This Issue: What's Inside
Los colores calientes! In the Market for Color?
When I dream of Mexico, I dream in color. Vibrant cobalt blues on glassware rims and in tilework designs. Kaleidoscopic rainbows of serapes, curios and pottery piled in tourist markets.
Coconut Shrimp in Ixtapa Confessions of a Spice-Challenged Mexico Traveler
First, letís get this straight: I really like spices. The trouble is, they donít like me. So, where does a spice-challenged traveler chow down in Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo?
Plan Your Trip

Visit Mexico
Ritz-Carlton, CancunAAA Honors Ritz-Carlton, Cancun
Rates it North America's Top Hotel. The American Automobile Association (AAA) has awarded its prestigious 2008 Five Diamond rating to the Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, resort, plus its two fine dining restaurants, Fantino and The Club Grill.
Gusto Mexicano
Viking Cooking CenterMixed Grill Cancun-Style a la Ritz-Carlton Cancun
For those who would like to take home more than a memory of their visit to Cancun, the Ritz-Carlton has expanded the scope of its Culinary Center. Guests can learn to entertain and grill with a Mexican flair in their new outdoor Viking Cooking Center.
Day Trip
Pyramid in CobaVisit to a Maya Village
Anticipating what the day would offer, I awaited the Altournative van to transport several other visitors and me into the Yucatecan jungle, expecting an Indiana Jones-type adventure. Actually, it is one of myriad day-trips available to broaden the Cancun travel experience.
Hasta La Vista VISTA
Luna Lunera by Simon El HageLuna Lunera by Simon El Hage
You canít simply call it travel photography. It belongs more to that different category of photography where photographs capture you, as a viewer, as much as in a particular time as in a location. There is an undeniable, haunting quality about the work of Simon El Hage.

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