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Preparing for 2018 with a 2017 Recap

With 2018 less than two days away, and a lot of new adventures in store (such as buying my first sailboat, and motorcycle, with a tentative plan to ride across South America, as well as potentially spending a month or two snowboarding in Hakuba, Japan — AND rejoining my sailing family aboard our trusty 51’ Formosa ketch Violeta in Mexico in April to continue the … Continue reading Preparing for 2018 with a 2017 Recap

Cabo to Puerto Vallarta (Part I): Gas Station Rip Off, Sunset Magic & Hair Clips in the Head

We left our slip at Marina Cabo San Lucas around 5 p.m. Thursday afternoon, moving all of 20 ft. across the water to the marina gas station parallel to us. Despite being in Mexico, we knew we weren’t going to be getting any price breaks by refueling in Cabo; and as we expected, the diesel prices were equivalent to those in Marina Del Rey, CA. … Continue reading Cabo to Puerto Vallarta (Part I): Gas Station Rip Off, Sunset Magic & Hair Clips in the Head

Tulum Day 19: A brief recap

Last time I posted was Friday, so just to catch you up on the happs of my excursion if you care– Saturday I ran into a friend while I was working on an article at Babel Coffee Shop on Avenida Tulum (the main road in town) and he was hitching to the beach and invited me to join, so after I finished writing I headed … Continue reading Tulum Day 19: A brief recap

Tankah Bay Tulum, Q.R.. Mexico

Tulum Day 16

The secret spot you wish you knew about, and you better not tell anyone The secret spot you wish you knew about, and you better not tell anyone okay? Seriously no telling you promise?? Today my friend Richard had some family in town from Connecticut and he was taking them to this unparalleled ceviche making gem in a cutty spot in Tankah Bay, and he graciously … Continue reading Tulum Day 16

Tulum Day 15: Not Getting What I Wanted, But I’ve Got What I Need

Man, I’ve been waiting on this FedEx envelope to come from my fiance in the U.S. with a charger for my e-cig, but It seems like it’s never going to come, so I’ve fully reverted to smoking gross, stinky, wrinkle-the-f-out-of-your-skin cigarettes, but I’m fine. Haha no really, at least now I am. I was working all day yesterday on one of the hotel patios that … Continue reading Tulum Day 15: Not Getting What I Wanted, But I’ve Got What I Need

Tulum Day 13: Mayan Ruins Zona Arquelogica de Tulum

I took a cab for 70 pesos from the town of Tulum to the Zona Arquelogica de Tulum, my cab driver Antonio was very nice and he made me laugh. I was a little confused when I got out of the cab on which way to go in order to get to the entrance. It was like walking into a snow globe of tourist distractions, … Continue reading Tulum Day 13: Mayan Ruins Zona Arquelogica de Tulum