Lyon and Dijon: Two Cities That Should Be On Any Foodie’s Travel Bucket List

If you travel to France, and you love French food, be sure to add Lyon and Dijon to your destination list.  Seeping in rich culinary delights and traditions, both of these cities are about 3 hours from Paris (by train or car). If you’re really short on time, you could do a day trip from…… Continue reading Lyon and Dijon: Two Cities That Should Be On Any Foodie’s Travel Bucket List

Villa Vanilla, Costa Rica: Chocolate and Vanilla All in One

I’ve always wanted to visit a vanilla or cacao farm. In 2015, that wish came true, all at the Villa Vanilla farm about 10 miles east of Quepos overlooking Manuel Antonio National Park! A very popular flavouring, vanilla comes from vine orchids native to the region of the world we now call Mexico. The unique orchid…… Continue reading Villa Vanilla, Costa Rica: Chocolate and Vanilla All in One

Tulum Guidebook: Where to Eat, What to Do and Where to Stay in Tulum, Mexico

I’ve been to this tiny town in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula twice now. This laid-back, mystical town attracts millions of tourists a year (no joke: according to Wikipedia, 2.2 million people visited Tulum in 2017)! Many are attracted to Tulum because of its ancient Mayan ruins along the stunning Caribbean Sea. Theses mysterious, highly-visited ruins were once…… Continue reading Tulum Guidebook: Where to Eat, What to Do and Where to Stay in Tulum, Mexico

Isla Mujeres Guidebook: Where to Stay, Where to Eat and the Top Experiences

With white sandy beaches, crystal clear sea water, and a relaxed Caribbean vibe, Mexico’s Isla Mujeres— literally “Women Island”— attracts many tourists. I’ve travelled to Isla Mujeres twice now, and I’d definitely come back again. The special Island is just a short ferry ride away (about half an hour) from Cancun. Some visitors do a…… Continue reading Isla Mujeres Guidebook: Where to Stay, Where to Eat and the Top Experiences