I watched as the men who staffed the dive shop squeezed fresh lime juice into a bowl filled with various sea creatures, all skinned and prepared to absorb the flavor. In Isla Mujeres, Mexico there’s a saying–what you’re eating today was sleeping in the ocean yesterday. I smelled the sizzling Mahi Mahi on a nearby grill and listened to the soft hum of the ocean just a few feet away, our own personal brine for…

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I had the pleasure of visiting MUSA, the underwater museum in Cancun, on a recent trip Mexico. The museum wasn’t on my original Cancun itinerary, but a tropical storm cancelled my plans to go swimming with whale sharks and the owners at Casa del Buceo were kind enough to guide me on a last minute dive to make sure my day was not wasted. MUSA stands for “Museo Subacu├ítico de Arte,” which means “underwater museum…

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So many people go to Cancun and only experience the resort strip, completely unaware of the booming culture and nightlife available just 15 minutes away in the downtown area. The best way to see, and eat, your way through the city like a local is to go on a Taco Tour. I was recently in Cancun for the second time, hoping to cross swimming with whale sharks off my list. Unfortunately, my trip coincided almost…

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When I learned that Pisa, Italy was just a short commute away Florence, I knew I had to squeeze it into my 3-day itinerary, no matter how tight. After all, it’s not everyday that you see a piece of architecture that defies gravity. I wanted to get my token tourist picture holding that sucker up. If you’ve visited my site before, you know I’m attempting 12 trips in 12 months as part of my year…

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Just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada lies a whimsical art installation called Seven Magic Mountains. Like something out of Alice in Wonderland, these 7 pillars of rainbow colored rocks stand out amongst their desert landscape and have become a major point of interest for those coming and going from the city. Unfortunately, the art installation is not permanent. If this is on your must-see list, you should start planning a trip to Vegas in the…

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