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Izamal: Mexico’s Beautiful Yellow City

A lot of people are under the misconception that Izamal isn’t worth visiting because it’s too small and doesn’t offer enough things to do. Nothing could be further from the truth. Mexico’s stunning yellow city holds Spanish colonial treasures to see, but it’s also the perfect place to position yourself to explore a good portion […]

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Cozumel Beaches & Best Things to Do in Cozumel

A tropical island off mainland Mexico, Cozumel lies in the Caribbean Sea. A popular cruise ship port destination, Cozumel beaches and outdoor activities – such as some of the best scuba diving in the Western hemisphere – attract tourists from all over the world to its shimmering turquoise shores. Cozumel at a Glance Just off […]

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Valladolid Yucatan: 10 Fabulous Things to Do in Valladolid Mexico

Not far from the Yucatan capital of Merida, Valladolid is a delightful Spanish colonial town consisting of narrow cobblestone streets lined with pastel-colored houses. Tucked away from the crowds of tourists, the vibe of Valladolid is reminiscent of “old Mexico.”  Whether you spend your days strolling around the central square, admiring the well-preserved architecture, exploring […]

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Mexico Hot Spots: Top 10 Mexican Beaches

The US (and many other places in the world) experiences cold winters and rainy springtime. If you live in one of the cooler climates, the thought of spreading a towel on a warm, palm-lined beach or curling up with a book under an oceanfront palapa with turquoise waves lapping at your feet is very appealing.  […]

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Tour Merida: Ultimate Guide to the Best Yucatan City

Mérida is one of Mexico’s greatest cultural cities with a rich Mayan heritage. As the capital and center of the Yucatan, this thriving Mayan city also serves as the best hub to explore the nearby colorful colonial-era cities, beautiful tropical beaches, cenotes, and ancient Mayan ruins, all within a two-hour drive in any direction. Twice […]

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Halloween vs Day of the Dead | Mexican Traditions

While Americans are celebrating Halloween and All Saints’ Day, Mexico has its own sort of eerie celebration. Día de Muertos or Day of the Dead which began as a ritual by the Aztecs 3,000 years ago is now publically celebrated on November 2nd as a way to honor friends and family who have passed on. […]

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Raising a Family and Running a Business in Mexico

Angela Damman is one of those people that can do it all.  And in Telchac Pueblo, she has done just that. Four years ago, she and her husband Scott sold their home in Salida, Colorado.  They gathered up their children, four-year-old India, and two-year-old Finley, and headed for the Yucatan state of Mexico. Telchac is […]

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Exploring Mexico’s Yucatan with Kids

When it comes to finding a family-friendly vacation spot that offers perfect weather, vibrant colonial cities, calm crystal-water beaches, important and fun cultural sites, and delicious local cuisine, few places can beat the Yucatán state of Mexico. Mérida, the capital of the Yucatán state, is a great base for exploring the region.  The city itself […]

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Road Trip Yucatan: Things to Do in the Yucatan, Mexico [updated 2020]

Road trip Yucatan conjures up so many things to do and see!  Vibrant colonial cities, delicious regional Mayan food, unique cultural experiences, and largely undiscovered beaches make the Yucatán state of Mexico an up-and-coming tourist destination. Abutting Cancun and the Riviera Maya which have become crowded, commercial, and very expensive, the Yucatán region offers a […]

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Yucatan Food: What to Eat and Where to Find It [updated 2020]

Apparently, mom was right — my eyes ARE bigger than my stomach!  Still, I gave it a good go as I scoffed my way through my recent trip through the Yucatán, stuffing myself with the fantastic Yucatan food. From the colonial cities of Merida, Valladolid, Izamal, San Pedro Nophat, Kanasín to the Gulf beach towns […]

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