Always Eat 1800 Calories and Do Not Forget Your Greens

A few months back, we sat down for a consultation with a nutritionist. We met her at her office in the southeast portion of the City. We chatted about our relationship with food, our overall intake, health requirements, and our overall fitness. From the first conversation we felt comfortable with her, comfortable enough to explain…

Camera Down, Camera Down… What’s Next?

Just before our pilgrimage to Ireland in April 2016, I sent out a search party and performed in-depth research on compact point-and-shoot digital cameras. For the longest time, I had been a Canon EOS-1N RS or Mamiya M645 shooter. I loved both brands. It gave me the best of both worlds. Fast SLR, fast crisp…

Crawling Out of the Holiday Snakeskin at Work

Its been a bit over a week since our return to civilization and a bit under a week at work. The groggy hangover of vacation is lingering in my spirit. And of course I am far from being back to full tilt work mode. The pain of returning to work as a Project Manager (PM),…

The Return to Civilization

Yesterday, I felt like a bus had run me over then caught my pant leg by the cuff and drug me across a couple of speedbumps as the jetlag exponged itself on my being. The reason for this was our planes’ departure was delayed due to inclement weather on the plane coming down to Huatulco….

Final Thoughts on 10 Days of Condo Living in Huatulco, Mexico

In the final hours of our last day here in Huatulco, we have been packing and gathering our thoughts about the time we have spent here with our friends, getting to know this area, adventures from Pluma Hidalgo to La Bocana, meeting new people and tasting new cuisine. Reminiscing about our trials and tribulations around…

Unknown Roads Will Take You to Amazing Destintations

There is a place down a roadway which I cannot describe how to get to or get out of. It is a roadway which starts after the turn off for San Augustin and before a very large bridge. I recall there being road marker signs near the side of the road and painted on it…

The Roadway into Coffee Country and to Pluma Hidalgo

On page 151, of our Moon, Oaxaca travel guide, by Justin Henderson he describes “a century before Bahias de Huatulco development was even on the drawing board, the cooler, greener Huatulco uplands were home to a community of farmers and fruit and coffee ranchers.” Through other sources and word of mouth, our hosts Tony and…

A Mid-Morning Taxi Ride to Bahia Maguey

Our plan for today was walk down the hill and into the local shopping market to purchase 2x snorkel kits 2x sunscreen bottles 1x sunglasses Then make our way outside to catch s taxi to a nearby beach called Bahia Maguey. This particular beach is about 2 miles from our condo in Santa Cruz. It…

What Constitutes a Successful Fishing Trip?

Everything that I do best happens after 2pm, so when I asked Tony, “what time are we leaving for the dock?” And his reply was “we leave at 6:15am.” I must have winced because his response to whatever gesture my face pulled was, “you said you wanted to go deep sea fishing? Then this is…

Seven Lessons of Learning to Paddleboard

Sometime last summer the wife had been pestering me about trying the new sport of paddleboarding back home in Alberta. Not exactly high on my list of things to try, and not one to back down from at least giving it a go. Before we even arrived in Mexico the wife had read on one…

Dinner and a Stroll Through the Streets of La Crucecita

Let’s get straight to the point, our condo mates asked us to join them for a nice dinner in the town of La Crucecita instead of cooking dinner in the condo. Everyone showered and dressed for an evening out on the town. After rising this morning Nancy hopped onto a local Facebook page called What’s…

Today’s Lesson Learned is About Adventure Hiking in Mexico

There are rules every hiker knows and should obey when they set out to wander through a bush, forest or land which they are both unfamiliar with and/or familiar with, these rules are; Tell someone who is not on the hike where you are going. This includes approximate time getting onto the trail, how long…

What Happns when you Land at Huatulco International Airport ?

Seven hours and fifty-six minutes later, I’m still wondering how we actually made it thru Huatulco International Airport in less than fifteen minutes ? What I mean by this is the Westjet flight we were on, landed on the tarmac about 11:16am roughly twenty-three minutes ahead of schedule. The flight attendant announced on the intercom…

Somewhere Over Mexico

Thinking backwards now, that red-eye flight to Toronto seems like yesterday when in fact it was earlier this morning. We’ve been traveling since 9:09pm when we departed home headed to Edmonton International Airport. Our first flight on Tuesday at 12:05am to Toronto some 5 hours away. Three by flight and two by time zone. Landing…