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5 Reasons to Visit Lake Atitlán in Guatemala

5 Reasons to Visit Lake Atitlán in Guatemala

5 Reasons to Visit Lake Atitlán in Guatemala There are few places left in the world today that will envelop you in as much splendor and natural beauty – without crowds and tour buses – as Lake Atitlán in Guatemala.  Below are five reasons why […]

Mexico’s Yucatan Travel Itinerary

Mexico’s Yucatan Travel Itinerary

Mexico’s Yucatan Travel Itinerary If you’ve got two or three weeks to spare for a vacation, and you want a cheap flight somewhere from the US, Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula is a great place to look into. The rest of Mexico is a little iffy now in regards […]

How to Visit Izamal in One Day

How to Visit Izamal in One Day

How to Visit Izamal in One Day Izamal is a small, sacred city about 70 kilometers from Merida and 110 kilometers from Valladolid. Most people visiting the state of Yucatan in Mexico opt for tours taking them to Cancun, Tulum, Chichen Itza, cenotes, adventure parks, […]

Valladolid Mexico Travel Guide

Valladolid Mexico Travel Guide

Valladolid Mexico Travel Guide Typically this town is off the main tourist path when visiting Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, but if you’re looking for an authentic Mexican town, then be sure to add it to your trip to Mexico. Check out my previous article on the […]

What To Drink in Mexico

What To Drink in Mexico

What To Drink in Mexico Whether you need to stay hydrated, cool your mouth down, or get a good buzz going these are some of the common beverages you will encounter in Mexico. We hope you enjoy our guide on what to drink in Mexico.  […]

How to Beat the Crowds at the Coba Ruins

How to Beat the Crowds at the Coba Ruins

How to Beat the Crowds at the Coba Ruins The ruins of Coba are from the pre-columbian Mayan civilization, estimated to have about 50,000 inhabitants at the time, and are characterized by large limestone structures built in a similar fashion to other Mayan ruins, with […]

5 Reasons to Visit Valladolid Mexico

5 Reasons to Visit Valladolid Mexico

5 Reasons to Visit Valladolid Mexico Unfortunately most people skip over this majestic town in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula on their way to more popular destinations such as Cancun or Merida. Valladolid is the perfect image of a picturesque town, and was named after the capital […]

Playa del Carmen Mexico Travel Guide

Playa del Carmen Mexico Travel Guide

Playa del Carmen Mexico Travel Guide We decided to skip Cancún and head straight to Playa del Carmen. There are some minor tourist safety concerns in Cancún as of late (2017) and we really weren’t looking to share our vacation with thousands of other tourists, we wanted […]

Tulum Mexico Travel Guide

Tulum Mexico Travel Guide

Tulum Mexico Travel Guide A 45 minute drive from Playa del Carmen brings you to the next stop our travels through Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Tulum. Most come here to visit Tulum National Park, which has 13th century Mayan ruins from a Port city located along […]

Mae Hong Son Travel Guide

Mae Hong Son Travel Guide

Mae Hong Son Travel Guide Mae Hong Son is a must visit on your Northern Thailand trip. If you’ve been following the Mae Hong Son Loop, stopping first in Pai  from Chiang Mai and then Soppong, Mae Hong Son is next up. Or maybe you’ve […]