traveling oaxaca mexico

Oaxaca, Mexico Travel Guide

One of the most culturally rich places in Mexico, Oaxaca state is a beautiful area to visit. This region, and the city in particular, is widely known for it’s mezcal, chocolate, and mole; as well as the diverse indigenous groups still calling the Oaxaca Valley home after hundreds of years. While I love traveling the …

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Hierve el Agua, Mexico

A Little Adrift… Dispatch from Mexico: Oaxacan Life

Has life sped up? The days, weeks, and months whip past faster than I can count. I landed in Oaxaca, Mexico in January. Two months later, I’m settled but restless. Does that even make sense? Traveling is a hard habit to break. I bought a coffee cup when I arrived. It was a small concession …

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Yucatán Travel Guide: Unconventional Things To Do in the Riviera Maya

Jutting from the eastern edge of Mexico, the Yucatán Peninsula is a popular tourism gateway to Mexico. This region has an extensive tourism infrastructure, all spiraling outward from Cancún. Although Cancún has sticky connotations as a party destination for spring breakers—and it has an overpriced, glitzy hotel zone—the city is merely the starting point to one of …

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Review: Xplor Theme Park on Mexico’s Riviera Maya

Xplor Park is one of the handful of adventure theme parks on the Yucatán’s Riviera Maya. The park is located just outside of Playa del Carmen, and it’s built right into the natural landscape. My nephews and I road-tripped the Yucatán for three weeks and they had begged to zip-line while we were in Mexico. …

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A Little Photoessay… Snapshots & Stories from Colorful, Colonial Mexico

The streets of colonial Mexico pulse with color and life. Before traveling, I glimpsed this pocket of culture and history only through small photographs of sun-drenched cobblestone streets making an appearance in my school text-books. And on a good year, my family visited a museum and I peered at the traditional clothes and colors in …

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What is the Cost of Living in a Mexican Beach Town? (2023)

I have lived and worked from around the world for more than 15 years. Before settling on living in Spain, I lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand for five months and loved it enough to move back the following year. Then I lived in Mexico twice—two different spots—for roughly a year. Thailand was the first time …

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