Sargassum Seaweed in the Caribbean: Will it ruin my beach vacation?

Updated: FOctober 25, 2021 The first time we encountered that mass of seaweed known as “sargassum” was in Barbados in 2015; it seemed to have appeared from nowhere and just kept coming every day, making it unappealing to swim in the ocean and lounge on the beach where we were staying. Since then, we’ve beenContinue reading “Sargassum Seaweed in the Caribbean: Will it ruin my beach vacation?”

Planning a Trip to Ambergris Caye in Belize: 14 Tips

Ambergris Caye is the largest of Belize’s islands and the most visited. It is known for fishing, water sports, scuba diving/snorkeling and its beaches. San Pedro is the only town on the island and the hub for most things. In this post we share 14 tips to help you plan a trip to Ambergris Caye in Belize.

Planning a Trip to Belize: 10 Tips

In this post, we share 10 tips to help you plan a trip to Belize based on our recent one-week trip to Ambergris Caye (San Pedro).

Hotel Reviews: W Punta de Mita vs Andaz Mayakoba

In this post, we compare Marriott’s W Punta de Mita to Hyatt’s Andaz Mayakoba to assess which one is a better use of points based on our experience and what each resort offers.

The 10 Things We Don’t Miss About Travel

Travel is our thing and has been for the last 15+ years. Throughout the years, we have perfected how to travel for short weekend trips, mileage runs, and longer around the world trips to maximize each moment and optimized each deal to lead us to the destination, not the other way around. 2020 was offContinue reading “The 10 Things We Don’t Miss About Travel”

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. WeContinue reading “We Leave Someday: Puerto Escondido, Mexico”

Overtourism: Did “Eat Pray Love” Ruin Bali?

Last Updated: January 24, 2020 Overtourism is becoming a problem in many tourist destinations around the world and it has been getting more coverage in the media the last few years. One place that we love and have visited where overtourism is a problem is the island of Bali in Indonesia. In the last fewContinue reading “Overtourism: Did “Eat Pray Love” Ruin Bali?”

Stay: Review of Casa Habita in Guadalajara

Formerly Casa Fayette, Casa Habita is a boutique hotel part of the Design Hotels brand affiliated with Marriott Bonvoy. Casa Habita is also part of Grupo Habita, a boutique hotel development company based in Mexico. The hotel was 9 floors, 31 rooms and 6 suites and is located in Guadalajara’s Lafayette neighborhood which is knownContinue reading “Stay: Review of Casa Habita in Guadalajara”