Eating in Cancun, Tulum, and Isla Mujeres


Typical breakfast included at many hotels and hostels in Mexico: 2 pieces of white bread toasted with butter and jam, orange juice, and coffee. Called the ‘Sooper Dooper’ at Buho’s restaurant in Isla Mujeres: 2 fried eggs, 2 slices bacon, toast, 2 small hotcakes. Even while traveling, I love to eat a big salad at…

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Unforgettable Meals in Puerto Viejo: Part 1


Before arriving, I heard rumors of spicy, fragrant, and flavorful Caribbean cuisine in Puerto Viejo. In fact, it’s one of the reasons I begged Andie to spend her sun (and occasionally rain) soaked days here with me. Creamy coconut chicken, garlic butter drenched lobster, and spicy seafood stew beckoned me from this town deep in…

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Punta Uva Eats


Ultra-limey guacamole with freshly fried tortillas Freshly squeezed watermelon juice Sea bass tacos with pico de gallo, guacamole, cilantro, and crisp greens Jamaican Margarita made from the juice of hibiscus flower alongside a coconut creamy pina colada Carrot and red cabbage slaw, curried chickpeas, shaved fresh beet, greens drizzled with sweet ginger sauce Saucy smoked…

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My Edible Birthday

  Just for a fun change of pace, I thought I’d share all of the lovely eating that ensued on my birthday yesterday. It’s an illustration of me eating exactly what I wanted, and reveling in every delicious minute. Breakfast: Whole wheat sour cream pancakes drizzled with pure maple syrup. Mid-morning: Fluffernutter Nutella cupcake lovingly…

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Serendipity 3 Las Vegas

To begin day two of the Harrah’s Las Vegas Taste Tour, our group headed out into the sunshine to brunch at Serendipity 3, the sweet eatery most famous for its over-the-top desserts. Namely, the Frrrozen Hot Chocolate. photo courtesy Scott Roeben Now, as an admitted sweet-seeker, knowing I was brunching at Serendipity, I woke up…

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After having cocktails at VooDoo Lounge, the group of bloggers and I headed to Cafe Martorano for what would be a three course, multi-plate, how-many-times-can-I-‘mmm’-and-‘aaahhhh’-without-causing-a-scene dinner. Martorano’s is a self-proclaimed ‘old-school’ Italian eatery in The Rio Casino, Las Vegas. Chef and owner Steve Martorano is the mastermind behind the swanky supper spot, a throwback to…

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VooDoo Lounge

Last Friday night, my Vegas vacation began at VooDoo Lounge in the Rio All Suite Resort and Casino. Because no welcome is warmer than that of a smoking fuschia cocktail…and I’d heard magic could be purchased on the rocks. I’m not one to argue. Fifty-one stories up, the lounge is two-floors, and its patio boasts…

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Supper and Cirque in the City of Sin

Let me begin with an apology. The photography portion of this post will be brought to you courtesy Daniel’s iPhone. Bless that flashless, grainy, pixelated product. And I suppose bless me because these were my first attempts at iPhone photography. Vegas is sweltering. I don’t usually wear shorts because often the hotter the temp is…

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