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...
Airbnb in playa del carmen, airbnb, playa del carmen, best airbnb in mexico, best airbnb in playa del carmen, mayan ruins, where to stay in mexico, traveling with kids, family travel, creating family memories
True, we swore off airbnb last December after our horrific experience in Norway. But then, airbnb reached out to us personally and made good on the situation by offering us nearly a full refund back to our original form of payment. It still took us 8 months to forgive them, and we learned to be much more scrupulous in...
Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach, Disney Water Parks, Florida Water Parks, Walt Disney World, family travel, traveling with kids, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories
Disney offers two themed water parks in Orlando, Florida. Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. Typhoon Lagoon is the wreckage left as a result of a typhoon that swept through Florida dislodging and disarming boats, trees, slides, fishing gear, surfboards and the like leaving them where Mother Nature thought best. We’ll just save you the trouble and tell you right...
Polite Pig, Disney Springs, Walt Disney World, Disney Dining Plan, family travel, traveling with kids, creating family memories, diapers on a plane, diapersonaplane
The Polite Pig located in Downtown Disney Springs in Orlando, Florida offers a swath of barbeque menu selections with a Disney price tag, and a serious lack of portion sizes. Politely put, the food here is hit and miss. If we had originally reviewed The Polite Pig after our first visit, we actually would have ranked this Disney Springs...
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...
As excited as we were about seeing Elsa and Anna, we couldn’t shake the feeling that something was very wrong. Standing in line was a large, single, heavy set man with thick, dark rimmed glasses, brown hair and a fishing hat that blocked most of his face. He was fidgeting and kept his phone upright at all times. He...
Where to Eat in playa del carmen, mexico, 5th avenue playa del carmen, yucatan peninsula, riviera maya, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, traveling with kids, family travel, creating family memories
We could live off of rice, beans, and tortillas for breakfast, lunch and dinner - no problemo. Add in avocado and sour cream every once in a while and that is a diet based off a solid and tasty foundation. We didn’t have to try very hard to stick to this regime during our trip to Playa del Carmen....
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...

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