Katie’s Birthday Mexican Style!

Kathryn turned 11 this past week.  What a joy!  She is the first to celebrate a birthday since we left home two months ago, so we wanted to make sure it was special.  We knew it would be hard, being away from all of her friends and family. But…we were not alone.  Our teachers from Spanish Joyfully joined us in our celebration.  They shared our festivities with a fruit-filled Piñata (thanks, Katya), homemade ice cream cake/tort (gracias, Isabel), and empanadas (stuffed, fried pastries, muchas gracias,  Annabella). Katie was completely surprised!  She went first to… Read More

Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun

Photos first and then our review/thoughts on Secrets Silversands.  Make sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom!  Back to Mexican Resorts. Secrets Silversands is a lovely, adults-only, beachfront, all-inclusive resort just north of Puerto Morelos.  It is close enough to both Cancun and Playa del Carmen for the adventurous traveler who likes to get off property and explore the surrounding areas and towns.  One great thing about this all-inclusive resort?  No wristbands! Size:  Secrets Silversands offers 433 luxurious suites.   That said, I would not describe it as a… Read More