It’s hard to believe we have only a week left before the family departs cold, wet Washington D.C. for the Yucatan, Mexico. You can see our planned itinerary here, but we are sure to deviate.
- Part 1: Ruins, Cenotes and Flamingos Oh My!
- Part 2 : Camping with kids in the jungle
- Part 3: The beaches of the Riviera Maya
Follow us along the trip here. We will be posting as often as we can, but we expect intermittent internet access so it may not be daily.
Some last minute additions to our packing list that you might find useful:
- Dive lights and snorkel equipment for the girls for cenotes and lagoons. (Christmas gifts.)
- Biodegradable sunblock. – Many of the cenotes and lagoons demand eco-friendly sunscreen. We hope it works!
- Ultra-powerful mosquito repellent. : Dengue fever is a real risk in the jungle. I get bitten severely by mosquitoes. We will probably not use this on kids.
- High-absorbency towels. We will be our own towel service for much of the trip. I hope these are effective and un-smelly.
- Car USB charger: We’ll need lots of power on the road and the should do the trick.
- Mexico GPS road maps: You didn’t think we’d go without a GPS did you? I have no idea how well this will work. Reviews are mixed…
- Mexican Spanish Phrasebook. Donde esta el Bano.
And of course we have holiday preparations, including figuring out how Santa will visit our house while we are away.
See you on the road.