The White City of Merida, Mexico

In late-December 2017, I spent several days visiting some of the Spanish Colonial cities on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Merida is the largest city on the Yucatan, as well as the capital. Just as Izamal is known as “The Yellow City”, Merida is known as “The White City”. Although don’t expect to see a ton of […]

Kinich El Sabor Restaurant in Izamal, Mexico

After reading the superlative reviews on tripadvisor and Brittany Thiessen’s incredibly informative guide to Izamal, I knew that I just had to try Izamal’s most famous restaurant, Kinich El Sabor. Kinich is located in a beautiful building which is only a short walk from the main square. You enter into this lobby area which is as […]

The Yellow City of Izamal, Mexico

On the first full day of our late-December trip to the Yucatan, we set out early from Cancun to our primary destination, the capital city of Merida. But on the way, we detoured to spend an afternoon taking a million photos exploring around the beautiful city of Izamal, “La Ciudad Amarillo” or “The Yellow City”. Getting There […]

Four Points by Sheraton Cancun Centro Review

In December 2017, Colleen and I traveled to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and spent our first night of the trip at the Four Points by Sheraton Cancun Centro. While not near the beach or the touristy “Hotel Zone”, it was perfect for our needs. Located fairly close to the airport, we got an excellent night of sleep […]

Brewery Review: Wynwood Brewing Company in Miami

I spent Christmas 2017 visiting my parents in Miami. On Christmas Eve, my girlfriend Colleen and I headed over to the Wynwood neighborhood to photograph its famous walls and of course, partake in some craft beer. After hitting up J. Wakefield, our next stop was the first brewery to open in Wynwood and in fact, […]

Brewery Review: J. Wakefield in Miami, Florida

On Christmas Eve, after photographing Wynwood’s iconic walls for a couple hours, I headed over to J. Wakefield brewing, one of four breweries in the Wynwood neighborhood. J Wakefield has a small parking lot and if it’s full, there is the ubiquitous PayByPhone street parking available for $1.50 per hour. Everything is so close that we just […]

Valley Of Fire State Park, Nevada

In December 2017, we concluded our roadtrip of the southwest in Las Vegas. Having visited Las Vegas many times before, we were looking for something different to fill our one remaining day before flying home and Valley of Fire State Park fit the bill perfecty. Valley of Fire is located in the Mojave Desert, about […]

Wynwood And Its Famous Walls

In December 2017, I spent an afternoon taking in the Wynwood Walls, located in the vibrant Wynwood neighborhood of Miami. Besides art, this is also a key craft beer destination, boasting four breweries within walking distance of each other. I will be reviewing some of those venues separately, but before the drinking commenced, we first […]

Roaming The Southwest Day 6: Page AZ, Glen Canyon Dam, and Horseshoe Bend

After one final breakfast at Maswick food court, we set out for our next destination: Page, Arizona and its famous Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Slot Canyons. But first, there was some still some exploring to do in the eastern reaches of the Grand Canyon. Yavapai Point First up was Yavapai Point. Besides the viewpoint itself, there […]