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Christmas in Mexico City

Having lived in Mexico City for 10 years, I can say that the Holiday Season was some of the memorable days there and some of the best moments of my life; especially Christmas time. December is an important month in Mexico for a number of reasons. First, the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe is

Holidays Worth Traveling to Mexico For: The Day of the Dead

With Halloween coming up, there is always a rush to buy the obligatory costumes of witches, wizards or zombies, stock up on candy and then the trick or treating can begin. However, in Mexico, there is an extra tradition that happens on the days immediately after Halloween called the Day of the Dead. In reality,

Traveling Solo in Mexico

After years of being frustrated and tired of waiting for friends’ schedules to line up or canceling at the last minute, I decided that I couldn’t keep making excuses for not visiting the places I wanted to visit, so I began to travel alone. It’s a daunting task for a lot of people, on your

Mexico: The Reasons You Should Visit

Mexico is a great place to visit because the people have created an unique culture, architecture, food, handicrafts and attractions. So many good memories can be had when you come on down and explore.  Whether you are looking for fun in the sun, something historical, colonial, ancient or more recent, or just want to explore

Traveling Through Mexico: Some Cinco de Mayo Tips

Mexico’s Cinco de Mayo may be a well known holiday in the U.S., but contrary to belief, it’s not Mexico’s Independence Day, (which is actually on September 16). Cinco de Mayo, or Fifth of May, actually commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III, on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla. Celebrating

Safe Travel Tips for Mexico

There is an unjustified, but looming, fear about the safety of having your spring break or summer holiday in this land of good food and great drink: Mexico. The unfortunate thing is that when one bad news report goes out about one area of the country, it could blow up and make people think the

Spring Break 2015: Traveling to Mexico

Mexico is a popular travel spot where people from all over the world come to see for themselves the beauty of this country, especially during Spring Break. As with all countries, there is always the threat of violence and Mexico is no different. It has come under some heavy fire over the years due to

Street Smarts Trump Danger: Visiting Mexico

When I was a little kid, one of the most pressing rules I remember was to look both ways before crossing the street. (I still use that one :p). This lesson in street smarts was sort of a preparatory intro to how to function in the world. It took some kids longer than others, but

Spring Break in Mexico: Bad Press and Tips on Safe Travels

Having lived in Cancun for about eight years, I can say with hand on my heart that the idea of going to the beach has grown on me exponentially. I was originally from San Francisco, where the Pacific is about as appetizing to leisurely swim in as getting multiple paper cuts on your fingers. So

Safe Travel Tips in Mexico: Missing Canadian Goes From Missing to Found

Is Mexico safe?
Our worst vacation fear is that someone gets hurt or lost on a trip in a foreign country and traveling to Mexico is no exception. The pre-travel jitters that can include thoughts that can be as varied as ‘will I miss my flight?’ to ‘will I have some bodily harm come to