Category: Mexico

Just Watch Out for the Gators in Any Language

On Signs and Travel Continuing my fascination with signs, I decide to heed one in Cancun. Wherever you might find yourself, just don’t feed the alligators, the crocodiles, the caymans, or whatever name the reptiles with long tails and big…

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Coffee Around the World

I’m probably never contemplating coffee more than on Monday morning, except that I also like it every other workday and on weekends. My favorite place for a jolt is Starbucks, no matter where I happen to be. —Lori Tripoli  …

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The Bright Side of Death

I’ve never really understood the American method of mourning, kicking off with a somber viewing followed by an even more somber funeral. Let’s all wear our sad faces along with the black. This approach seems so incongruous to me given…

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Beaches with Something Extra

The week before Labor Day is the time of summer when everyone seems to be at the beach. My days of simply sunning are long past; now when I am seeking a beach vacation, in addition to wide swaths of…

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Isla Mujeres Graffiti: Appreciating Symbols

I do not speak Spanish and do not really know the message of the brightly colored graffiti I see on a wall while speeding through Isla Mujeres, Mexico on a golf cart. While I ponder the artwork, I gain a…

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A Little Belize, A Little Mexico, A Little Midlife Crisis?

In my on-again, off-again love affair with my Kindle (love the convenience, miss the smell of paper), I splurge and buy a digital copy of The Last Full Service Crocodile Ranch in Quintana Roo (2012) by Richard Hofheimer. It’s an…

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If Money Machines Could Talk

Wouldn’t it be great to listen to what an ATM gets to hear on any given day? There’s an entire arch of a story line, starting with “Do you suppose this is safe?” to “Does it give out dollars or…

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I’d Rather Be in Quintana Roo

Cancún’s beaches and views appeal at any time of year. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

On a soggy workday in gray New York, I dream of Cancún. Happy Throwback Thursday! #TBT —Lori Tripoli   ~Advertisement~ ~Advertisement~

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Tis the Season for Reflection

Another year, not enough travel! I’d hit the road all the time if my checkbook would let me. But I am grateful for all of the places I have been so far and to have goals about where I want…

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The Contrasts of Isla Mujeres

Expecting a day of tequila sunrises and snorkeling, the Brawny Sherpa and I set off by catamaran from Cancun to Isla Mujeres. The water was too rough for playing in, though, so, once on the island, we rented a golf…

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