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Tulum Beach House- Casa de las Olas

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Beach house Tulum, beach house Tulum, beach house Tulum....the words that run through my head every time I check to see if we've won the lottery. While we have yet to win, we were lucky enough to spend a weekend at Casa de las Olas in Tulum to get a taste of what we can look forward to when our numbers do hit.

We often get down to the Riviera Maya on the weekends, though usually we'll just spend the day and return home to Cancun in the evening or we'll throw the tent up on the beach and rough it. It was a real treat for us to get to spend a whole weekend at Casa de las Olas! This place is incredible, it's the very last house before the Sian Kaan biosphere, at the end of the Tulum hotel zone. Tucked away in the jungle, the peace and quiet was bliss after a week in the big city. The only sounds to be heard were the crashing waves, the breeze ruffling through the palm trees and the calls of the birds. (And of course my non-stop babbling five year old). The house has…

Photos by Max

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Max is growing up, enough so that I feel comfortable letting him use the "big person" camera without me having a panic attack every time he touches it. I decided to take him out for a little photography project in the neighbourhood to see what we could see. I told him to take pictures of whatever he thought was "photo-worthy" (this was quickly followed by a vocabulary lesson on the word "worthy"). Here's what my little guy decided was "worthy" of his lens.
These little red flowers are everywhere!


Getting down to the nuts and bolts of things


Following in mommy's footsteps with his love of iguanas


We call this "The Hairy Tree"


He spotted a very groovy tree trunk


An odd thing to find in the park


He spotted these bananas in a tree (I didn't, good catch bud!)


Apparently Mommy is worthy of a shot

Not too bad for a five year old (though I might be a little biased). Unfortunately now he wants a "big person" camera all his own,…

A Plea for Your Clicks- LocoGringo Photo Contest

I know, I know, I disappear for a week and come back asking for help. I apologize, but I need your assistance! I've entered a photo contest sponsored by the fabulous folks at LocoGringo and I would love if you could give me a little click and help me win an amazing prize. The HD video camera with an underwater casing, my dream, my dream, just think of all the things I could do!
1. Videos of my cleaning lady scrubbing the bath tub. 2. Videos of giving the dog a bath in the garden 3. Videos of Max doing the dishes (a LOT of water involved with this one) 4. Videos shot from the bottom of a yard glass of margaritas at one of the local night clubs. 5. Videos of the inside of my tinaco 6. Videos of the famous flooding in Cancun 7. Videos from inside the eye of a hurricane (**pending the arrival of such a beast and my purchase of a helmet and protective gear) 6. And of course, videos of snorkeling the reefs and cenotes of the Riviera Maya!
You can vote daily, give a click HERE and help…