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Low Budget Living in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

First Taste of Low Budget Living To be fair, we have been experienced at low budget living for most of Seth’s life. So technically this isn’t a new thing. However, this is our first time living somewhere that we’re not struggling to get bills paid, since the average cost of living is a fraction of what we were used to in our old life. But… I digress. At any rate, in early 2016, Seth and…

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11 Ways Travel Has Ruined My Life

I’ve been travelling full time for 2 years now. And those 2 years have been absolutely amazing. But…. they’ve also basically ruined my life.  During the last 2 years I’ve spent time in Mexico, Florida, Canada, and spent 3 months road tripping the USA in my little Toyota Echo. Next up is South East Asia and Europe… Needless to say, they are many more adventures coming my way! I’ve learned SO MUCH about the world…

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Bacalar, Mexico on a Budget

Living in Playa del Carmen, we’ve been hearing about how beautiful Bacalar, Mexico is for ages! It’s only 4 hours south, so it felt like high time for us to plan a trip to visit this town! So with a couple days of planning, we set off! We hopped on the ADO to make the 4.5 hour drive. Tickets were only $180mx each, each way. So around $18usd roundtrip. You can see the schedule here….

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Pink Lakes of Las Coloradas, Mexico- a Low Budget Day Trip

Rio Lagartos is a small fishing town about 3 hours north west of Playa del Carmen, in the Yucatan state. To be honest, it’s a town I hadn’t given much thought to, until I connected with a new friend on Facebook who was on her way to visit Playa del Carmen for a week. Somewhere in her research she had stumbled upon ‘the pink lakes of Las Coloradas, Mexico’ and mentioned wanting to see them….

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BEST Mexican Pico de Gallo Recipe

Since I schooled you all the other day on how to make 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 imperative recipe to have in your arsenal. I feel silly even writing it out because it’s so darn easy. But since…

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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 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…

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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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