The Rambling Writer off the Beaten Track in Xcalak, Mexico

Join Thor and me on our anniversary retreat in remote southeast Mexico, where we celebrated our “luna de miel” (honeymoon) ten years ago.

NOTE: I’ll continue my photo-journal blog posts of my recent Greek islands research trip next Saturday, April 27.

Thor and I always look forward to our annual getaway to our Caribbean beach paradise, where friends own a nature lodge with bungalows for only four or five couples. There we can walk out our door, across the sand, and into the warm sea to swim out to the barrier reef for snorkeling among our colorful fishy friends. This year the swimming was particularly welcome and healing, since we’ve had some leg/hip issues that have limited our ability to do our usual hiking back home. Check out previous years’ blog posts here for more about the wonderful sea life, with photos. This time, I’ll cover more about the laid-back fishing village of Xcalak, the gateway to our tropical retreat.

Because our Book View Cafe website server at this point may not handle many photos, I’m posting my complete blog entries on my own author website at, where you can finish this episode and enjoy all the accompanying photos. Please continue reading by clicking on the link below, then you can return here (use “go back” arrow above) to comment, ask questions, or join a conversation. We love your responses!


You will find The Rambling Writer’s blog posts here every Saturday. Sara’s latest novel from Book View Cafe is available in print and ebook: The Ariadne Connection.  It’s a near-future thriller set in the Greek islands. “Technology triggers a deadly new plague. Can a healer find the cure?”  The novel has received the Chanticleer Global Thriller Grand Prize and the Cygnus Award for Speculative Fiction. Sara has recently returned from another research trip in Greece and is back at work on the sequel, The Ariadne Disconnect. Sign up for her quarterly email newsletter at




The Rambling Writer off the Beaten Track in Xcalak, Mexico — 2 Comments

  1. This is our favorite place in the world and we have been to a lot of places.