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The best Holbox restaurants you need to eat at

For a relatively small island, Isla Holbox isn't short of places to eat. In fact, the Holbox restaurants we ate at were some of the best of our entire trip to Mexico. Yes, often cheaper AND tastier than some restaurants in Tulum. If you're planning a trip to Isla Holbox, then be sure to check out my pick of some of the best restaurants in Holbox that you simply can't miss! Looking for things to ...

15 Cheap & free things to do in Tulum, Mexico

I'm a budget traveller at heart and I can't quite bring myself to spend hundreds on one thing when I could find lots of cheap things to do when travelling. On our trip to Tulum, I wasn't concerned about visiting the luxury resorts in Tulum, or the expensive restaurants in Tulum, Mexico. I wanted some sun, sea, and great tacos. Luckily, that's pretty easy to find in Tulum and all of those are just some ...

The best Bowen Island accommodation

A Bowen Island day trip is one of the best Vancouver weekend getaways. And the one thing that makes a Bowen Island getaway even better is choosing to stay a night or two on the island. Each time I've been to Bowen Island, I've stayed two nights on the island and I think it's the perfect way to really experience the relaxing effects of island life. Below are some of my top picks for Bowen ...

The best things to do in Holbox, Mexico

Our recent trip to Mexico included spending 3 days in Isla Holbox, or just 'Holbox', as you'll commonly hear it referred to. This Mexican island is growing in popularity and is often cited as "the next Tulum". We much preferred it to Tulum, where we'd spent the 4 days prior. It was quieter, cheaper, and prettier! While Holbox is getting more popular as the years go on, when we visited Holbox in October, it was super ...

How to spend a layover in Mexico City

On our recent trip to Tulum and Isla Holbox, we had a long layover in Mexico City on our way back to Vancouver. It was originally supposed to be a couple of hours, which we'd planned to spend at the airport, but this was extended and we had about 20 hours in Mexico City. Our flight landed late in the evening on a Sunday night and left the following Monday evening. This meant we had ...

How to get to Isla Holbox from Cancun, Tulum and other popular cities

On our recent trip to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, we travelled to the beautiful, peaceful island of Isla Holbox from Tulum. I'd heard it's supposed to be "the new Tulum" and so I was keen to see the difference (spoiler alert: we both much preferred it to Tulum). I've also heard it's quieter and prettier than Isla Mujeres if you're looking to compare Mexico islands. We spent 3 days relaxing by the beach, swimming in a ...

The ultimate Tulum travel guide (on a budget)

Are you planning to travel to Tulum and want to make sure you don't miss any of the best things to do in Tulum? Consider this your ultimate Tulum travel guide! While I did an (almost) excessive amount of research before travelling to Tulum, there were a few things I wish I'd know before or things we did that I hadn't seen anyone else mention. We didn't spend a fortune in Tulum and, despite what ...

16 Incredibly useful gifts for hikers they’ll ACTUALLY want

It's that time of year again when everyone's thinking about gifts! If you know some hikers and are wondering what to get them this year then be sure to check out this list of the BEST gifts for hikers. These Christmas gifts for hikers are based on my own experience of things that are useful when I'm out hiking in Vancouver (or dog walking 'cause that kinda counts too, right?). They're things I use every ...

Where to stay in Tulum – and how to choose which part of Tulum to stay in

When we booked our Tulum trip I immediately began looking at where to stay in Tulum and discovered two things. One, Tulum accommodation is insanely expensive, two it's so difficult to try and choose somewhere to stay. I wasn't sure whether to stay by the beach, in the town or somewhere in between, whether I should opt for a Tulum Airbnb, a beach resort in Tulum, a luxury hotel or do what we usually do ...