Filming with The Travel Channel: Day Four

Filming Bob and I enjoying our fish tacos

Filming with The Travel Channel

Day Four: Ruins & Tacos

On our final day of filming, we stayed pretty close to the hotel zone in Cancun. While we wanted to show the accessibility of getting out of town and taking the ferry to Isla Mujeres, we also wanted to show how easy it was to explore the history of Cancun and try new local food (that wasn’t a hotel buffet) near the city center.

By discovering great adventures so close to the hotel, we saved so much money.  The budget for day four came in as follows:

– El Rey Mayan Ruins -$3 USD

– Public bus, transportation- .50 cents USD

– Public beach access and hotel beach- free

– Lunch: tacos were 2 for $1 USD.

Talk about a seriously inexpensive day filled with history, relaxation and very tasty food.


Posing for the camera, while the crew sets up the next shot on top of the temple

Filming Bob and I enjoying our fish tacos

Jade Broadus is a spunky girl hailing from Jacksonville Beach, Florida. She’s addicted to traveling and has a strange obsession with maps and globes. A lover of dogs, fashion, fish tacos, marine biology, and college football, she has a broad range of interests. Jade has a strong passion for the film “Love, Actually” and has watched it 176 times. Her interests include singing really loud, impromptu dances, shopping, and dressing up in cute dresses and extravagant hats. She has written for Gadling, AOL Travel, Discover Los Angeles, LACOT, LandLopers, Wedding Nouveau, and The Vacation Gals. She is currently the social media and marketing director for Inside Out Media, a media company that owns and


  • Reply February 6, 2012

    Jan Ross

    We loved Isla Mujeres but, man, were we jumped by people trying to sell us snorkeling trips when they saw us carrying our equipment. We finally had to buy a tote bag and hide our stuff to get them to leave us alone!

  • Reply February 7, 2012

    Michael Figueiredo

    Looks like so much fun! I haven’t been to Cancun yet but am dying to go for the Mayan ruins. Hopefully the world doesn’t end this year like they predicted. 😉

  • Reply February 7, 2012

    Cathy Sweeney

    Woo hoo! Can’t wait to see the Travel Channel piece. If I didn’t like you guys so much, I’d be really jealous. :) Liked your video, too, It’s been a while since I was in Cancun, but I remember the gorgeous beaches and that sparkling blue water.

  • Reply February 8, 2012


    I think there’s a lot of people who assume Cancun has to be expensive because of the all-inclusive resorts there. It’s great to see you can still do a lot, without spending a lot.

  • […] Last week, while Bob and I were filming at the El Rey Mayan ruins in Cancun, we witnessed some guy carving into the 700 year old monument, “Greog was here.”  (video here) […]

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