10 Amazing Things to Do in La Paz Mexico

If you think travel to Mexico is not for you, visit La Paz, Mexico. La Paz has everything that’s great about Mexico. The food is delicious, the seafood is plentiful, the culture is present, and the nature is mind-blowing. La Paz is safe and clean, and it’s a place where real people live…

15 Awesome Things To Do In Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

Mexico’s Amazing Yucatan Peninsula Mexico Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is a vast coastal region brimming with tropical beaches, spectacular wildlife, ancient Mayan ruins, small colonial towns, and plenty of outdoor adventures. The Yucatan Peninsula is a place of emerald waters turning to turquoise waves crashing on perfectly white coral-sand beaches. It’s a place of lush green forests dotted with Mayan ruins, cool shades of …

10 Fun Things to Do in Puerto Peñasco Mexico

Puerto Peñasco was a Mexican seaside destination of which we were completely unaware, which is a shame since it’s a relatively short 5.5-hour drive from our home in San Diego. Puerto Peñasco has many names, including Rocky Point and Arizona’s beach, because of its close proximity to the Arizona border. Puerto Peñasco turned out to be the perfect Mexico beach resort vacation spot for us. While there are the typical clubs for drinking…

7 Reasons to Choose Mexico as Your Next Adventure Travel Destination

Ready for a caving and rappelling adventure in the state of Tabasco In early December, I visited ATMEX, Mexico’s Adventure Travel conference. Representatives included Mexican state tourism boards, adventure tour operators, travel agents, sustainability experts, and so much more. What everyone shared in common, though, was excitement and passion for about travel in Mexico. To be honest, the days preceding the conference were my first experiences with adventure…

Is Mexico City Overrated?

I always knew I was going to dislike Mexico City. Everything I read before my trip foreshadowed an insipid megalopolis drowning in the sea of frou-frou restaurants, superfluous street art and über-rich neighborhoods that makes most American cities north of the Rio Grande unbearable to visit. While I hoped going there …

An Epic Street Art and Graffiti Tour in Mexico City

The child to the right is an example of hyperrealism and was painted by a different artist than the other figures Wandering the streets of Buenos Aires’ trendy Palermo Soho district on a graffiti and street art tour was one of the highlights of my six-week stay. I also grew to appreciate graffiti and street art during my three years in Medellin, Colombia. So, it was a pleasant surprise to meet Laura Ainscough, …

The Cow Head Taco Philosopher King of Oaxaca

It’s Wednesday and I realize with a start that I’m late again. I have a conference call in a few minutes, and I’m wandering deep in thought on the other side of town. More importantly, I completely forgot to eat. For a woman who writes about food for a living, this oversight is a counterintuitive but consistent affliction. Everything is blotted out when I am deep in a writing project or speech. Yes, even food. I walk…

Cruise News: Holland America Nixes Acapulco & More

Acapulco/rafal_kubiak Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip. Acapulco, Mexico will no longer be a stop on Holland America Line cruises through 2018 due to security concerns. Over the past few months, there have been several drug- and gang-related acts of violence in this Mexican resort city, though no tourists have been harmed. What does this mean for you? If you take a cruise to the Panama Canal or South America, your itinerary might change slightly, and although the line isn’t offering refunds, it…

Cozumel on a Budget: What to Skip and What to Do Instead

Ricraider It’s easy to see why this island off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula is a frequent stop on Caribbean cruises. With white stretches of sand and turquoise water that’s optimal for snorkeling, it’s a delicious dive into the Caribbean. But beware — Cozumel has its share of tourist traps, which means you…

Rio Secreto: Exploring Mexico’s Underground Rivers & Caves

Rio Secreto Underground River Playa del Carmen, Mexico Hiking in waist-deep water through dark caves at Rio Secreto, we turned a corner to discover a massive cavern decorated with incredible stalactites all over the ceiling. Spelunking, or exploring caves, is one of my favorite adventure travel activities. I’ve hiked and…

Things to Do in Cabo: Arty and Sporty

Whale in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico/iStock Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo are an easy, affordable hop from many cities across the U.S. – especially from the West Coast. If you’re ready to venture beyond your resort and put down your frozen cocktail, there’s plenty to do here. Whether your idea of a good time is soaking up local culture or diving into the water, here are some alternative ways to kick back. Art, Crafts, and Markets Spend a leisurely morning or …

Playa del Carmen: A Week of Beaches, Jungles and Mayan Ruins

For someone who does mostly independent travel – sometimes to destinations that aren’t so easy to navigate – all inclusive resorts are kind of my guilty pleasure. I first started going to resorts on family holidays where we all wanted nothing more than to escape winter, I also spent my honeymoon at a resort in the Caribbean, and these days it’s a bit of a treat …

A hotel to remember: Nizuc Resort & Spa, Mexico

I have a thing or three for Mexico. I love the food, the people and let’s face it: God was pretty inspired when it created it as it really is quite pleasant to the eye. Very pleasant indeed. We have ventured further inland before and fell madly in love with Campeche and its …

5 Cathedrals to Visit When You’re Tired of Cathedrals

Avital Pinnick/Tourismo Toscana Sometimes it feels like if you’ve seen one cathedral, you’ve seen them all. But these stunners from around the world might just cure your religious building fatigue. Glass Galore: Sainte-Chapelle (Paris, France) Sainte-Chapelle/Flickr/Chris Yunker If you love colors, there’s nothing like the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, which is wrapped in stained glass on all four sides. In fact, no fewer than 1,113 Old and New Testament scenes are spread across its fifteen windows — adding up to more than 6,400 square feet of glass. Though the modestly sized chapel is …