Author Archives: Shibby


About Shibby

Digital creator and independent consultant in Raleigh, NC. Owner at Soul Surfer Consulting, working with All Things Open. Author:

Holiday in paradise: Home for the rest of the holidays

Today was a travel day. Our flight left at 8:00 am and we had to get up, travel to the airport, fill up with gas, return the car, check our bags, and get through security. We got this, but it was a process. I saw rain in the forecast in Atlanta, where we connect through, so I hope we don’t have any issues or delays getting home. Getting upgraded to first class on the long segment was a nice start.

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Holiday in paradise: Catamaran trip to Isla Mujeres

Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, and Mele Kalikimaka from Cancun. The family was back on the water with a catamaran trip scheduled for Isla Mujeres. Our trip included snorkeling in the MUSA, a buffet lunch, and free time on the beach before departing back in the afternoon showers that rolled through. We had an amazing day despite the rain, but then the reality of traveling tomorrow hits us as we have to pack up and be ready to head to the airport to head home.

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Holiday in paradise: Snorkeling in Puerto Morelos

Today we explored the small beach town of Puerto Morelos. Our Christmas Eve was spent in the Caribbean Sea looking at fish and coral reefs. We drove 30-minutes south to Puerto Morelos and snorkeled at the National Reef Park with Wet Set Diving and Snorkeling Adventures. Then, we worked up an appetite and found some delicious grinds at La Petita en la Playita before chilling on the beach for a while and cleaning out some leftovers at our AirBnB.

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Holiday in paradise: A visit to Chichen Itza

Bucket list: Visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World

Today was the educational portion of our vacation. We booked a “12-hour tour” (sing with me, “A 12-hour tour”) to Chichen Itza and explored an ancient Mayan pyramid. It was super dope to learn about the gigantic calendar and every detail has some significance. The alignment to the sun, the number of steps, and the connections to the surrounding buildings.👽 We had a guided tour, then had time to explore on our own. We survived a long, 14-hour day with a lot of it on the bus, swam in a Cenote, and saw one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

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