Category: Mexico

Food Edition: Mexico

Food Edition: Mexico
February 26, 2015

I am an ice cream addict. This addiction came out in full force while I was in Mexico. Devil’s Ice Cream is fabulous. You can find this little haven on the boardwalk towards the river end. It is owned by Americans and right next door to their bar aptly named Devil’s Bar. I tried the Chocolate Tequila. Boy, could you smell and taste the tequila in it. Delicious. The next day I went back and tried the Blackberry Tequila. It was good but go for the chocolate.   […]


Doing the Puerto Vallarta Boardwalk

Doing the Puerto Vallarta Boardwalk
February 24, 2015

Puerto Vallarta blew me away with its oceanside boardwalk called El Malecon. It is by far the best and longest boardwalk I’ve ever walked along. It is huge. By huge, I mean enormous! You can walk for miles or so it seems. Technically, it’s about 15 city blocks long not including the southern extension across the Cuale River. The boardwalk is located in historic downtown from Hotel Rosita south to the Cuale River. The extension crosses the river continuing on to Los Muertos beach and the new colorful […]


Sun Hostel – Puerto Vallarta

Sun Hostel – Puerto Vallarta
February 22, 2015

Welcome to the Sun Hostel of Puerto Vallarta. I booked my stay here on HostelBookers. At the time I booked my stay, both Hostelbookers and the hostel’s website stated they were ‘sister’ hostel to The Amazing Hostel Sayulita which is where I booked my stay for Sayulita. I figured it would make the most sense.  It did until I got there and discovered the family drama. Luckily, it did not affect my reservation or stay at either hostel. I was lucky because the Sun Hostel accommodated the changes […]


The Amazing Hostel Sayulita

The Amazing Hostel Sayulita
December 12, 2014

I love The Amazing Race show so when I discovered a hostel named The Amazing Hostel in Sayulita I knew I had to stay there.  I booked my stay through HostelBookers (not intentional but my review is on the front page for the hostel at the time of writing this post).  Although my hostel experience is limited, The Amazing Hostel is exactly that its amazing.  Further hostels will be compared to this hostel.  I loved it and the area so much I added an additional 2 nights to my week-long […]


Sayulita Transportation

Sayulita Transportation
November 24, 2014

Check out below the modes of transportation in Sayulita.  It’s kind of an anything goes beach town.  The typical resort town golf cart is very popular in Sayulita.  There are rental places and some of the hotels rent their own as well as the resident owned golf carts.  There are fancy decked out 4 seaters, 2 seater wagon-looking carts and stripped down “at least I have a cart” versions.  The four wheeler and motor bike are the most aggressively driven vehicles in town.  They zoom around everywhere.  Watch […]


The Color of Beach Town Mexico

The Color of Beach Town Mexico
November 22, 2014

As a newcomer to foreign travel, there are so many things to first notice when you arrive. My favorite thing – the beautiful color of beach town Mexico.  In my world, Mexico has long been known for it’s colorful clothes, blankets and decorations.  To see it firsthand and the extent to which color is displayed is amazing.  I fell in love and had to stop myself from photographing everything. Color is not restricted to just formal artwork.  It covers buildings, textiles, walkways, piers, furniture, you name it.   […]


Time for a New Place

Time for a New Place
October 30, 2014

It has been forever since I wrote on this blog.  Much to my shame as I like writing.  I have so many posts to write: stuff about Portland, Minneapolis, Milwaukee and many, many things about Chicago and Alaska. But for now, I’m heading off on my next adventure.  Time for a new place to explore. From this gorgeous place: To this gorgeous place: Hola Mexico!  I will be spending the next 2 weeks at the sunny beach town of Sayulita and the city of Puerto Vallarta.  I can’t […]