What It’s Like to Swim With Whale Sharks

Whale Shark

After cruising through the most stunning turquoise water, we had finally arrived to the danger zone. Everywhere you looked you could see dorsal fins protruding out of the water. I’m talking 60-70 whale sharks in sight and that just in the area where our boat had stopped. On top of that, the tour [...]

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Apartment Renting in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen Rooftop Pool

Not long after landing in Playa del Carmen, I started the hunt for a long-term apartment. Lucky for me, I was able to stay with my friend while I searched for a place of my own. I knew I wanted to find an apartment downtown (Centro) that would be close enough to 5th [...]

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Where in the World is Playa del Carmen?

Playa del Carmen

For those of you that might be unfamiliar with Playa del Carmen, here’s a quick orientation to where it’s located, as well as a map of the Riviera Maya region. With so many towns making up this part of the Caribbean coastline, it’s taken me many trips to Playa to finally get all of [...]

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Moving to Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen Beach

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.”

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