• Toilet Paper That Cares

    Don’t you just love this name? Who Gives a Crap is an earth-positive toilet paper company that cares about everyone’s bum as well as the planet. Yay! Who Gives a Crap 3-ply, 100% recycled. Their packaging is cardboard and paper (you can reuse the individual roll paper as fun gift wrapping paper). The verbage on the box and inside, as well as the emails are full of fun. They donate 50% of their profits to help build toilets for those…

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    Coconut Oil Skin Food

    This alternative to your typical lotions, most of which come in some sort of plastic (non-recyclable) packaging, is an easy and deliciously smelling oil for your whole body. All Good Organic Coconut Skin Food Company: Their production facility runs on solar power. They care about our reefs and only use 100% reef-friendly ingredients. They never use or incorporate GMOs. All of their packaging is recycled and recyclable. The product came in a cardboard box and the product is housed in a…

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    Maya Temples

    Over the years, I have had the joy of visiting many temples of the Maya, mostly when I was living in Guatemala. They were all magnificent and intriguing. But my favorite was and still remains Tikal. Maybe because I spent a lot of time there. I have also visited Yaxchilan, Ceibal, Copan, El Mirador, Bonampok, Dos Pilas, Naj Tunich, Uaxactun to name just a few. When you live in-country, you get the opportunity to really explore. So fun. Tikal, in…

  • Flamingos, Yucatan

    Yucatan Adventures

    There are so many fun day trips to take when you are based in Merida, Mexico. The Yucatan is full of adventures. With limited time, only ten days, we were able to enjoy four great experiences utilizing my Lonely Planet guide and Mayaland Tours. Flamingos in the Yucatan Celestun Biosphere Reserve is a short 50 minute drive from Merida. We went with ten other folks, from Italy, Germany and the US in a comfy bus. The road was smooth all…

  • Merida, Mexico...Delightful

    Merida, Mexico

    Merida, Mexico was delightful. The weather was hot and steamy. Sometimes the humidity was higher than the temperature. But the town of 892,000 was bustling both day and night. The center or centro, was definitely the most packed with tourists from all over the world as well as locals enjoying the Plaza Grande and the numerous other parks dotted throughout the city. Life in Merida When we weren’t out on excursions, we spent much of our days wandering the vibrant…

  • Sneak Peak...Merida, Mexico

    Sneak Peak…Merida, Mexico

    Sneak peak…Merida, Mexico – a fabulous trip to the Yucatan. So much fun, hot and humid, beaches, flamingos, Mayan ruins, great food and splashing in cenotes (sinkholes). A fun post to come with loads of photos and descriptions.  Flying back to California today. Here are some photos to tide you over. More to come soon!