By Gerrie Summers Until recently, when I envisioned Cabo San Lucas, I pictured tequila-fueled partygoers, margaritas (not a bad thought, actually) and hordes of cruise ship passengers. I’ll admit, that made me a little reluctant to visit, but when the opportunity presented itself I was boarding the plane. The bait
By Neil Wolkodoff Cancun first gained fame as a Mecca for spring break collegians to engage in endless libation, partying and sun. The hotel zone in Cancun proper has tried to change the image, but the real change in vacation reality is south, in Playa Del Carmen. Now a string
By Amiee White Beazley The definition of luxury travel is changing. From the days of pure and unadulterated excess, for sake of excess, today’s luxury travel means travel without having to think. It means allowing the resort to think for you and know exactly what you need before you do.
In 1974, a team of Mexican government computer analysts picked a long sliver of land on the Atlantic shoreline as the country’s next Acapulco. The powdery white sands and turquoise waters, separated from the mainland by a lagoon were ripe for development. Sheraton, Hilton, and Marriott swiftly built their hotels,
By Brad Nahill The Caribbean Sea was gentle as our group of snorkelers headed by boat northwest from Isla Mujeres, a Mexican island near Cancun, on a bright summer day. The turquoise water near the island turned dark blue as we made our way towards the Gulf of Mexico. A
Follow my cue and wake up with a morning snorkel to the reef just beyond the beach of the Riu Palace Peninsula. Simply grab a mask, snorkel, and fins from the watersports hut and off you go to see the neon-colored fish. This being Cancun, the ocean beckons and the Riu
By Steve Jermanok Last Wednesday in Puerto Vallarta, I took a fast zodiac boat ride with the family across glorious Banderas Bay. Led by the outfitter Vallarta Adventures, we landed on the docks of the seaside village of Quimixto. We walked the cobblestone streets past the sleeping chihuahas and soon
By Steve Jermanok I had the privilege of traveling with Austin-Lehman Adventures last summer on a family trip to the Canadian Rockies and loved every minute of it. For 2012, founder Dan Austin is rolling out some exciting new adventures including a six-day biking trip through Burgundy and three