The Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, in Mexico

Pool Shot

Mexico is awash in destinations offering everything from party-central activity to laid-back family enjoyment—plus everything in between. That’s why I jumped at the chance to explore the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, a new luxury property south of Cancun, in the Riviera Cancun area, that offers a bit of everything for vacationers needing a break from […]

Travel Contests: Week of April 23, 2014

The Emerald Sky in Budapest

This week’s travel contests include: Extended for another month: Blogger Contest: Win a Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win your dream trip in Switchfly’s Twitter Dream Destination Contest Win an all-inclusive trip for two to a concert in Cancun Win a trip for two to explore the Philippines Win a 7-night trip for two […]

Travel Contests: Week of April 16, 2014

The Emerald Sky in Budapest

This week’s travel contests: Blogger Contest: Win a Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win your dream trip in Switchfly’s Twitter Dream Destination Contest Win a trip for two to Cancun Win a two-night trip for two to Puerto Rico Win one of 52 trips to Australia (ends April 21) Win a 7-day trip […]

Travel Contests of the Week: November 20, 2013

Santa Fe entrance

This week’s travel contests include: Win a three-night “Spirit of Sante Fe” escape to the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a trip for two to Nicaragua for a Cigar Safari Win a culinary trip to Italy Win a romantic getaway in Coronado, California Win a trip for two to Australia to […]

Experiencing a Mystical Mayan Ritual

Temazcal at Westin Resort, Cancun (Photo by Bill Rockwell)

By Dave Zuchowski: In my travels, I’ve come across the Native American sweat lodge ritual at far flung places like Jamestown, Virginia and New Mexico. But I recently encountered one of the most elaborate of them all in Cancun where I learned about the temazcal ritual at the Westin Resort and Spa. Native Americans from Alaska […]

The Mundo Maya: Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico

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When certain people heard I was headed to Mexico recently, their responses were a mix of “awesome” and “be careful,” along with questions like “where” and “are you sure it’s safe?” To answer them all, I replied, “yes it is awesome, yes I will be careful, the Mayan Riviera, and yes, it’s safe.” Here’s the […]

Iberostar Cancun

Aerial view

- By Tom Calicchio – Cancun is the most well known spot along the Mayan Riviera and is, in fact, the most visited vacation  destination in Mexico for good reason. The Mexican Caribbean’s white sand, turquoise ocean and warm sun await you at the newly opened Iberostar Cancun hotel, located just 15 minutes from the […]