Monday, May 29th, 2017

AK Monthly Recap: May 2015

May 2015 is going down in history as one of the funnest months of my life. I’ve had a lot of good months in my life — March and April of this year are certainly up there — but May was OUTSTANDING. The month started out with the end of my second tour, followed by a trip […]

The Irresistible Food of Haramara Retreat

Spending a week at Haramara Retreat in Sayulita with Nourish Retreats was fantastic. As you read before, the resort is fantastic and unlike anywhere I’ve ever stayed before. But the food was on another level. I’m not exaggerating when I say this — after traveling through France, Italy, Thailand and Vietnam, some of the best […]

Why Retreats are Great for First-Time Solo Female Travelers

Months ago, I wrote a post on great trips for first-time solo female travelers. I highlighted three kinds of trips: outdoor group adventures, city breaks, and organized trips where you learn a skill — like surfing. Then I found myself enjoying Sayulita, Mexico, on a fitness retreat with Nourish Retreats. It was exactly the kind […]

Surfing in Punta de Mita, Mexico

When I became aware of the Nourish Retreats escape to Sayulita this year, I was most excited for one thing: the surfing! After surfing in Bali, I knew that I had fallen in love — and I had to keep up my newfound interest somehow! While Sayulita is a big surfing town, it wasn’t ideal […]

Charming, Colorful Sayulita, Mexico

If there’s any quintessential beach town in Mexico, Sayulita is the one to beat. Set against a brilliant beach and filled with colorful buildings, cheap eateries and surfer hangouts, Sayulita seems like the kind of place where one could get stuck for quite a long time! One thing I loved about my week with Nourish Retreats […]

On Being Out of Shape at a Fitness Retreat

I tend to be a bit of a worrier.  So before my plane touched down here in Sayulita, Mexico, the following thought was stuck in my head: OH MY GOD, EVERYONE HERE IS GOING TO HAVE THE ABS OF A LESBIAN GYM OWNER AND I’M GOING TO BE HUFFING AND PUFFING AFTER A PUSH-UP AND […]

Greetings from Haramara Retreat, Sayulita, Mexico!

Haramara Retreat in Sayulita, Mexico, is unlike anywhere I’ve ever stayed before. This spa and yoga retreat center completely blows my mind. I’ll be staying here with Nourish Retreats for the next week.  You’ll hear much more about Nourish Retreats and my Sayulita trip in the coming days! Terri and Kim, the founders and co-owners […]

My Next Adventure: Surfing in Mexico! And You Can Join Me!

Image: hmerinomx I am thrilled to announce that my next adventure will take me to Sayulita, Mexico! I have been invited by Nourish Retreats to join them for their Escape 2011 trip — a week of surfing, yoga, healthy meals, wellness, and living in an eco resort! And here’s the best part — you can […]

Best Cancun Bar: Senor Frogs

The best bar in Cancun is Senor Frogs.  Sure, there are lots of competitors for the title of Cancun’s best bar — I’d put Carlos & Charlie’s in second place — but Senor Frogs absolutely deserves its title. Senor Frogs is the best Cancun bar because the staff make it their duty to make sure […]

Photo of the Week: Cancun Sunset

The sun sets on a sweltering August night in Cancun as pirates sail away in the background.