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12 Reasons to Visit Mexico City. #9 is a Hoot.

“Mexico City? Why would you want to go there? It’s dirty and dangerous.” I hear that every time I tell some unknowing person where I’m going. I’ve traveled solo to Mexico City and have never found either of those issues to be true. Oh, Mexico City! How do I love thee? Let me count the […]

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Hierve de Agua

Hierve el Agua: Panorama, Mineral Pools & Petrified Waterfalls

If you’ve been waiting to visit the natural salt terraces at Pamukkale but feel the country of Turkey is still too dangerous, there’s an alternative you may not have heard about. Hierve el Agua in Oaxaca, Mexico is a similar, but off-the-beaten-path gem. And not only will you find the mineral pools, but also dramatic petrified […]

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15 Ways to Discover Your Inner Hippie at Zipolite Beach

Playa Zipolite is a rustic seaside town located on the southern coast of Mexico’s Oaxaca state, between Huatulco and Puerto Escondido. Zipolite’s claim to fame is that it’s one of Mexico’s very few “swimsuit optional” beaches and for its distinct hippie vibe which began in the 1960’s. The town is lacking in building codes and […]

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Organic Mezcal In Oaxaca

Face as brown and tough as leather, with deep, deep smile lines crinkling around sparkling black eyes, Don Alberto Martinez welcomed us warmly to his organic mezcal farm just outside Oaxaca City. His firm, rough handshake spoke volumes of a labor-intensive but honest life of living and working his land on the outskirts of Oaxaca […]

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12 Off-The-Beaten-Path Adventures in Oaxaca, Mexico

Located in southwestern Mexico, the state of Oaxaca [wa-HAH-kah,] is rich with indigenous culture, pre-Columbian archeology, Colonial architecture, Sierra Madre vistas, secluded Pacific beaches, and some of the most delicious food in the whole country. Here are twelve adventures that will leave you clamoring for more time in Oaxaca. While it is possible to try to find […]

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12 Reasons to Travel with a Personal Photographer in Mexico (Cantimplora Travel)

12 Reasons to Travel with a Personal Photographer in Mexico

Mexico is one of my favorite countries, and the only destination that I return to year-after-year.  I travel solo much of the time, and it’s always been safe.  For those who are still concerned, there are other fantastic ways to see the country, such as a small-group or curated tour.  Tours groups like Cantimplora Travel […]

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