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How To Make Authentic Refried Beans

When it comes to authentic Mexican cuisine, refried beans are an undeniable staple. A favorite in any food-loving kitchen, refried beans are actually not “twice fried”, but in fact are titled for their original name, “frijoles refritos”, translating to “well-fried”. Refried beans are always delicious with anything from burritos and fajitas, to simply topping the beans off with an extra sprinkle of cheese and… Read More

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Regional Mexican Cuisine: 12 Must Have Dishes In The Yucatan Peninsula

If you live in the United States, chances are you’ve had Mexican cuisine where you live. Chances are good that the food you had was actually pretty good, and even further possible that you can name a handful of truly delicious meals you’ve had at such a restaurant. The chances are slim, however, that what you indulged in what a traditional Mexican dish, but… Read More

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10 Reasons Why You Should Go To The Yucatan Peninsula

The Yucatan Peninsula is a swath of land in eastern Mexico, separating the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico. Rich in scenery and history, this area attracts tourists from all walks of life to both its shores and interior, as visitors can explore everything from crystal clear waters to Mayan Ruins, which cover much of the land in the core of the peninsula…. Read More

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Gate 1 Travel Review

Before using Gate 1 Travel, it was hard to find online reviews that gave a true indication of the experience of using Gate 1 and its services. Hoping to help you all out, we decided to create a Gate 1 Travel review of our own! Gate 1 Travel is an internet-based travel booking company that has, since 1981, grown into one of the largest… Read More

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The Ultimate Guide: How To Travel In The Yucatan Peninsula

It wasn’t traveling to Chichen Itza that stole our hearts. It wasn’t climbing ancient Mayan ruins or taking photographs of structures we’d dreamed about seeing in history books and travel magazines. It wasn’t simply traveling the Riviera Maya that captivated us. It was all of it. It was traveling to the Yucatan Peninsula, in its entirety. Travel is addictive for a lot of reasons, and… Read More

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Review: Valladolid’s Hotel Maria De La Luz in Yucatan, Mexico

Traveling to the Yucatan Peninsula, we were moved by the beauty of the people, food, culture and history of the region. From Chichen Itza to Ek Balam and Tulum, we experienced the vast array of what the Mayan civilization built over a whirlwind tour that all centered from Valladolid – a central Yucatan city with which we fell utterly in love. This was all… Read More