The Zika Virus Has Arrived At Our Sunspots, And It’s Serious.

The Zika Virus Has Arrived At Our Sunspots, And It’s Serious.

It seemed to come out of nowhere this Zika virus did. A couple of early news bits here and then about a new virus brought to us by mosquitoes, the irritating insect that brought us the Malaria disease that has effected millions, and still is a scourge of nations. Then...
Top 10 travel tips this winter.

Top 10 travel tips this winter.

Every day hundreds of Canadians are lining up for charter flights to the sun destinations we have come to love in Mexico and the Caribbean. We dream about these vacations all year and yearn for them the first day temperatures re-introduce us to a Canadian winter. And...
Four Long Stay Destinations Worth Considering.

Four Long Stay Destinations Worth Considering.

It is the time of year when many retirees especially, but other winter escape artists as well are getting ready to leave for the kind of long stay holidays we all yearn for. Long stay holidays don’t have a specific time framework but at this time of year they tend to...
Playa Del Carmen! A Mexican Delight.

Playa Del Carmen! A Mexican Delight.

I have now made several visits to this unique sunspot that is the next largest centre after Cancun along the Mayan Riviera. On my first trip to Play del Carmen, I was fascinated by the blend of traditional old Mexico with the city’s emerging role as the centre of the...
Let Me Not Forget Los Cabos!

Let Me Not Forget Los Cabos!

One of the most enjoyable trips we took this winter was our first journey to Los Cabos. We stayed at the RIU Palace just utside of Cabo San Lucas. It really is an exceptionally will run resort with excellent food and service in all the venues. We were able to go back...
Is it Still Safe to Visit Mexico?

Is it Still Safe to Visit Mexico?

There is no single question posed to me on an ongoing basis more than this one: “Is it still safe to travel to Mexico? It seems like every month we hear about another Canadian who was assaulted in some way while living in or visiting Mexico. Coverage of each of...
Travelling South? Before Going Into the Water Be Aware of This!

Travelling South? Before Going Into the Water Be Aware of This!

Not so long ago you could enter any pool of water, body soaked in suntan lotion, and no one seemed to care. You could decide to snorkel the reef and layer your back with the most waterproof screen you could purchase. And again no one minded. Well the world has clearly...

leaving Manzanillo Behind

Before coming here I did not realize that Transat Holidays is the singular tour operator from Canada serving this area. They are the only Canadian company bringing guest to the all inclusive resorts in Manzanillo proper and surrounding properties. This hotel, the...

Two More Sleeps And Back To The Cool!

Well at least it appears to be warming up. But with only a couple of days  left here in Manzanillo, we are starting to think of what we will have to face when we get home. Fortunately for us this time it will only be a few days. On Saturday we depart for a...