Hotel Machado Plazuela Machado Things to do in Mazatlan photo by Helen Earley
Combining Luxury with Local Flavour in Mazatlan

I don’t know what it was about Mazatlan that re-ignited my inner backpacker. You would think that, a decade after relegating my dusty Canadian-flag emblazoned backpack to the far reaches of the closet in the spare bedroom, the new me – a 44 year-old mother of two – would be perfectly
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Family-Friendly Puerto Morelos, Mayan Riveria, Mexico

When I think of the Mexican resort of Cancun, I picture college kids on spring break partying hard. So as a mom to an elementary school-aged child, it wasn’t on my list of ideal family-friendly spots. Thankfully, I had my eyes opened wide with a recent stay at the nearby
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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit -Ingredients are blended for the mole spa treatment based on Mexico’s national dish - Photo Carol Patterson
Getting Saucy at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Resort’s Se Spa

Instead of eating Mexican mole sauce – a flavourful combination of chillies, nuts and chocolate – imagine covering your body with it in a luxurious spa treatment that smells like chocolate and leaves you as limp as a tissue caught in a rainstorm. At the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit’s Se
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Grounds of Los Pinos Mexico City Photo Stephen Johnson
Off the Beaten Track in Mexico City

It is impossible to describe Mexico City in one word, sentence, paragraph or even article. Love is what first brought me to the city thirteen years ago to visit my girlfriend, Sandy, who was from Mexico City. Lucky for me, I got the girl, we got married, and we visit
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Beach at a resort
How to Book Your First Resort Vacation (Without Stressing About Your Stress-Relieving Holiday!)

Resorts, especially all-inclusive resorts, offer one of the most hassle-free ways to enjoy a vacation. However, if you’ve never booked a resort before, you can quickly become bogged down in the details. Today we’ll give you a quick and easy guide on how to book and enjoy your first resort
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Iberostar Paraiso Maya -Beach
Iberostar’s Star Camp Gets Five Stars!

By Karen Robock Mother-daughter time is special. Sometimes it’s squeezed in during the drive to school post-dentist appointment, with a spontaneous Sunday afternoon movie date or during a younger sibling’s nap time. Those minutes – or on miraculous occasions – hours, are precious. And then my 6-year-old and I jetted
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UnCruise Ship and passengers1 Photo Melody Wren
UnCruise in the Aquarium of the World

Rain spattered my cheeks, a warm wind gently wafted and the sound of distant barking and braying of sea lions could be heard. 6:45 yoga on the top deck welcomed many of us to the Sea of Cortes. The instructor introduced herself and said “we stop for nature so if
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VIVO PROPERTY - Photo Sabrina Pirillo
VIVO Resorts Mexico: A Hidden (but not for long!) Family-Friendly Gem in Puerto Escondido

Welcome to Oaxaca, Mexico! One of the 31 states located in southeast Mexico inhabiting 4 million people. Right on the Pacific coast, you’ll find the town of Puerto Escondido (meaning hidden port) growers of chocolate and coffee alongside other authentic Mexican cuisines. Only 14 km from downtown Puerto Escondido and
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Single Parent Tax? How to Avoid the Single Supplement Charge on Your Vacation

Families come in all different shapes and sizes and single parent families are no exception. In fact, single parents often juggle the needs of dual parenting roles in the family in addition to jobs, activities, homework, and household. With all the responsibilities laid upon single parents, there is little time
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Family Selection at Grand Palladium Vallarta
Why Your Kids Will Love Family Selection at Grand Palladium Vallarta Hotel & Spa

As much as we (i.e. the parents) want to assume we are the ones who rule the household, sometimes it is the littlest ones that are the boss of the family, right?? The Palladium Hotel Group has taken this concept to a whole another level to create the new “Family
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