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BEST Mexican Pico de Gallo Recipe

Since I schooled you all the other day on how to makeĀ a killer guacamole, I figured the next logical step would be for you to learn an even simpler, though equally requisite, Mexican recipe… Pico de Gallo! Pico de Gallo, otherwise known as salsa fresca, is so versatile in Mexican dishes, it’s pretty much an imperativeĀ recipe to have in your arsenal. I feel silly even writing it out because it’s so darn easy. But since…

Budget Travel

20 Must-Pack Items for Budget Travel

Packing for long term travel can be intimidating. Sure, there are stores pretty much everywhere where you can buy most essentials. But sometimes there are things that it just makes sense to bring from home. In nearly 2 years of full time travel, we’ve found a few things that we feel are must-pack items, regardless of the length of our trip. Here are 20 things we consider to be necessary in our carry-on only travel…

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19 Cheap & Free Things to do in New York City

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 accomodation-that was about $70usd/night) 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 sell 7 and…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Unchooling with No Support System: It Gets Better!

I wanted to share a ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ moment with you all… Especially with those of you that have a hard time with family and their judgment about your chosen lifestyle in regards to unschooling and worldschooling. 3 years ago my then-11 yr old son and I made the jump into homeschooling. Unschooling to be specific. When our family found out, they were far from impressed. The typical questions arose: What…

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Best Food Carts in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

One of the most prominent food scenes here is the food cart scene. You’ll see carts on almost every corner throughout the whole city! This post will share some of the best food carts in Playa, but will no way hit all of them! There are some seriously amazing stands here in town. One could eat for months at food carts alone, and still not see all of them! Many do money around, though many…

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My Favourite Photos in New York City

Weve visited New York City twice now. Once in the fall of 2015, and again in the fall of 2016. We quickly fell in love with the city, and made it a mission to see as much of it as we could. During that mission I took a TON of photos. I couldn’t just let the, hide away in a folder on my computer, so I decided to compile a few of my favourites here!…

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