Health

How To Keep Your Dentist in Business

June 30, 2024 0
A few years ago, I booked an emergency visit with my dentist for a cracked molar.  When he asked me how it happened, I told him I had been eating popcorn and crunched on some of the unpopped kernels, which I find weirdly satisfying.  He sighed. I was not the [……]
Health

7 Natural Ways to Cleanse Your Lungs

June 30, 2024 0
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), exposure to air pollution results in 4.2 million deaths worldwide each year. Cigarette smoking is the cause of death for 1 in every 5 people   in the United States. As the lungs are self-cleaning organs, they can begin to heal themselves once exposure to pollutants stops. Here are a [……]
Nature and Critters

¡Tierra Despierta!

May 31, 2024 0
Young Mexican artists united to raise awareness about the environmental issues  in Quintana Roo’s underground flooded cave systems  due to the poor sewage treatments in hotels and pueblos and unconscious tourism. This short film narrates the story of how our mother Earth, in the blink of an eye, loses her [……]
People

In Memoriam: William “Memo” James Essy

May 31, 2024 0
“Memo” Essy died on April 15, 2024 in Lake Wales, FL.  Memo and his wife Marcy were pioneers in the early days of Akumal.  They so enjoyed it here.  His friends  in Akumal and in the surrounding areas will miss Memo.  We were happy to see Memo here in Akumal [……]
Nature and Critters

Sky Excitement for June 2024

May 31, 2024 0
The next planetary alignment – the Planet Parade – will happen on June 3, 2024. “In the early morning from the last week in May through June 4 you can see Saturn in the southeast, Mars in the east and the moon, all forming what appears to be a line and visible [……]
Nature and Critters

New Regs for Dogs Entering U.S.

May 31, 2024 0
CDC issues regulations to control the entry of dogs into the United States from other countries. These rules apply to all dogs, including puppies, service animals, and dogs that left the United States and are returning. They also apply whether you are a U.S. citizen, legal U.S. resident, or foreign [……]
Tourist FYI

Xalmar Beach Club

May 31, 2024 0
A couple of Sundays ago, my neighbors and I tried the Xalmar Beach Club, located on beautiful Xpu-Ha beach.  The entrance is located right before the Catalonia Hotel, just before the wall.  There’s tons of parking with only a short walk to the beach.  A reservation is necessary.  Opening at [……]
Interesting Facts

1001 (or several) Uses for Coffee Grounds

May 31, 2024 0
Most of us have leftover coffee grounds every morning.  Have you ever wondered what you could do with them other than tossing them in the trash?  It turns out there are ways to put them to good use. Boost you compost pile: Adding used coffee grounds and paper coffee filters [……]
Akumal Foodie

New Ways to Use Mole

May 31, 2024 0
Mole is great, but its use in Mexican food can often be very traditional. Push the boundaries of what is possible with some of our alternative mole recipes. (sunbasket) Mole, a rich and complex sauce deeply embedded in Mexican culture, stands as a culinary “sacred cow” for many reasons. Historically, [……]