Perfect Combo! The Latin Food Fest & Five Star Tours

As if there’s not enough to do in August in San Diego, here are two to add to your “must do” list. The ¡Latin Food Fest! is one of my favorite events in San Diego. This fourth annual spectacular culinary celebration will be at the Embarcadero Marina Park North in San Diego, August 12 –[…]

Excellence and Finest: Aptly Named

Excellence & Finest – Aptly Named Descending into Cancun is always a treat; the sea is a blue color, as beautiful as anywhere in the northern hemisphere. Within the almost 2 million square kilometers of Mexico, I discovered two spectacular resort gems named Excellence and Finest. The Excellence Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa was my[…]

The Jews of Cancun

I met a man in the Museum of Natural History on the Oklahoma University campus. Often coincidence leads to an interesting story. We were both in Oklahoma City attending a conference. His name was Emilio Reyner and, at the time, he was Cancun’s Director of Public Relations. Almost immediately, my Jewish radar began to buzz.[…]

Quintessential Quintana Roo

In November of 2008, my wife and I made our first visit to Mexico’s east coast state of Quintana Roo, on the Yucatan Peninsula. Our destinations were Cancun and Puerto Morelos. Passing through immigration was speedy and efficient. When we reached our hotel, the oceanfront Le Meridien Cancun Resort & Spa, located in what is[…]

Why Riviera Maya?

Located on the east coast of Mexico, in the state of Quintana Roo, in the Yucatan Peninsula, on the shore of the Caribbean Sea, lies the Riviera Maya. Here are my top reasons for vacationing there: History and Culture. Dating back to 2500 BCE, the Mayans lived in the rainforest and on the seashore. They[…]

Triple Treat: All-Inclusive in Cancun, Cozumel and Playa Del Carmen

Cruising is more popular than ever. Its package approach takes a lot of guesswork out of a vacation. Meals and activities are onboard while at sea and, in port, tours are available. If this model works aboard a ship, why not on land? In fact, the all inclusive approach is being offered by more and[…]