Xel-Ha – The ultimate water park – Cancun

I’m going to start this out by pointing everyone to Trip Advisor. I really can’t tell you everything about this place, except it is a must-do when in Cancun . . . but spend all day and definitely go for the “all-inclusive” deal. You may really want to relax and enjoy this place. Check it out here: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g659488-d275031-Reviews-Xel_Ha_Park-Riviera_Maya_Yucatan_Peninsula.html. Also check out their website at: http://www.xelha.com/ . The … Continue reading Xel-Ha – The ultimate water park – Cancun

Recognizing Awesomeness – Niko – New kid on the block!

 So, check out http://www.facebook.com/NikosItalianExpress, I’m already recognizing this kid as awesome. Why? ‘Cause he left a kickin’ position in some big-time restaurant to give his first go at his own place. Young, motivated and not much yet to lose. Now’s the time to go for it. Awesome!  I just want all luck to go his way . . . we can always use more bad-ass places … Continue reading Recognizing Awesomeness – Niko – New kid on the block!

An Italian in Cancun. Making the worst of a great situation.

Compare every element of the fabulous meal you ate the other day . . . let’s say, give them a 5. Now rank the experience of tonight’s meal that you just ate. On a 0-5 ranking system, what would you give them? Say the number you come up with is 3.5. Using the same grading scale 0-5, now rank the same restaurant comparing them to a … Continue reading An Italian in Cancun. Making the worst of a great situation.

Cambalache – Cancun’s fine Argentinian dining.

Cambalache – means “bazaar” or “junk shop” . . . according to Wikipedia. Not quite sure how this relates to this fine-dinning restaurant that is part of 6 additional restaurants with the same name and also part of a restaurant group that has a couple other restaurant names. Nonetheless, it was one pretty bad-ass Argentinian restaurant that has put all that I’ve been to in … Continue reading Cambalache – Cancun’s fine Argentinian dining.

Wal-Mart, Costco, Denny’s, a dead fish . . . and a coconut bush

I recently had an opportunity to embrace the fellowship of long-time friends and life-long ‘partners-in-crime’. Traveling to foreign lands has landed us at the best kept secret since Denny’s in the United States. Without the knowledge of the language (well, maybe a little), the surroundings or having a personal tour guide, our intuition was to stay close to  home . . . to hold our cards … Continue reading Wal-Mart, Costco, Denny’s, a dead fish . . . and a coconut bush