Vallarta Botanical Gardens

We were on a media trip hosted by Apple Vacations and our itinerary included a day of zip lining and repelling at the Canopy River. Now this sounds like a ...

FREE things in Puerto Vallarta: Sculptures on the Malecon

When planning our #VallartaFUN trip on my MUST DO list was a trip to the new 3km Malecon. The paved boardwalk is THE place to wander along the seaside. It’s ...

Chicago Museums: The Art Institute of Chicago

  Let me start by saying, I am not a fan of museums. Yes, I am a brat, I know.  They overload my brain with information I can’t retain, but ...

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Sights to see on the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

You won’t believe how time will fly when you go to the ...

Now Jade Resort & Spa: What they don’t tell you in the brochure

Now Jade Resort & Spa: What they don’t tell you in the ...

Photos of the Day: Whale Watching in Los Cabos

If you plan to visit Los Cabos, from January to the end ...

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Postcards are not a thing of the past

OH how I LOVE receiving postcards, especially with a nice stamp! Yesterday the mailman brought me just that- a beauty from Machu Picchu, Peru from my friends Jonathan and Laura-SCORE! The stamp is of a Little Blue Heron. It comes on a plate of 4 different stamps. If you click on the link you will […]

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Puerto Vallarta Facts

In preparing for our recent trip we found some fun and interesting Puerto Vallarta facts to share about this fabulous Pacific Coast Mexican city. Here are some we tweeted: 1. Puerto Vallarta Facts: Puerto Vallarta and Seattle were founded in 1851 2.Vallarta FUN Facts: The first ad for vacations to Puerto Vallarta was in 1942 […]

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FriFotos Stars

I thought this week’s #FriFotos theme Stars was going to be a real challenge for me but I was amazed by all the stars I found! Quite controversial in many ways is Marilyn Monroe. The Forever Marilyn statute created quite a stir in the Windy City. I LOVED her! Tourists lined up to have their […]

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Huichol Art in Puerto Vallarta

The Huichol or Wixaritari are the native people who are originally from San Luis Potosi who have migrated to  communities in the Mexican states of Jalisco (where Puerto Vallarta is located), Nayarit (where Nuevo Vallarta is located), Zacatecas and Durango. Amongst themselves they speak their own native language, not Spanish. The Huichol people are incredibly […]

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Papantla Flyers in Puerto Vallarta

You can’t begin to imagine my delight when we stumbled upon the Papantla Flyers on the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta! The Malecon is the recently renovated boardwalk which without a stroll down our #VallartaFUN trip would not be complete. I approached one of the flyers or Voladores as they are called, who was working on […]

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