February 2017

Budget Travel

19 Free Things to do in NYC

When visiting New York City it’s easy to get overwhelmed at the prospect of what to do, especially as a budget traveller! NYC is hardly known for being a cheap city. But after visiting twice, for under $25usd/day (not including accommodation-that was about $70usd/night thanks to airbnb!) for both of us to eat, drink and enjoy our days, we realized we found quite a few budget options! Budget travel tip: Get an unlimited Metrocard. They…


The BEST Mexican Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole is basically LIFE here in Mexico. At least for me, anyways ;). It’s the first thing I look for on a restaurant menu, and pretty much order it everywhere I go! (Manne’s has the best guac in Playa, if you’re wondering!) So it pretty much blows my mind when people are confused about how to make it… It just seems so simple! After getting asked SO many times how I make it, I’ve decided…


Things to do in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

So you’ve booked a trip to Cancun or Playa del Carmen… Now What?! No doubt that as you start to plan your trip to the Yucatan Peninsula you’re overwhelmed with the possibilities of what to do while you’re there. From cenotes (what even IS that?!) to adventure parks… Snorkeling to ruins sites… I’m sure you’ve come across many suggestions in your searches. But when every site is trying to get you to sign up for…


8 Cheap Day Trips from Playa del Carmen & Cancun, Mexico

The Riviera Maya is a beautiful place to visit, with a TON of things to do. It can be hard to decide how to spend your days here, especially if you’re trying to stick to a budget. Tours and excursions can be easy to find, but none would be considered to be cheap day trips! Here’s my recommendations for low cost but high value day trips around Playa del Carmen and Cancun.   Cheap Day…


Best Restaurants in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

There are SO many amazing places to eat here, so I put together this list of the best restaurants in Playa del Carmen to share some with you! We have spent most of the last year here, exploring the food scene. Naturally, we have come across several amazing places to dine. Typically we can be found frequenting food carts, little local places and fairly low-budget friendly places, but every now and then we splurge on…