Finally, I have made a decision where me and my pal are headed...Isla Mujeres, Mexico. It's a speck of an island off the coast of Mexico (on the Carib. side, which I have never been to in Mexico), and it's just 5 miles long. We're staying at this super cute, Asian-inspired hotel (thanks Bali!) called Casa Ixchel which looks to be right up my alley...small, luxurious and on the beach. (There is nothing I despise more than big, resort style hotels that populate places like Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Vegas and the like--which by the way, all those places are hell on earth to me.) Who knew that finding a remote, ideal place could be such a time consuming process...there are so many places in the world that are not touched by massive tourism and they are getting harder to track down every single day. I'm delighted by this trip--I haven't been to Mexico since last year, so bring on the margaritas!