Ellen

Budget slow traveler in early retirement. Sober, breast cancer warrior, now living flat. Loves chocolate, coffee, stories, puppies.

Juiced up on patience

When there is a power outage in the states, it’s breaking news. People freak out. They sweat. They can’t run the dishwasher or do laundry. News crews roll out in the live truck, powered by a generator, to broadcast to homes with no juice. Here in Tulum, outages are accepted as a part of life, …

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Homes

My parents taught me early on: never, ever knock someone’s home. Dad stressed that as he dropped me and my sister off at a home where we could be looked after while he and mom worked. We started going there when I was about eight years old, my sister about five. The house was lived …

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Top 5 things to know about Tulum in September

Tulum in September with some sargassum seaweed.

A trip to Tulum in September can save money, because that’s “off season” for that part of Mexico. It is ridiculously hot and humid in the summer, and some of the rainy days in September and October can last days – literally – several days straight. However, the trade-off is more money in your pocket …

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