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Our Recent Escape to El Dorado Maroma

This year marked our ninth trip to the Playa del Carmen area of Mexico. We’ve been staying at the Karisma resorts. So far we’ve been to El Dorado Seaside once, El Dorado Royale/Casitas six and this was our second trip to El Dorado Maroma. You can tell we like the properties. Mary has documented the […]

February Escape (Part II)

This time we were able to venture off the property and do some touring. We took a day trip (8AM to 6PM) to Chichen Itza. This is the Temple of Kukulkan, usually called El Castillo. One used to be able to walk to the top but now it is closed. Perhaps a tourist had too […]

February Escape (Part I)

We were able to escape to Mexico recently. It was a awesome 11 days of doing very little. At least doing very little that required effort. We went back to our favorite spot El Dorado Casitas. Here are two views from our balcony. This one is looking down at the swim-up casitas and; this one […]


We are just winging back from our annual trip to the Cancun area. This is number five. Four at the El Dorado Royale, and once at El Dorado Maroma. I cheated a bit on this trip and visited both. We stayed at Royale and I took a day trip to Maroma (they have a marina […]

El Dorado Royale

Another wonderful week of vacation in Mexico. This was our third trip to El Dorado Royale, fourth in the Cancun area. We quite enjoy our vacations here. Many may not appreciate the pace of the days, but our time here is designed specifically for relaxation (this year punctuated with exercise every morning – and not […]

El Dorado Royale

Mary and I have been enjoying the Mexican Rivera just south of Cancun at a resort called El Dorado Royale. We’ve been here before. There is a lot of butt sitting and reading that goes on. Ten books and counting (Mary is in the lead, barely). I took some time to play. It is fun […]

El Dorado Maroma – Part 1 – The Birds

We had another great getaway last month to the Playa del Carmon area in Mexico. I have been so buried that I haven’t had a chance to post anything about the trip and have not finished processing the pictures. Here are a couple taken with a new camera lens. Lots of fun. Pelicans seem king […]