The ancient city and pyramids of Teotihuacan is the most popular day trip from Mexico City. Visiting on your own is easy, saves you money, allows you to choose your own schedule, and customize it to your interests. By skipping Teotihuacan tours, we avoided crowds and skipped over souvenir stops. How to Get to Teotihuacan by Public Transportation The bus to Teotihuacan is comfortable, fast, and easy!
With hundreds of schools to choose from, I was overwhelmed with how to choose a Spanish school. I knew I wanted an immersion program, forcing me to practice round-the-clock so I was guaranteed to improve my skills but beyond that it was hard to narrow schools down. After trying six different Spanish schools in Guatemala (and 1 in Mexico), I can finally say that there
Last year, I made a pretty big claim: Mexico was the best country I visited the entire year. It has adventure, nature, history, and food (omg…the food.) But this time, my sister and I headed to the capital city. After four brief days in Mexico City, I’m neither astounded nor underwhelmed. If you’ve ever met someone and had one great conversation but not enough to
Growing up, I visited Niagara Falls almost every month — it was a chance to see Grandma, eat ice cream, and check out the black squirrels (which to a seven-year-old were far more interesting than the waterfalls themselves). Apparently having such an incredible world wonder practically in my backyard made me immune to how extraordinary they were. Today, I’m still harsh when it comes to judging
Today marks one full month of staying in Richmond without going anywhere. No weekend camping trips, no weddings to attend, no business trips, and no getaways. I honestly can’t remember the last time this happened. (I can hear it now – woe is me!). Believe it or not, I’m tremendously happy about this. I even have two more weeks to go until I leave town again…unless, of course,
“Isn’t Cancun just a bunch of resorts?” “There’s nothing to do there except go to the beach!” “That’s not real Mexico.” I’ll confess: the first time I went to the Riviera Maya, I was simply in search of a tropical vacation and an excuse to use my passport. My sister and I found it, but we also discovered that the area has more to offer
Before this year, the last group tour I went on was a trip to Ecuador back in 2005. I was brand new to international travel — or to be honest, travel without my family — and so an escorted tour seemed like the perfect fit. Even though I had a fantastic time, my next trips naturally migrated closer and closer to fully independent travel: first U.S. roadtrips,
Before a trip, I research the best places to visit, local foods to try, and unique activities I don’t want to miss. All this planning helps me craft the trip that fits best for me. But sometimes, I just happen to get lucky…like when I’m in Mexico for El Grito and the beginning celebrations of Mexican Independence Day. SPOILER ALERT: Cinco de Mayo actually commemorates the Mexican
When it comes to things to do in Cancun, some are downright cheesy. Things like Aztec game reenactments are fun with the right mindset, so I was ready to embrace the tacky at Xcaret’s dinner show (the Xcaret Mexico Espectacular) near Playa del Carmen. Xcaret is the original “eco-archaeological park” in the Riviera Maya and the best way I can describe it is a Mexican Epcot.
Without a doubt, Chiapas isn’t given credit for being the incredible destination it is. It gained a bit more awareness in 2009 when Sumidero Canyon National Park was a candidate for the Seven New Natural Wonders of the World. The canyon didn’t move very far forward toward earning an official title, but this boost was enough to entice me to visit. Thirty-five million years ago, a crack in