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…

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  …

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…