Thank You Scented Candles!

Derek Everything Else, USA 24 Comments

Every time I visit Boston, or more specifically, my home state of Massachusetts, there is one place that I always make sure to visit within the first twenty-four hours of my arrival. I crave a visit to this place so much that as soon as I walk through its doors, I have a strong desire to kiss the ground, although …

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My Mexican Neighborhood Teaches Me About Making Judgments

Derek Mexico 16 Comments

A white, rusty, beat-up, early 1980s pickup truck came to a screeching halt only seconds after driving right by me. And as I stood on the side of the road, my heart began to beat a little faster as the truck shifted into reverse and backed up at a frighteningly fast speed. Again, the tires screeched, this time as the …

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An Open-Minded Octogenarian Visits Mexico

Derek Interesting People 6 Comments

Almost two weeks ago, as I grabbed a slice of pizza from a small cafe on my way home from a long walk, I met another American fellow. He had arrived into Playa del Carmen (the town where I am living) the day before for a 12-day vacation with his wife. At first glance, with his Nike t-shirt, New Balance …

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How Apartment Hunting Taught Me About Goals…And Jambalaya

Derek Mexico, Perspectives 9 Comments

My exhausting search for a new apartment has finally come to an end! Tomorrow, the lease on my current apartment is set to finish and that is why my friend Liz and I have spent the past two weeks exploring every corner of Playa del Carmen in search of the ‘perfect apartment’ to move to. We made hundreds of phone …

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Why Live at Home When You Can Live in…Mexico

Derek Mexico, Perspectives 15 Comments

This afternoon I interfered with nature by rescuing a centipede from a violent gang of tiny ants that were pecking away at its head. I then relocated my hundred-legged friend to a different part of my balcony where it was able to wander around freely. So proud was I with my act of heroism that I crossed my arms and …

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Mexico: Secrets from a Cesspool

Derek Mexico 10 Comments

Here in Mexico…it’s all dust and drugs…as well as deadly swine flu outbreaks, unrelenting violence, incessant corruption, dangerous third-world transportation, stomach-churning tacos and poisonous drinking water. It’s really just one giant cesspool of a travel destination if you ask me. That is why I urge you, every single one of you, to stay away…as far away as you possibly can. …

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VIDEO: “Surfing Without Lessons”

Derek Mexico, Videos 13 Comments

My good friend Ben and I have now been surfing for exactly one week down here in Sayulita, Mexico. We’ve definitely noticed some improvement, but we’re still spending 90% of every session drinking mouthfuls of salt water, violently crashing into other people and wiping out in ways that few people have ever seen before. So in order to show you …

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