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How to Get PADI Scuba Certified

Open Water Day 1 The first day of your open water course on your way to getting PADI scuba certified is going to be extremely overwhelming. Everything about diving goes against everything you’ve ever been taught before. You shouldn’t be underwater, you shouldn’t be able to breathe underwater, etc… it goes against everything about human nature...

Rescuing Baby Sea Turtles in Cozumel, Mexico

In October 2020, Cali Cafe suffered a gas leak and exploded and is no longer open If you’ve ever wanted to experience the exhilarating rush of rescuing baby sea turtles, you are able to do that on the island of Cozumel in Mexico. Groups such as Cozumel Turtles are working on the east side of the island to monitor the nests and prepare for rescuing and releasing...

The Pool at Playa Escondida

What is it Like to Stay in the Bachelor in Paradise Hotel, Playa Escondida?

Located about 15 minutes outside of downtown Sayulita, Playa Escondida is where they film the smash hit reality show Bachelor in Paradise. While you may be familiar with the show’s version of the hotel, things are a bit different when they aren’t filming. Gone are a lot of the cabanas you see the contestants snuggling on and, in their place, are more of...

Tips for Visiting Isla Holbox, Mexico

Isla Holbox (pronounced hol-bahsh) is a tiny island northwest of Cancun, Mexico and sits at the northernmost tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. It’s considered one of the few untouched and authentic Mexican paradises that are left after much of the country has been overly commercialized. Come here to relax, unwind, and enjoy this gorgeous tropical paradise! How to...

Is it Ethical to Swim with Whale Sharks?

So, you’ve always wanted to swim with the largest fish in the sea, but you’re concerned about whether or not it is ethical to swim with whale sharks? Let’s discuss. What is a Whale Shark? Whale sharks are the world’s largest fish and they can grow up to 40 feet long, which is about the size of a school bus. In July 2016, whale sharks were...

10 Unique Landscapes to Visit on Your West Coast Road Trip

If you are heading out on an epic west coast road trip, here are 10 unique landscapes from Arizona to Washington that you should add to your list! The Hoh Rainforest, Washington If you’ve ever dreamed about frolicking in a fairytale forest, the Hoh Rainforest inside Olympic National Park is the place to do it. Imagine a place where you can watch giant banana...

Best Things to do in Mexico City

Mexico City is the largest city in North America and is a huge, sprawling, metropolis that seems to go on forever. Boasting over 22 million people in the area, you’d be hard-pressed to explore every last nook and cranny that the city has to offer. However, if you’re planning on heading to CDMX, here are the best things to do in Mexico City that you should...

What To Expect From A Traditional Temazcal Ceremony

We found ourselves nearly naked and struggling to breathe in the thick air full of heavy steam vapors. Huddled on the floor of the pitch-black Temazcal dome with 8 complete strangers, while a drum beat in time to our increasing heart rates and a woman chanted in an ancient language unfamiliar to us. Every second that ticked by seemed like an hour as more and more...