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Last Updated on March 17, 2021

Mexico Destinations & Travel Tips

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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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Airbnb Tulum Mexico: Stylish Stays + Bonus Tulum Tips!

Get expert tips on the best Airbnb Tulum stays, from budget glamping to beachfront cabanas, stylish apartments. and luxury villas for a group!

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Best Mexico Ruins: Ultimate Guide to 20+ Ruins in Mexico

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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Best Huatulco Beaches & Hotels: Ultimate Vacation Planner

Discover the secrets of Huatulco’s best beaches! Ultimate vacation guide with Huatulco hotels & beach resorts, things to do & best tours in this guide to Bahias de Huatulco, Oaxaca.

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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, Resorts & Villas

Tulum has a seductive hold over many vacation-goers thanks to its stunning setting and beach hotels that let you step from your room right into sugary-soft white sand. Find out the best places to stay for a dream vacation, honeymoon or girls’ trip here!

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Tulum on A Budget: 6 Steps to 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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Best Huatulco Beaches & Hotels: Ultimate Vacation Planner

Discover the secrets of Huatulco’s best beaches! Ultimate vacation guide with Huatulco hotels & beach resorts, things to do & best tours in this guide to Bahias de Huatulco, Oaxaca.

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Day of the Dead in Oaxaca: Traditions & 2021 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 Oaxaca Hotels, Airbnbs & Hostels

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 2021 Day of the Dead festival!

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Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca Guide | Best Beaches, Hotels & Things to Do

Puerto Escondido is a haven for surf & sun lovers! Ultimate travel guide & trip planner for Puerto Escondido including the best beaches, hotels & things to do.

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

Did you know there’s a place on Earth where you can see wild flamingos AND pink lakes? Ultimate trip guide including top tours for Rio Lagartos & Las Coloradas, Mexico.

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La Paz Travel Guide: Beaches, Hotels & Best Things to Do

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

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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

Looking for a boutique Tulum, Mexico hotel on a budget? Check out the Hotel Tiki Tiki, where you just might run into Don Draper at the mid-century bar!

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