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    Travel: Chichen Itza

    Oh my goodness, this place – Chichen Itza – is awesome. One of the 7 wonders of the world, it’s most definitely worth the visit. Chichen Itza First, get a guide and opt for the shorter version. It was 35 degrees out with minimal shade, so the 2 hour tour was more than enough. All in all we spent about 2.5-3 hours at the site. Second, learn cool stuff. These steps are narrow forcing humans to walk up sideways so as to not face the…

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    Travel: Akumal, Mexico

    We visited Akumal, Mexico in February for just over two weeks. Northern Alberta was freezing at the time, minus 37 on the coldest day the week before we left. So, we packed up – I packed in a carry on – and away we went. Did you see our little snapshot while we were there? If not, here are all the details! Akumal, Mexico is about 90 minutes south of Cancun and it’s a small little place. It has a handful of restaurants, a small…

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    Travel: How to Take the Colectivo

    How to take the Colectivo in Quintana Roo, Mexico? Well, first let me tell you it’s easier than you might think. It’s not as formal as public transportation where I’m from, Alberta, Canada – but, it’s reliable and convenient. Plus, as an added bonus, we saved over $200 Canadian by taking the Colectivo over a Taxi. An important thing to know is that there are two Colectivo ‘lines’ if you will. Tulum to Playa and Playa to Cancun. Also, there are two types of Colectivos…

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    Travel: Tulum Snapshot

    About 3 weeks ago I saw an article and the headline read ‘Tulum is so 2018.’ It talked about new and exciting places to visit. Well, let me tell you, this quaint Mexican town is still a beautiful and exciting place to visit. Not too sure I’d spend a whole week here, but it’s worth the stop if you’re close. Check out this Tulum snapshot. Riding bikes, visiting the ruins, or eating authentic Mexican food is what Tulum is about. Oh, and smelling the warm…

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    Travel: Akumal Snapshot

    Here is a little Akumal snapshot – we’re staying about 100km south of Cancun in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The town is small, yet has a lot of personality. This is technically the second time we’ve been to Mexico, yet I might say the first time we’ve vacationed here. Our other trip was a day stop in Tijuana back in 2014. Oh, and if you were curious, we’ve done pretty well by just packing for Mexico in a carry on. It’s been great! My favourite thing…