Tag: Must Visit

Sunny skies on our arrival

Our Top 8 Hotel Picks for Socially Distanced Vacations

Even before COVID-19 arrived, we always appreciated space and privacy away from crowds, which is why we spent countless hours seeking out the best places to stay for the destinations we visited. Now, as we reflect on past travel and think about future travels, we have compiled a list of places that already offered social…
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June 6, 2020 2

We Leave Someday: Puerto Escondido, Mexico

The fourth stop on our virtual travel series is the beach destination of Puerto Escondido in Mexico! Find out why we added Puerto Escondido to our list of places to visit when we leave someday. Why: Every time we visit somewhere new in Mexico, we find ourselves inspired to visit even more of the country. We…
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May 17, 2020 0

Plan: 3 Days in Porto Portugal

Last Updated: June 3, 2020 COVID-19 Update: Portugal has re-opened to tourists from certain countries as of June 1st. TAP Air Portugal is scheduled to resume flights to North America on June 4, 2020. Overview: The last stop on our recent around the world trip this past November was Porto, Portugal! Having really enjoyed visiting Lisbon…
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January 21, 2020 2
Max on a bridge in Chicago

The 7 Things We Love About Chicago Illinois

We have fond memories of visiting Chicago from back when we lived in Southern Ontario and always love to visit the windy city! Thankfully, you can fly to ORD – Chicago O’Hare on Alaska Airlines from YVR – Vancouver through SEA –Seattle-Tacoma airport which makes it a nice and easy place for a weekend getaway…
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January 15, 2020 0
Jason and Maxine at sunrise

Top 15 Destinations in 15 Years: Our List

We often get asked “What’s your favorite place out of everywhere you’ve traveled?” and it is such a difficult question to answer because we tend to find things we enjoy in all of the places we visit! That being said, after 15 years of travelling together, there are definitely places that we remember more fondly…
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July 9, 2019 2
CDMX sign in Condesa

Travel Advisory for Mexico – A Vacation Horror Story

…is the type of headline the media continues to use to sensationalize and exaggerate news stories involving popular Mexican tourist destinations. Some of you want to hear about all the bad things that happened to us on our last trip to Mexico; here’s what actually happened when we visited Sayulita, Mexico City, Playa Del Carmen…
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May 31, 2018 6
Roma-Norte-Walking-Mexico

Mexico City: Walk, Eat, Drink and Repeat

Mexico City is a great place to just walk, eat, drink and repeat all day and you will not run out of options to try and you will most likely leave with unfinished business. In this post, I’ll share where we ate and drank and share some observations about personal safety and some tips for…
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April 4, 2018 5
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 1
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 2
Pulpo ceviche at TaconTenedor in Playa del Carmen

Review: TaconTenedor in Playa Del Carmen Mexico

Updated in January 2019: It appears that TaconTenedor is now permanently closed. 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…
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January 12, 2018 0