Adventures in The Bahamas and How I Did My Best at Making Lemonade from Lemons

My family of five had big plans for the holidays. We booked a cruise to Mexico and Belize, leaving from one of my favorite US cities, New Orleans. I was especially excited because my oldest had just left for college, and we could have uninterrupted family time. But everything went awry the whole trip, and … Read more

What is it Like to Go Shark Diving in the Bahamas

shark diving in the Bahamas

Although I am adventurous, I am not a thrill-seeker. But somehow, I found myself forty feet below the waters of the Caribbean while 9-feet sharks circled me. I will share with you my experience of shark diving in the Bahamas. A few years ago, I got my kids SCUBA-certified in Maui. It has been a … Read more

A Day Trip to Isla Contoy, Mexico from Cancun

things to do on Contoy Island, Mexico

I have visited Cancun for about 30 years, so we always look for interesting and unique day trips in the Yucatan of Mexico. On my last trip, the mainly deserted island of Holbox made it onto my radar, but I quickly realized that it couldn’t easily be visited as a day trip from Cancun. We … Read more