A Day Trip to the Tiny Town of Yelapa

Yelapa is an adorable small town twenty miles south of Puerto Vallarta.  It is still fairly undiscovered and a nice escape from the touristy feel of walking along the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta.  There are only about a dozen beach bars/restaurants in the town and everyone is extremely friendly and welcoming. There are two places in the Puerto Vallarta area to catch the water taxi: Los Muertos Pier in Puerto Vallarta and a bit farther south in Boca de Tomatlan.  In Puerto Vallarta, Los Muertos Pier is located in Old Vallarta (La Zona Romantica).  We opted for Boca de…

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Three Days in Paradise: Tips For Exploring Sayulita, Mexico

Day One: We started our journey straight from the Puerto Vallarta airport.  We walked out of the airport and across a pedestrian bridge to catch an Uber ride to Sayulita.  It was 450 pesos and a beautiful, picturesque one-hour drive through the countryside. Av Revolucion street should be one of your first stops.  There are a few Tortillerias where you can get fresh tortillas to go.  We grabbed a couple dozen to take with us to the beach that day and enjoy as an easy snack.   Next we hiked to Playa De Los Muertos, which is just a 15…

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Hawaiian Holiday: 6 Day Itinerary for the Island of Kauai

The island of Kauai is known as the Garden Isle, because it is always green, lush and there is a chance you will find rain at some point in your day.  While we didn’t have the worst of the weather (the locals told us if it was raining to wait 15 minutes and it would stop, or to drive 15 miles south and you’d find sunny skies; the south of the island is known to have the best weather), we did arrive shortly after the terrible flooding that happened up north in Hanalei.  Many of the northern beaches and…

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Touring Trinidad: A Day in Colonial Cuba

After much research on how to get to Trinidad, we discovered that our AirBnB could connect with another AirBnB to house us for the night.  In Cuba, it’s called casa particular, or a homestay run by a Cuban family.  For $25 for a night, we were able to book a room in Trinidad relatively easily, through word of mouth.  We were also able to book a collectivo taxi for $30 each that would pick us up at 2 p.m. from our AirBnB and drive us the four hours to our new city.  We shared our cab with an older…

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