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Best Tacos in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

It’s no secret that tacos are one of my favourite foods. So when we came to Mexico it quickly became a mission to find the best tacos in Playa del Carmen! In our 3 visits to the city, totalling about 9 months, we’ve had the opportunity to try out quite a few taco places. Here I’ve compiled a list of the ones I think serve the best tacos in Playa. Try them out, and let me…

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Best Chicken in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

One staple in Playa del Carmen is pollo asado, or roasted chicken. You can find a ‘polleria’ on almost every corner! Many are very small establishments, and only sell until they run out of their daily supply. These places have some of the best chicken in Playa! Prices range from $70mx to $125mx for a whole chicken. Each order typically comes with tortillas, salsa, rice and black beans to make your own tacos. You can…

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Budget Travel Tips by a Full Time Traveller

My teen and I have been living the budget travel life full time for almost 2 years now, but we have actually been living a fairly extreme budget life since he was a baby. I was/am a single mom, trying to balance my time spent with him and my time working to pay our bills, so living on a tight budget just became a way of life for us. Over the years I learned how to…

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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…