Rivera del Rio

When you’re in Puerto Vallarta for just barely a day, you want something inexpensive and close enough to the airport. This is how I landed on the hotel, Rivera del Rio. The photos online showcased a funky, nine room house with claims that Elle and Vogue had done photo shoots there. At $79 ($79!), breakfast…

Bravos 

Menu reading may challenge travelling as a more frequent (and certainly more of a bargain) hobby. So, prior to embarking on my 24 hour Mexican jaunt, I scoured menus and resto reviews for the best possible experience. Collaborating with the concierge, I found myself at Bravos. Let me put it this way… I arrived 15…

Hills of Jalisco

One more time for the people in the back – it was my third Mexican jaunt this fall and I was beginning to get nervous the airport folks would think I was a drug mule.¬†Thankfully, Mexico let me back in the beautiful country. I know this sounds mad, but recently, life has brought me a…

Not a Catch

Catch Miami was that love at first sight love. Instant attraction on every level and the constant need to run it into the ground before it closed. Catch Playa del Carmen was more of that dude you go out with two or three times because he’s “nice” and there’s nothing really wrong with him, but…

Thompson East

After a particularly intense week of work, one of my lovely ladies and I decided to take the rest of the week and test drive the new Thompson Playa del Carmen. We meant to bat lashes and score two beds, but upon encountering a band of chic ladies working the front desk, we opted for…

Cabo, Tres & Quattro

The last couple days have been a blur. A hurricane hit. No power. No water. The storm hit overnight. It was truly terrifying. Since sleep wasn’t an option, I stayed awake all night to enjoy the lightening show and guess when the balcony swing would crash through my door. Somehow it didn’t! Even prior to…

Cabo, Day Dos

The day began with my busted up beach bag warranting its own chair at breakfast. Hot date. Followed by far too much breakfast and a walk on the beach to burn it off. I kept getting hit by surprisingly large waves so it didn’t last too long. A day at the pool reading, drinking and…

Cabo, Day Uno

On zero sleep, and dodging a hurricane, I rolled into Cabo right on schedule. First item of business was some decent food! Complimentary guacamole would be a solid start. Thanks, love. Followed by grilled octopus tacos…be still my heart. I checked into this superb room. Took in the view from the balcony. And changed for…

Moon Over Mexico

I’m so over-the-moon in love with life today. I’ve basically been waiting for this day for a year, but particularly this summer. I finally get to execute a trip of my selection! And it’s going to be romantic AF, just the way vacation should be. That’s right, I’m returning to The Cape Hotel in Cabo…

Will You Be My Valentine?

So you’ve navigated through birthdays, the holidays, an anniversary, and now… Valentine’s Day. Does anyone REALLY like Valentine’s Day? While I love any holiday, I certainly am not one of those ladies who takes the holiday too seriously. Last year, I was out with a large group, spicing up Miami, and two of the betches…

Fiesta, Fiesta

I’m the kinda of gal who takes her travel seriously. Don’t invite me to your beach house. I WILL come. I’m also the kind of gal who has read travel books cover to cover as a little girl and now reads travel mags and blogs just for the sport of it. A girl needs to…

Cabo, Part Tres and a Night at Edith’s

Day three! On the final day, my bestie decides to make a Mexican appearance. For 24 hours. Yet, delays did what they do and she only was in Cabo for 18 hours. Crazy, crazy lady. While I missed my friend the last few days, I was in this great zen state- gorgeous destination, reading, writing,…