My husband and I went to Mexico for spring break this year. Even though we stayed in a place relatively close to Cancun, we actually avoided the tourists and the crowds. The town is Puerto Morelos and it’s just 20 minutes south of the Cancun airport. It’s a whole different vibe. We loved it and plan to visit again. In between a heavy schedule of reading and sitting by the ocean, I had a chance to attend the Little Mexican Cooking School. Whatever your kitchen skills, it’s a lovely way to spend the day. They start with coffee and biscuits, move to an introduction of ingredients, then you’re off cutting and cooking and tasting. The day ends with eating the delectable dishes that you helped to prepare. The class is led by Chef Pablo Lopez Espinosa de los Monteros and takes place at Casa Caribe Bed & Breakfast. Both the school and the inn are run by Catriona Brown. There’s also a shop on site that stocks many of the ingredients you might find hard to get at home.