Tag Archives: Mexico

30 before 30 travel bucket list: My top 30 travel experiences so far

This list of things to do before you turn 30 can help you plan your travels for years!

On Tuesday, I turned 30. I celebrated my birthday on the road through Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. As I’ve been spending a lot of time on buses staring out the window at the East African savanna, I’ve been reflecting on my first 30 years of travel. So I put together this list of […]

Off the beaten path solo female travel

Hiking in Ecuador is one of the top activities. Read on for details in my comprehensive Ecuador travel guide.

Solo female travel is all the rage these days. More and more women are taking off on adventures alone and learning just how empowering it can be. Destinations like Portugal, Thailand and Bali are at the top of every list of best destinations for solo female travellers. Don’t get me wrong, those are great places […]

Riviera Maya Itinerary: 5 days (on a budget)

It’s January. You know what that means: freezing temperatures, gray skies, and short days. When the weather’s like this, all I can think about is how badly I want to go somewhere tropical — even if it’s just for a short trip. The good news is, with super-cheap flights to places like Cancun, a long-weekend […]

Tulum on a Budget: Mexico’s best beaches

One of the beautiful beaches in Tulum

If you read this blog regularly, you probably know that Mexico is one of my favorite countries. The beaches are a big reason why. And Tulum — best known for its Mayan ruins and eco-chic bungalows — may be the best of the best. As you might expect on such a gorgeous stretch of sand […]

Five things to do in Morelia

Enjoying the beautiful colonial architecture is one of the top things to do in Morelia Mexico

Morelia is slowly creeping its way onto the Mexico travel circuit. It’s a beautiful colonial city in the heart of the little-visited state of Michoacan. Even better, there are lots of fun things to do in Morelia.   Note: This post contains affiliate links. If you decide to purchase through these links, I receive a […]

Visiting Teotihuacan: Day Trip from DF

Teotihuacan is an ancient city situated in the highlands of Central Mexico. It’s famous for its large pyramids and family compounds. It is still being excavated to this day. It’s such a magnificent complex that it would be worth coming to Mexico City just for visiting Teotihuacan.   The civilization of Teotihuacan was distinct from other Mesoamerican […]

Why travel in Mexico is the best

Travel in Mexico is life-affirming

Mexico may neighbor the U.S., but it sure feels like another world. It’s colorful, friendly, and laid-back. At the same time, most of the country sees surprisingly few travelers — maybe because travel in Mexico has a (wildly undeserved) reputation for being dangerous.   The truth is, Mexico is possibly my favorite country in the […]

3 Day Mexico City Itinerary

Mexico City is a highlight of any trip to Mexico. The center of Aztec civilization, one of the most populous cities in the world, museums galore, and the country’s best dining scene — you could spend months here and not get bored. Check off the highlights by following this 3 day Mexico City itinerary.   […]

Things to do in Patzcuaro, Michoacan

Traveling in Mexico is generally safe, as long as you avoid certain cartel hotspots.

Nestled deep in the highlands of the Mexican state of Michoacán is the small town of Patzcuaro. Home to the indigenous Purepecha people, the town has a culture unlike anywhere else in Mexico. There are plenty of interesting things to do in Patzcuaro, and it’s a charming place to spend a few nights.   As a […]

Cozumel dive trips: Sharks and octopi, oh my

Sea turtles are a common sight when enjoying the best diving in Cozumel

Cozumel Island, off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, is one of the best chances to see large marine life in the Eastern Hemisphere. The protected reefs just off the coast are home to eagle rays, sharks, octopi, sea turtles, and more. Cozumel dive trips are among the world’s best underwater adventures.   Cozumel dive […]