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The Fives Azul – Resort Tour – Playa Del Carmen – Karisma Hotels Mexico

Great Family Vacation

Every year, my wife and I plan out a family vacation. We do our homework, measuring cost against value and service. This year we chose The Fives Azul Beach Resort in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.

We made this video the morning after we returned:

March Break in May

In the past, we have travelled at the beginning part of the year. We find the ocean too cold in January to March. This time we pushed it to the end of April and felt a real difference. It was 31 degrees celsius every day making the water just right.


(VIDEO) The Violence of Mexican Drug Cartels

A bitterly violent war against Mexican Drug Cartels wages on across the U.S. border. Tens of thousands are being murdered, and over a million are being forced to flee their homes. U.S. laws and policy play a major role in the conflict’s violence. This video is about understanding the complexities of the war and why it is happening.

Beer Packaging Design – Cervecería Sagrada


Design heavyweight José Guízar knows how to take beer packaging design all the way to the top turnbuckle.
This stunning execution is enough to turn a few heads at the bar with their mysteriously-dangerous face mask labels. And like the sport itself – I don’t care if this beer is fake. As a designer, it’s more important to me that it entertains.
This beer has my shoulders pinned even before my lips touch the bottle. An Intercontinental Champion of Packaging Design.

“The whole concept behind the brand and packaging is inspired by the golden era of lucha in the 1950’s, when movie heroes were not Superman or the X-Men — but El Santo and his wingmen, who fought creepy monsters driving a silver ’52 Alfa Romeo with surf music on the background. The variety of styles are named after fictional characters also inspired by the vintage lucha style; “Black King” Imperial Stout, “Blond Gomez” Lager and “The Vampire’s Son” Red Ale.”