Story and Photos by Susanna Starr We commonly hear that 70 is the new 50. But unlike then, at this point in our lives, we often find ourselves with more opportunities to travel. Whether it’s within the continental U.S. or abroad, travel offers the contemporary senior an abundance of options. It is especially appealing to…
Every once in a while you happen upon a vacation destination that will fill your
expectations and then go beyond them. While many resorts have wonderful
facilities, including fine restaurants and access to many varied activities,
ultimately it’s the ambience that makes a place or specifically a vacation resort,
special. It is this special ambience that makes Victoria House a place to
The driver took us a short way along this narrow peninsula that is Placencia, through the heavy, expertly carved, gigantic wooden gates and into this eye-popping lush tropical paradise. We had arrived at Chabil Mar.
In the nineteen seventies, the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico was just becoming accessible to the foreign traveler. Roads from Mexico City led to the Spanish colonial city of Merida, once known as Mayab, a major center of the Maya. Some even ventured as far as the magnificent stretch of beach that would later become the thriving tourist destination of Cancun.