Mexico: My Favorite Hotels


The Viceroy Riviera Maya (Photo by Brad A.Johnson)

“What’s your favorite hotel in Mexico?” That’s a question I get asked a lot.

It’s a loadeded question to which my answer changes daily. I’ve stayed at so many hotels and resorts in Mexico that I can’t possible count—or even remember—all of them. A favorite? I hesitate to pick just one. However, when pressed, I can usually come up with a short list of the places I most want to go back to again and again. This is, of course, a very personal and subjective list, one that varies wildly from glam to rustic, high-end to low. And it depends on whom I’m traveling with, too. So when asked about my favorite hotel, I generally respond with, “What are you in the mood for?”    Continue reading

What I’m Reading This Week: Virgin Routes, Pilots Having Sex, Summer in Paris and Urban Gondolas


Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic adds Cancun

  1. Virgin Atlantic begins flights to Mexico from UK. Mexico Today
  2. Was the pilot of that doomed Air France flight actually having sex? ABC
  3. Check out this new pop container hotel in England. Hotel Chatter
  4. Paris in the summertime. The best outdoor dining. Paris by Mouth
  5. The London Eye was cool. But this new cable car is even cooler! Terminal U

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What I’m Reading This Week: Cabanas in Tulum, Future Trains, a Faster Plane, and Paris Bakeries!


Papaya Playa, Tulum, Mexico (Design Hotels)

  1. Pop-up restaurants are so last year. Up now: pop-up hotels! (Terminal U)
  2. What really happened on Air France flight 447. (Popular Mechanics)
  3. Changing trains at 200 mph without even slowing down? (Been Seen)
  4. Hold on! This new plane will fly 4x faster than the Concorde! (Terminal U) Continue reading