All posts by Matthew Clemente

The Portal Maya sculpture at Parque Fundadores on the beach in Playa del Carmen

3 Days in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya area of Mexico is a popular tourist destination. While Playa is a bit of a party town, with all-inclusive resorts, bars and clubs, it’s also perfectly situated for cultural and adventure tourism. We show you how to spend 3 days in Playa del Carmen and see some fascinating sights (beyond the club).

Scuba diving in the coral channels at Canyon Reef, Roatán

Scuba diving in Roatán

Discovering Roatán’s coral reefs with Anthony’s Key Resort Even though we got our open water certification in Roatán, we didn’t really get to see all that scuba diving in Roatán has to offer (underwater) because our training dives had been limited to just a few

A green sea turtle at the Tent Reef dive site in Saba

Scuba diving in Saba and St. Kitts

Our first scuba vacation With our relatively fresh PADI Advanced Open Water and Nitrox certifications, the next step was to take advantage of our hard work and get some dives under our belt. Sort of by accident, we ended up scuba diving in Saba and

Scuba cylinders (tanks) filled with 32% oxygen enriched air nitrox

Scuba diving with nitrox

It’s hard to get into diving without hearing the word nitrox thrown around. So what’s the fuss about scuba diving with nitrox? Many non-divers incorrectly believe that we dive with pure oxygen (I guess because it’s oxygen that keeps us alive). Most divers dive with the

The Mayan El Castillo pyramid (Temple of Kukulcan) at Chichen Itza

5 Days in the Yucatán

The Yucatán peninsula is where the Mayan civilization reached the peak of its development. It is home to important Mayan cities, including Chichen Itza, Mayapan, and the city that is now the capital of the Yucatán, Mérida. In this itinerary, we show you how to spend 5 days in the Yucatán based out of Mérida, discovering the ancient Mayan sites.

The Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City

5 Days in Mexico City

Mexico City isn’t necessarily the most obvious travel destination, but it’s gaining in popularity. With its fascinating history and stunning architecture, it’s easy to see why. This guide explains how to spend 5 days in Mexico City, hitting all the key sights and attractions.