New York City and Demonstrators

This week, I’m sharing a few NYC moments we experienced with our daughter in celebration of her 21st birthday, both enjoyable and somber. New York City…the Big Apple. Every time we visit, it’s like discovering a brand new destination. There is so much to see and do, we could spend weeks here and still not run out of things to do. A few snapshots as we roamed around this infamous city for a few days. It was evident that Covid restrictions were slowly being lifted. People were out in force, savoring the… Read More

Dining in Sonoma and Napa Valley, CA

We have had the opportunity to dine in many different countries this past year, and I can unashamedly say the Sonoma and Napa Valley restaurants rival some of our favorites!  We lived in Southern CA for six years but for some reason, I was never made aware of how enjoyable to dining experience was here.  Had I known, I never would have waited so long to visit.  Below are a few highlights: Le Bouchon Bakery in Napa:  Some of the most amazing food I’ve ever tasted.  We read about this bakery and then heard… Read More

Mexico Financials

Destinations Akumal:  Akumal is a quaint beach town with white, powdery-soft, sandy beaches, calm waters, and swaying palm trees.  Over the years, this community has added restaurants, bars, gift shops, snorkeling tours, a small grocery store, and even a small library.  It is, however, most famous for its resident community of Endangered Green Sea Turtles.  If the thought of swimming with these giant, gentle creatures excites you, then be sure to spend some time at Akumal. Getting to Akumal from Playa del Carmen is quite easy and there are several different options…. Read More

Day 22: Taco Treasures in Playa!

Day 22: Walking home last evening, we stumbled upon this new Taqueria and tried their Tacos al Pastor (one of our quickly growing menu favorites).  They were only 10 pesos each, the equivalent of about $.77 each…even less than the price of the street stand tacos we fell in love with two weeks ago! And they were just as tasty. Tacos al Pastor, spicy pork tacos, are similar to gyros in that they are cooked on a spit-grill, rotating during the day until the savory pork is sliced away onto corn (maiz)… Read More