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6 Real Tips for Enjoying Akumal on a Budget

6 Real Tips for Enjoying Akumal on a Budget

6 Real Tips for Enjoying Akumal, Mexico, on a Budget Lovely, quiet Akumal Playa beach. Akumal, a tiny little village about an hour south of Cancún, Mexico, delights all visitors with dreams of sea turtles, dolphins, and manta rays. The local tourism industry knows...

How to Volunteer and Learn Spanish in Puerto Vallarta

How to Volunteer and Learn Spanish in Puerto Vallarta

Improving Yourself in Puerto Vallarta Puerto Vallarta explodes with love and colors. We spent a month in Puerto Vallarta, and the theme of the month was to improve ourselves by volunteering, going to the doctor, and taking Spanish classes. I share our tips for finding...

Why Big Bend National Park Is Worth the Drive

Why Big Bend National Park Is Worth the Drive

Big Bend National Park sat on my to-do list for years. Three times I attempted to go, and three times the trip cancelled. Big Bend is a tough place to get to--you can't drive by "on the way to" somewhere. You have to intentionally go. The sunset isn't the best part!...