Hola everybody! I know, I know, it's been a long time since I've written but here I am with a brand new post and hairdo!
So, what's the Canuck been up to? Working, exploring, being mom and cleaning up after six cats. I've got a new car (her name is Dusty and I love her!), got a new kitty named Blaze (love her too!) and a "new" job!
Dusty The Adventuremobile
Blaze: Kitty Number Six
After years of working freelance, writing in my jammies from home and enjoying it MASSIVELY, I was invited to interview for a travel agency here in Cancun to create content and develop and implement strategies in social media marketing. I confess that I was hesitant to return to "la vida Godinez" (a very Mexican expression for "office worker/drone") after years of "freedom" and no uniforms. I was frank about my doubts and clear about the conditions I would need to commit to the change. We came to an agreement and I joined the team at GoMexico.
A few weeks back Max and I were invited to the Yuum Ha Boutique Hotel in the sleepy fishing village of Rio Lagartos, Yucatan. This was my second visit to the town, the first was a bit of a pouring rain disaster so I was excited to a) see the flamingos without having to squint through a deluge and b) introduce Max to the magic of the biosphere.
I suppose the first thing we need to get out of the way is the "Rio versus Ria" debate. As soon as I started posting on social media during the trip, I started to receive messages correcting me on the name. As I am a pro and have been doing this for a while now (ahem), I was very deliberate in the words I chose. "Rio Lagartos" is the name of the municipality, the small town on the gulf coast of Yucatan state. "Ria Lagartos" is the name of the biosphere and natural areas. A "ria" is defined as "a long narrow inlet formed by the partial submergence of a river valley", basically another word for &q…
Our recent Mother/Son Road Trip was such a blast and a big part of it was our day at Lost Mayan Kingdom in Mahahual. The waterpark has been open less than a year, aiming at the cruise ship visitors who dock in the Costa Maya and they have done a fantastic job of creating an excursion for families that love adventure.
We had the great fortune of visiting on a day with no ships in port, we had the park almost completely to ourselves! Max better not get accustomed to this VIP/private water park treatment or I am in big trouble.
The concept of the park is unique, centered around a giant pyramid from which all the ziplines and waterslides originate. To the delight of my knees, there are no stairs or towers to climb, the elevators whisk you to the floor of your choice. With twelve waterslides and several zipline courses, the elevators were definitely a life saver.
Max and I hit the ziplines first, fast and furious adrenaline! The staff were amazing, so friendly and funny though they take …