Mexico travel

Last Updated on September 16, 2020

Mexico Destinations & Travel Tips

Mexico is a country rich with history, indigenous cultures, and stunning landscapes.  But when planning vacations in Mexico, many people only think of its popular beach destinations like Cancun, Cabo or Tulum.  I encourage adventurous travelers to get off the beaten path and explore all that Mexico has to offer!  With many cities in Mexico just a quick flight away from the U.S. and Canada, it’s perfect for both long weekend trips and longer explorations.

What places in Mexico belong on your bucket list?  From the museums of Mexico City to colonial streets of San Miguel de Allende, the protected UNESCO biosphere of Isla Espiritu Santo, world-class surfing in Puerto Escondido, and the Day of the Dead festival in Oaxaca, I’ve got tons of itineraries and advice for travel in Mexico. 

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Read my posts on travel to popular regions in Mexico

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Yucatan Mexico Travel

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Best Mexico Ruins: Ultimate Guide to Visiting Mexico Archaeological Sites

Nestled in the jungles of Mesoamerica, the rediscovered ruins of Maya, Aztec and Zapotec cities stand as monuments to the power and knowledge of these ancient civilizations. How many of these Mexico ruins have you visited, and which are on your bucket list?

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The Best Oaxaca Beaches: Oaxaca, Mexico Coast Guide

Can’t decide where to stay on the golden beaches of the Oaxaca coast? Take a beach style quiz to find your perfect match! Then get travel tips on how to get there, where to stay, and top things to do at the best beaches in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Where to Stay in Tulum: Best Tulum Beach Hotels, Villas & Airbnbs

Tulum has a seductive hold over many vacation-goers thanks to clear blue waters, a chic but laid-back vibe, and beach hotels that let you step from your room right into sugary-soft white sand. There is nowhere else in the world like Tulum. Find out the best places to stay for a dream vacation, honeymoon or girls’ trip here!

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Affordable Tulum: Beach Bliss on a Budget

Tulum, Mexico is a hip vacation spot frequented by the stars. Get my best tips for an affordable Tulum trip: budget hotels, restaurants, activities & more!

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Tulum Packing List: What To Wear In Tulum + Outfits Inspo

Pack light and chic for your Tulum, Mexico getaway! My Tulum packing list will help you be ready for a perfect vacation in any season, including weather info and extras based on activities.

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Day of the Dead in Oaxaca: Traditions & Trip Itinerary

Oaxaca, Mexico is magic, especially during the Dia de los Muertos celebrations! Learn about the holiday’s traditions and get an itinerary for your own Day of the Dead trip to Oaxaca!

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Things To Do In Oaxaca City, Mexico: Top Sights & Cultural Tours

Oaxaca has become a hotspot for arts, food, museums & culture. Build your own trip itinerary of a few days to a week with these top things to do in Oaxaca and best cultural tours!

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Where to Stay in Oaxaca, Mexico: Best Hotels, Airbnbs & Hostels in Oaxaca

Grab my ultimate Oaxaca hotels guide: the best area to stay and the best hostels, midrange & luxury hotels and Airbnbs. Plus where to stay in Oaxaca for the 2020 Day of the Dead festival!

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Rio Lagartos Flamingos & Las Coloradas Pink Lakes: Complete Travel Guide

Last Updated on September 15, 2020 Did you know that there is one location on Earth where you can see …

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La Paz Travel Guide: The Best Things to Do in La Paz, Mexico

Grab this guide to the best things to do in La Paz, Mexico. Advice on the best La Paz beaches, La Paz hotels & restaurants, plus tours to see whale sharks and sea lions at Isla Espiritu Santo!

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Things to Do in Todos Santos: Where to Stay, Eat & Play

Last Updated on September 15, 2020 Baja California gets a lot of love as a spring break destination, but the …

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Driving in Mexico: Useful Car Rental, Insurance & Road Tips

From renting a car and insurance to road signs, speed bumps, and gas station scams: detailed tips for driving in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula and beyond!

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Hotel Tiki Tiki: Review of A Mid-Century Gem in Tulum

Last Updated on September 15, 2020 When I saw a new Tulum hotel called “Hotel Tiki Tiki” featured in Dwell …

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