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Discovering Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan was a religious city center located in the Mexican Highlands which saw mass construction and development from AD1 – 200. In the two preceding centuries, very little was known about this place yet during the mass growth phase in...

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Nuevo Vallara 2016 Trip - part 2

This is a slightly delayed report of our March 2016 trip to Puerto Vallarta.  Part 1 was not very exciting, so we didn't put it in the newsletter.  You can find it HERE.  The most interesting thing from part 1...

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Nuevo Vallarta Trip Report 2016 - part 1

We just finished a week in Grand Mayan Los Cabos and the only way to get to Puerto Vallarta is through Mexico City.  We had uneventful flights and caught the shuttle to Alamo car rental.  In our experience , Alamo is...

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Day Trip to Cabo San Lucas

Staying in the Vidanta Grand Mayan  means we were in San Jose del Cabo.   For our last day there, we headed off to Cabo San Lucas .  We realize from out last trip that there is no parking to be...

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Thursday Artwalk in San Jose del Cabo

Wednesday Night we checked out a brand new funky restaurant called Acre . But Thursday San Jose del Cabo’s cultural district, framed by the beautiful calm streets and the colonial buildings was host to an exciting evening Artwalk. In  the streets...

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Day Trip to Todos Santos from Los Cabos

Today was supposed to be cold and cloudy  (by cold I mean 70 degrees), so we decided it was a good day to drive up to Todos Santos.   We hopped on the new toll road headed toward the aiport and...

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Los Cabos 2016

Once we stopped hyperventilating from our missed flights and various stand by experiences, we found our car rental guy with his enormous Suburban (there are six of us, five from Michigan and one from Seattle) and headed into town. Driving...

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Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens - March 2015

We have been hearing about the botanical gardens in Puerto Vallarta for years, but I think we were a little skeptical.  But since we were already close and had a rental car, we figured it was time to check it...

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Yelapa Overnight Trip

We have been planning to take a trip to Yelapa for our last 3 times in Puerto Vallarta.   We got the urge again this year and did last minute google searches to find a place to stay.   Too Late. Then we...

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Nuevo Vallarta March 2015 - Days Seven and Eight-La Cruz Sunday Market

Ok, so here we are on days 7 and 8, and don’t judge us. Remember, in previous trips we have done the ziplining, rapelling, whale watching, ATVing, snorkeling and more. So we are kinda puttering this trip. Stick with us...

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Nuevo Vallarta Trip March 2015 - Days Five to Seven

Day Five A little yogurt we picked up from the grocery store and it was off to another grueling day at the pool.   Interesting that chicken nachos are at their best when consumed pool side.   Hey wait,  what happen ed...

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Nuevo Vallarta Trip 2015 - Days Three and Four

Day Three Inspired by having all of our clothes, we put on our walking shoes and did three miles or so through the landscaped jungle of the resort grounds and down the beach and back.  After breakfast the newly opened...

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Nuevo Vallarta Trip March 2015 - Introduction

We are seasoned travelers.  Or are we ???   This is the intro to our two week trip to Nuevo Vallarta.  On day one our flight was delayed to Dallas,  our bags didn't make the switch and we landed  in...

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River Canopy Zipline Expedition-2013

River Canopy Zipline Expedition Take a look at our River Canopy Tour Zipline Photos. The Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta is a perfect place to stay Disclosure:  We did the river canopy tour last year and had a lot of fun.  We wrote...

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Riviera Maya Grand Luxxe 2012 - Day Two

I am going to dedicate a full post to describing the Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya. On day one, I should have mentioned the check in experience in the Grand Luxxe. One of the benefits of the extra cost of the...

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Riviera Maya Trip 2012 - and a humorous Spirit Airlines story

Mid-December in Michigan: the first snow has come and gone. Early onset cabin fever is upon us. Just out of curiosity I check flights to Mexico. Grand Rapids to Cancun last minute. OK no. Detroit to Cancun 2 days from...

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Puerto Vallarta 2012 - Day 2 - Rio Cuale Zipline

Larry and John headed off first thing in the morning to the do the amazing zip line over the Rio Cuale (Cuale River) ravine. This is also called the River Canopy zipline. There are 10 or 12 trips back and...

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Puerto Vallarta Trip 2012 -Intro

One of our favorite things to do is to take friends to Mexico and show them the things we love. In March of 2012, our friends Larry and Ann Stidham came along on our Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta trip. They...

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Grand Bliss Nuevo Vallarta Part Two- ATV tour and Old Town Puerto Vallarta

Day Three and Four After I took a morning run around the whole resort, day three was pool day. We hung out by the pool, Linda in the sun with a book, me in the shade with my kindle. It...

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Grand Bliss Nuevo Vallarta

Day One It happened again! I won't bore you with the details, but circumstances conspired to generate a trip to Mexico with literally 4 hours notice. We packed, found frequent flyer flights, and drove to Detroit for a park and...

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