(Photo/Cardo Rhinez)

El Rey Ruins in Cancún Through the Lens

Tourists go from driving through a lengthy strip of retail shops such as Louie Vuitton and Dolce&Gabbana to a hidden ruin site located in middle of the sleepless city where condos replace skyscrapers. Visitors can still experience small Mayan remnants of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization at El Rey (Las Ruinas del Rey) located in the…

DIY Flower Trinket Container Made from an Egg Carton

I eat eggs. I eat lots of eggs. Therefore I am left with a large quantity of egg cartons. Besides, recycling is boring so instead of throwing the cartons away I get crafty with its uses. Here is a DIY guide to making a recycled trinket organizer with a delicate feel that is also useful. What you will need:…

El Trono doorway in the shape of a monster-like mouth, most likely depicting a jaguar. (Photo/Kendra Yost)

Ek’ Balam Through The Lens

Ek’ Balam is located in beautiful Temozón, Mexico and exhibits 45 Mayan ruin structures. The site lacks sightseers and gigantic tour busses as it is one of the less known ruin sites in the Yucatán making it an intimate experience for the visitor. The astonishing and remarkably well-preserved sculptures uncovered at Ek’ Balam date from…

Thrifting at Segunda Vida

Downtown Playa del Carmen is not absent of boutique shops, but it is missing an abundance of thrift stores.  In America, consignment shops seem to be on nearly every corner but here in Playa I was only able to find one: Segunda Vida (Second Life). The tiny, eclectic shop displays racks of specialty items from…