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
There is nothing quite so mesmerizing and astounding as standing amongst ancient ruins and experiencing a place where mankind changed the course of history over two thousand millennia ago. Ek Balam is just one of the many ruins that can be found throughout the Yucatán Peninsula. A lesser known fact is that Mayan ruins are actually not singularly located...
Driving a Car in Mexico, Driving in Mexico, Yucatan peninsula, riviera maya, cenotes, adventures in mexico, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids,
Should you Drive in Mexico? The answer is unequivocally yes! Just like you should definitely Rent a Car in Mexico, (see Part 1), you should absolutely explore Mexico outside of the tourist zones of Cancun and Playa del Carmen. You may have to take your nerves to the gym to pump some iron in advance, because driving in Mexico can...
Grocery Shopping in Mexico, MEGA Soriana, Playa del Carmen, Culture in Mexico, Chedraui, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, family travel, traveling with kids, creating family memories
There is plenty of grocery shopping in Mexico to meet all your needs, including a Home Depot and a Sam’s Club! The two major grocery store chains are Mega and Chedraui (also known as El Super if you are in the United States of Nevada, Arizona or California). Mega is where we did most of our shopping and at...
CUN, Cancún International Airport, Cancun, Mexico, Beach, Sand, Ocean, Swimming, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, traveling with kids, family travel, creating family memories
Sometimes flying standby means you get to the airport an hour before your flight, and jump on when it’s time to board. But usually, it means waiting around for hours and hours until you finally hear your name and don’t know how to react because you're positive you are hallucinating from being out in the airport desert without a...
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...
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...
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
World Schooling Ek Balam tops our list of incredibly rewarding family field trips. Especially coupled with the fact that we not only got to tour Ek Balam, but Chichen Itza, Tulum, and Coba as well! We learned about temples, culture, rituals, agriculture, water sources, and so much more pertaining to the Mayan way of life. Feel free to use this...
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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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...
Renting a Car in Mexico, Hertz Car Rental, Hertz, Renting a Car at the Cancun Airport, CUN, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, traveling with kids, family travel
Should You Rent a Car in Mexico? The answer is unequivocally yes! You will absolutely waste half a day in Mexico, starve your body of the required nutrients to survive in the process, sweat out your life force, and figuratively tear off the head of anyone who comes into your vicinity. But when the car rental process is over...

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