Mmm, food! There are endless options to choose from when you’re on vacation, especially with all of the buffets and snack bars. It’s tough not to indulge, especially at all-inclusive destinations. I love to sample everything at least once. But picky eaters, whether they’re kids or adults, sometimes worry they won’t find cuisine that tickles their fancy.
Luckily, there’s something for everyone. From fresh fruit to juice bars to incredible gourmet meals, there’s a wide variety of food. Health nuts, vegetarians and picky kids will definitely be satisfied. If you don’t initially discover it, ask! I always like to call ahead if I’m traveling with picky eaters. I discover the best restaurants to dine at, or I can talk to the staff to figure out how the chefs can accommodate our needs.
Just make sure to pack a snack for the plane ride if you’re traveling with a picky eater! Not everyone is a fan of the classic roasted peanuts. But when you get to your destination, it’s smooth sailing and tons of delicious food all the way.
Going on a family vacation with young children can feel a little daunting sometimes. Especially when you think about all the things you’ll need to pack for them! Favorite stuffed animals, toys, baby food, bottles…the list goes on and on.
That’s why I love the Azul Beach Hotel, by Karisma, in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. It is a fantastic family-oriented resort with Gourmet Inclusive® amenities that cater to all ages.
They really do provide you with everything you need for your family vacation. All you need to pack is your formula, diapers – and your child, of course! The rest is taken care of by the amazing staff at the resort. This way, it really is a vacation for you as well as for your children!
Have you stayed at the Azul Beach Hotel, by Karisma, or another great family resort? Tell us about it in the comments!
Parents, if you’re nervous about traveling with your children, let me put your fears to rest. Traveling with children can be a fun and rewarding experience for everyone – including you! Many family-oriented resorts to a fantastic job of catering to both children and their parents so that everyone gets to have a fun and relaxing vacation.
For some parents, it’s the day of travel that puts fear in their hearts. I have some tips for you that will make the travel day go smoothly and pass quickly for everyone.
I also like to think of my travel day as part of the vacation – not a necessary evil for getting to my destination. Continue reading →
Traveling to Mexico, the first thing on your mind is probably sun, sand and the beach. But after a few days in the sun, it’s smart to take a break from the surf and add some adventure into your trip. Adventure on vacation is what creates stories and memories, and those last a lifetime! One of my favorite adventures is riding ATV’s at Maroma Beach in the Rivera Maya.
The ATV tour allows you to see terrain and travel to places you wouldn’t be able to see on foot. The ATV tour at Maroma takes you on a winding ride through the mangroves, a lush tropical jungle that is home to many animals and birds. You may have the opportunity to see alligators, or my favorite tropical furry friend – “El Tejon.”
“El Tejon” is a relative to the raccoon and typically are not shy, so you’re likely to get a good look at their adorable masked faces. The ATV tour is great for couples or families. Kids will LOVE this adventure! It’s a tour like no other that combines sand, jungle, and wild animals, sprinkled with smiles and memories.
Let’s face it: one of the less pleasant aspects of going on vacation is going through the security line at the airport. While it’s a necessary part of the travel day, it can be a little stressful – which is the last thing you want when you’re going on vacation!
This quick travel tip is easy to remember and will help you breeze through the security line in no time, and with no stress. Continue reading →
The Day of the Dead is an amazing celebration in Mexico. At first, a lot of people just assume it’s like Halloween in the United States, but El Día de los Muertos is so much more than that! Mexican culture celebrates death and life from November 1st to the 2nd. From food to incredible decorations and festivities, it’s truly an unforgettable experience! Don’t be shy about participating. Just keep in mind that respect is important, as with any cultural tradition.
You’ll witness just how beautiful sugar skulls, or calaveras, are in both art forms and food. You can take sugar skulls literally because it’s a tradition to craft candies in the style of these skulls! Speaking of food, many families create traditional Mexican cuisine in honor of their loved ones. People fashion wooden masks and dance in honor of the deceased. It’s amazing to witness this incredible time, when death is celebrated, not feared. Continue reading →
Would you believe me if I said this one-minute video could save you hours of vacation time? You better believe it!
The last thing you want to do is iron your clothes when you could be at the beach or reading in a shady hammock. With a little pre-planning and my never-fail packing tip, your clothes will stay wrinkle-free and you can just kick back and relax.
Vallarta-Nayarit vacations really do offer a lot for pretty much any travel style. I love the shopping and sculptures on the Malecon, and the beaches are incredible. There are also a ton of amazing all-inclusive resorts, and more Michelin-starred restaurants in any Mexico destination after Mexico City. And for adventurers, there are tons of options on land and in the water, like zip-lining, diving, discovering the Hidden Beach on the Marietas Islands, swimming with wild dolphins, horseback riding through the jungle…the list just goes on and on.
These are a few of my favorite things about Vallarta-Nayarit:
I really love Vallarta-Nayarit because of it’s laid-back atmosphere. It’s so relaxing and feels like authentic Mexico. Plus, you can’t beat the sunsets.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I couldn’t agree more. At the El Dorado Maroma, by Karisma, I can eat breakfast on my super sunny beachside patio. My personal favorites are fresh-squeezed juice, fruit and an omelet with delicious guacamole on the side. Plus, fresh-squeezed juice is a great way to hydrate before a day the sun.
On top of the variety of choices, it’s the savory flavors that really lure me out of bed. Plus, I know if I have a craving for anything else, all I have to do is ask because it’s Gourmet Inclusive®. Can you say yum?! Continue reading →