Escape Tips Twelve Tips For Visiting the Mayan Riviera

Twelve Tips For Visiting the Mayan Riviera

1. Be Prepared for the Heat We’ve visited the Mayan Riviera the fall in winter when the weather is more temperate, but in July it is HOT.  We thought the heat would be no big deal–we’re Texans after all, and triple-digit temperatures in summer are the norm. But we also stay inside out air-conditioned homes …

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Escape Tips The One Travel App You Must Have

The One Travel App You Must Have

If you are a U.S. citizen who travels abroad and you don’t have the Mobile Passport App you need to get it RIGHT NOW! (And no, I’m not being paid by the government to tell you this!) We just came back from Mexico, and I think we were the only people on our plane who …

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Escape Tips Dealing with the Unexpected

Dealing with the Unexpected

We’ve had our share of unexpected travel mishaps.  It is frustrating and disappointing when you’ve spent a lot of money anticipating a trip and something disastrous happens shortly before you leave–or worse–during your trip.  The best way to ease the pain of a bad situation is to plan ahead.  Of course, you can’t plan for …

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Escape Tips Paris Planning Tips

Paris Planning Tips

Paris should be on everyone’s travel bucket list. It is such a beautiful city, full of history and culture, and of course, style. Here’s a list of the most useful things we  learned and used on our trip to Paris. Some of the links in this post are affiliate links for which we may earn a …

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Carribbean Places We’ve Been and Road Trips

Places We’ve Been and Road Trips

Places We’ve Been As we’re getting off the ground, I’m working fast and furiously to add content about the places we’ve been.  We’ve got a solid 10 years of family travel under our belt, and we’ve been to a lot of places throughout the United States, thanks to some epic road trips.  Here’s a taste …

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Places We've Been Memphis: Couple’s Trip

Memphis: Couple’s Trip

Why We Went to Memphis: We visited Memphis as a weekend anniversary trip-no kids! Where We Stayed in Memphis: The Peabody The Peabody is the crown jewel of Memphis, best known for the ducks that reside in the hotel’s fountain. The ducks certainly add an element of fun (there are even duck-shaped soaps in the …

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Places We're Going Trips on Deck

Trips on Deck

I’m never happy unless I’m planning my next trip. Some work out and some don’t. Here’s what’s coming up in the next several months:   August 2017 Road trip with the girls to Kansas City to see the eclipse.  We can’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. September 2017 Austin for a work conference. October 2017 Possible …

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Escape Tips Essential Beach Gear

Essential Beach Gear

The countdown is on for our trip to Puerto Morelos, and I’ve been shopping and packing our essential gear. We’ve got an entire checked bag filled and ready to go (five people=a lot of gear), but that’s much better than our usual carload for beach road trips. Some of the links in this post are …

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Places We're Going Planning Our Puerto Morelos Family trip

Planning Our Puerto Morelos Family trip

Our next trip is our summer family vacation.  We’ll be visiting Puerto Morelos, a not-so-touristy fishing village in between Cancun and Playa Del Carmen on the Riviera Maya. Why We’re Going to Puerto Morelos: Mama needs beach time! And when I was searching for cheap airfare several months ago, I found very reasonable airfare via …

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Places We've Been Washington D.C.: Couple’s Weekend

Washington D.C.: Couple’s Weekend

Why We Were in Washington D.C.: Our couple’s trip to Washington D.C.  was really an extension of  my solo work trip.  Work trips are a great way to subsidize your vacation funds and get a weekend away with your spouse. We only had to cover Kenny’s flight and one extra night’s hotel.  And conference hotel …

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