Here's a great combination - a beach vacation and serious cooking lessons. Carrie Houk (and, yes, she IS the sister of Zoe "Fratellini/Bar les Freres" Houk) is putting together a trip to Mexico, staying in Playa del Carmen at the Mahekal Beach Resort (discounts for culinary guests!).
Cooking lessons and a market crawl with Silvio Campos, who was featured on one of Rick Bayliss' PBS shows are the focus of the trip. But there are always Mayan ruins, salsa lessons and perhaps a mojito or margarita. Or three. August 4 through 11; contact Carrie at email@example.com. Or Carrie's facebook page. No, I'm not going. There's a family wedding or I would.