Ek Balam with Kids, Ek Balam, Mayan Ruins, Alma's Lds Tours, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula, Quintana Roo, diapersonaplane, Diapers on a plane, family travel, traveling with kids, Mexican Riviera, Yucatan Peninsula, Playa del Carmen
My eldest sister and I span an age gap of 16 years. Believe it or not, she was a grandma before I even gave birth to Miss Molasses. She has four children (and now one grandbaby), all four married, and all of them went to Mexico on their honeymoon. I loved to snicker about how, of all...
Chichen Itza, Mexico, Mayan Ruins, Yucatan Peninsula, Alma Tours, Diapersonplane, Diapers on a plane, family travel, traveling with kids, creating family memories
Not one, but two of the Wonders of the World revolve around lost and abandoned cities of Mayan civilization. One being in Peru: Machu Picchu, and the other in Mexico: Chichen Itza. These civilizations had complex and layered pyramid shaped temples, miles of networked roads that connected each city, and the summer and winter solstice each year manifest celestial...
Alma's LDS Tours, Ek Balam, Chichen Itza, Ik Kil, Guided Mayan Tours, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, family travel, traveling with kids
It’s practically impossible to think of Mexico and not think of Chichen Itza. Mayan Ruins and Mexico are fairly synonymous with one another, and Chichen Itza is the most famous of them all. It’s even one of the Wonders of the World. So obviously, it was on our ‘must do’ list of adventures during our recent trip. We also...
Cenote Ik Kil, Mexico, Riviera Maya, Yucatan Peninsula, Mayan Ruins, Sinkhole, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, traveling with kids, family travel, creating family memories
One of the stops during our guided tour with Alma’s LDS Tours was the cenote Ik Kil, even though our time was short. We spent a long time at Ek Balam and Chichen Itza with no complaints. The fascination of these ruins were too compelling to tear ourselves away, so we had just 30 minutes to spend the last...
Atlantis Resort, Dolphin Cay, Swimming with Dolphins, Wading with Dolphins, Shallow Water Excursion, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, public beach, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids
The myth of Atlantis is an enigma. Is it the Greek island of Santorini? Is it lost forever and sunken to the depths of the ocean? Is it guarded by the Kraken? This is exactly why it’s such an appealing marketing scheme to call a glorified casino by the same name, Atlantis, and pretend like you are going to...
Cenote Cristalino, Mexico, Cenote, Riviera Maya, Yucatan Peninsula, Traveling with kids, family travel, creating family memories
On our first trip to Mexico we were only able to visit one cenote: Dos Ojos. It was love at first sight. Swimming in a cave clear as crystal, shared with local fish where you can see to the very bottom depths, surrounded by a natural cave in which stalactites are covering the ceiling while wading in crisp fresh...
Time and Tide Tours, Cape Canaveral, Florida, Banana River, Dolphins in the wild, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids
Dolphins, Sharks and Manatees, oh my! We joined the Time and Tide Tours in Port Canaveral prior to our sailing on the Disney Fantasy and it was an awesome way to learn about the port and the history of the area. We got to go fishing, see and hold aquatic wildlife, and watch a pod of dolphins swim in...
Key West, Florida, Florida Keys, Key Lime Pie, Island Safari Rentals, Biking in Key West, Renting Bikes in Key West, Cruise, Disney Cruise, Port excursion, Family Bike Ride, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, traveling with kids, family travel
Who knew that Key West was a little slice of the Caribbean just 3 hours southwest of Miami? It makes sense considering it is an island in the middle of the ocean, but I never figured it was covered in pastel painted victorian era style homes, towering mahogany trees lining the sidewalks and boulevards, and friendly pedestrian and bicycle...
Dos Ojos, Cenote, Mexico, Cancun, Mexican Riviera, Swimming, Family Adventure, diapers on a plane, diapersonaplane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids, cenotes in Mexico, cenotes for families,
We wasted the day lazily away at Tulum, enjoying every minute soaking up the historical scenery, architecture and powerful location of the most important trade post in the Mayan civilization of the 13th century and didn’t want to stop swimming in the shadow of El Castillo, but nearby was Dos Ojos. Dos Ojos: The cenote with two eyes. We don’t...
Tulum, Mexico, Cancun, Family Resort, Ruins, Mayan Ruins, Swimming, Tour Guide, Family Trip to Tulum, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids, creating family memories
After spending five days solely at the Gran Caribe All-Inclusive Family Resort, we were ready for something other than virgin margaritas in every possible flavor and swimming 18 hours a day. We decided to rent a car, which was delivered to us at the resort, and travel through the Mexican Riviera. At least as far as we could reasonably...

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