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3 Days in Mexico City – 12 Things to Do, #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. You need at least 3 days in Mexico City to get a […]

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Hierve el Agua Tour: 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 an off-the-beaten-path gem. And not only will you find the mineral pools, but also […]

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Mezcal Tequila: Grown Organically in Oaxaca, Mexico

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 tequila 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 […]

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Tour Oaxaca Mexico: 12 Off-The-Beaten-Path Adventures

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. To tour Oaxaca is one of the best things you can do in Mexico! Here are twelve adventures that will […]

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

Oaxaca Photography: 12 Reasons to Travel with a Personal Photographer

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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