A Caribbean Lifestyle on Mexico’s Riviera Maya for $1,200 a Month

"Coming to Cancun was like stepping into a postcard," she Kristin Busse. "I love taking my son to any of Cancun's many perfect beaches." Combining the glitz and glamour of modern resorts with a strong, ancient Maya influence, Cancun is the perfect blend of traditional Mexico and First World infrastructure.

5 Lessons I Learned From Living on the Riviera Maya

The Riviera Maya is a glorious stretch of perfect Caribbean coastline extending the length of the east coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Framed by the vibrant, turquoise-green waters of the Caribbean Sea, this 80-mile expanse of sugary sand and swaying coconut palms has made this area the number one vacation destination in the Caribbean.

Profit and Fun Bringing Jerky to Mexico’s Riviera Maya

"When I was 11, my mom brought me to a small fishing village in a tiny cove, just south of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico," says Sara Moen. "We stayed for six weeks and at the end, I informed my mom that I was Mexican. She laughed and said, ‘No baby girl you're from California.' I responded defiantly that I was Mexican...but she just didn't know it yet."