Since I’m a Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer it was easy to…
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January 31, 2018 0
Jason in an Audi A4 from Silvercar in Austin

Car Rentals Tips and Why you should rent from Silvercar

We hate renting cars. From the moment you stand around waiting for the shuttle to the ride on the shuttle shared with others, including screaming and vomiting children, and obnoxious people who are downright inconsiderate.  Then, as the shuttle pulls into the car rental’s office, you grab your bags make the mad dash to get…
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January 29, 2018 0
Beach in Playa del Carmen Mexico

Playa Del Carmen: Local Culture and Beaches in the Mayan Riviera

Only two weeks earlier, we were enjoying a quick stay at the Hyatt Ziva in Cancun before we found ourselves checking in to the Grand Hyatt in Playa Del Carmen Resort for a 5 day vacation. As this was our 2nd visit to Play Del Carmen, I’ll share some information about the town, the sites,…
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January 16, 2018 0
Tiles on the balcony in a standard room and suite at the Grand Hyatt Playa del carmen

Review: Grand Hyatt Playa Del Carmen Resort

The Grand Hyatt Playa Del Carmen Resort is a Hyatt brand non all-inclusive hotel resort on the nicest stretch of beach in Playa Del Carmen. For those wanting the comforts and atmosphere of a luxury beach resort with the convenience of walking into town for some local culture, this is a great place to stay.  We…
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January 16, 2018 0
The al pastor tacos being prepared at El Fogon

Review: El Fogon in Playa Del Carmen Mexico

The tacos and atmosphere at El Fogon in Playa Del Carmen haunt my fat kid taco dreams; the smell of charcoal grilled meats, the Spanish music playing in the background and of course those al pastor and chorizo tacos on those warm corn tortillas is enough to make me almost impulse buy a one way…
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January 13, 2018 1
Tacos Birria y Consome Tacos

Review: Birria Tacos y Consome in Playa Del Carmen Mexico

As we continue to become familiar with Playa del Carmen and keep trying to improve our Spanish speak skills, we feel more comfortable getting off the tourist path in search of more local experiences. This past December, we read about the birria tacos at Birria Tacos y Consome on the blog Everything Playa Del Carmen…
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January 13, 2018 0
Pulpo ceviche at TaconTenedor in Playa del Carmen

Review: TaconTenedor in Playa Del Carmen Mexico

TaconTenedor is a small local outdoor restaurant serving up seafood and other treats Mexican style. The restaurant is located just off 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen. Serving locals and tourist, it’s a great place to experience high quality seafood prepared Mexican style at affordable prices. While their tacos are quite good, it’s really their…
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January 12, 2018 0
Hi-Lo-Hotel-Portland-Deluxe-King-Room

Review: Hi-Lo Hotel, Autograph Collection in Portland Oregon

Branded as “Welcome Wanderer”, the Hi-Lo Hotel, which is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection has quickly become our favorite hotel in Portland Oregon due to its convenient location, the comfort and style of the rooms, the staff, and the benefits offered for Marriott Rewards members. Interior Design: If a hotel and West Elm had a…
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January 12, 2018 1
Mural in Tulum Town: Tulum Te Amo

Tulum: Planning a Day Trip from Playa Del Carmen

During our most recent vacation in Mexico we chose Playa Del Carmen as our base. As we have been intrigued by Tulum for quite some time now and it’s only an hour away, we decided to plan a day trip to check it out and see if we’d like to plan a longer stay in…
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January 9, 2018 8