Mexico: West to East Part.2- A horror story

"Failure is never final where love exists" -Alistair Begg The second part of this cross country trek nearly ended us. We had a couple of weeks before we were meant to meet family and friends in Progreso, Yucatan. After the disappointment of poor planning, we booked a cabin in the woods for some R&R. We ended up staying at the…


Mexico: West to East Part. 1

"Failing to plan is planning to fail" -Alan Laiken When we left San Patricio for our 3000+ km drive towards Veracruz on the East Side of Mexico, we decided to just wing it and see what hotels were available when we arrived. No AirBnB or Expedia this time. We figured we had spent four months on the West coast and…


Guest Post: Beijing-Short Version by The Flashpackerz

Hello Dear Readers, As we will be travelling 3000km in our beloved Grand Marquis from the west coast of Mexico to the east coast, we will be featuring guest posts to keep you all entertained. This week we will be featuring a recent post by our friends The Flashpackerz! They are a young family who share a similar passion for travelling…


Christmas In Costalegre!

"The greatest gift under any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other" -Burton Hills For our family, Christmas is quite a bit different this year. We'll be spending our Christmas in San Patricio on the West coast of Mexico. For Gryphin and I, it's a whole new experience as it is our first…


Costalegre: The Joyous Coast

"Smell the sea and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly"                            -Van Morrison After the hectic month of November, our familia decided to settle down for the month of December. We ended up booking a place in the heart of the Costalegre coast, a lovely…


A Week In Manzanillo

"Go where you feel most alive!" -unknown After our short stint in Guadalajara, we made our way back to the coast. We landed in Manzanillo, the largest city in the state of Colima and one of the most important commercial sea ports in Latin America. Like most of the best experiences we've enjoyed on this trip, the decision to visit…


Guadalajara At A Glance

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart" -Confucius Founded in 1550, Guadalajara is one of the oldest cities in Mexico. It's the second largest metropolitan area in Mexico and the tenth largest city in Latin America. Guadalajara is bursting with history and culture and is also considered by many the home of mariachi music. Guadalajara is the capital city…


Tequila: Home Of The Blue Agave

“Money Can’t buy happiness but it can buy tequila and that’s almost the same!”


In the mountains of Jalisco, Mexico, 80km west of Guadalajara lies the town of Tequila. Yes, the drink gets it’s name from the town. Seeing as how over 90% of the world’s Tequila is produced there, it makes sense!




“Look for the bare necessities. The simple bare necessities. Forget about your worry and your strife.”

-Baloo, The Jungle Book

Believe it or not, there actually exists a place where you can find solace from the stresses of modern society. It’s true, we found it right here on the west coast of Mexico in Riviera Nayarit.



Welcome To The Jungle!

“I’ve never found time spent amongst nature to be a waste of time”


No doubt about it, in the jungle, it seems like the smallest creatures can kill you in a heartbeat. For most, that would be an anxiety inducing fact. For us, that’s just our reality and in spite of that, we’ve found what we were looking for here in the Riviera Nayarit… serenity!