A First Hand Experience with Dental Tourism in Mexico

Before and after shots - the result of my dental tourism in Mexico. What a difference!

Update January, 2017: It has been less than a year since I had my porcelain veneers done at a dentist office in Playa del Carmen, Mexico (see article below). Within two weeks, the first veneer fell off. I had it replaced by a different dentist, as I was back on the road by then. It … Read more

The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living

A Kodak moment at the We Move Forward Women's Conference on Isla Mujeres, Mexico

I dug into my huevos rancheros with gusto during my last morning on Isla Mujeres, a tiny island off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. Five days earlier I had arrived, tired and dispirited, with little appetite and less energy. Of late, I’d been struggling with the question of whether I should be doing something more … Read more

Caving at Rio Secreto – One of the Most Exciting Adventures of My Life

One of many exquisite caverns we swam and walked through

The first time I stood at the edge of the Grand Canyon I couldn’t stop thinking what it must have been like for the very first person who saw it. I imagined an American Indian emerging from the dense pine forest that surrounds the canyon and stopping in his tracks, overwhelmed by the vista that … Read more

Living the Good Life on Mexican Riviera Maya

Pool and swim-up bar at Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso on the Mexican Riviera Maya

Faithful readers of Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel know that I am no fan of all-inclusive resorts, so when Iberostar Resorts invited me to be part of a press trip to Mexican Riviera Maya, I thought long and hard before accepting. My previous experiences with all-inclusives have left a bad taste in my mouth … Read more

Whispers of Guardian Spirits Echo Through Sacred Cenotes of the Yucatan

From the top of Cenote Samula at Dzitnup I peered into the abyss. Only five or six rough hand-hewn steps were visible before the cave’s gloomy interior swallowed the ancient staircase. Digging my fingertips into sweating limestone walls I descended gingerly, concentrating on keeping my footing on the slick, uneven stones. At the bottom of … Read more