Yes, paradise does exist, there is a place out of the Corona beer ads. The Yucatan peninsula in Mexico has sugary white beaches, swaying palm trees, crystal clear water, exotic fish and world class resorts.

My wife Donna and I spent ten days in Cancun, Riviera de Maya and Cozumel in early April. We've been on some great vacations--cruises to Alaska and the Mediterranean, the North Shore of Lake Superior and even Kurdistan, but the combination of the weather, the sea, the sun, the sand, the great service, the excellent food, the unrivaled resorts and the ease of transportation made this our best trip yet.

We also saw the Mayan ruins at XichenItzen, and I'll have photos of those in another post. The Mayan culture is fascinating.

I hope you enjoy my photos!