Palenque ruins Mexico is, hands down, one of our favorite countries to backpack in. How can we be so confident? It's easy: when a destination is not only incredibly fun to travel in but also doesn't break the bank, it's impossible not to want to go back again and again. Here's why Mexico is the ultimate budget backpacking destination. 1. Mexico is cheap Let's … [Read more...] about 6 Reasons Mexico is the Ultimate Budget Backpacking Destination
A couple of years back, after a long backpacking trip, I decided that it was time for me to lay down some roots for a little while. And I knew exactly where I wanted to base myself – the city that I felt most connected to in ten months of traveling, Mexico City. So often, people tell me that they are scared about visiting DF (short for Distrito Federal and what everybody … [Read more...] about Could Mexico City be the Coolest City in the World?
When you travel, there are some places that have a certain grip on you, and where you find yourself staying for longer than you would have ever anticipated. For me, that place is Oaxaca City (the capital of the state of Oaxaca) in south-central Mexico, and I ended up staying there for a year. What’s more, I’ll be back in February to resume my life there and make it my … [Read more...] about Why Oaxaca is My Favorite Place on Earth
People visit Mexico for a huge number of reasons. It’s an incredibly diverse country with landscapes ranging from oceans to mountains and everything in between. You can feel a sense of history at Mexico’s many ruins, and you can feel the buzz of the country’s contemporary culture at the many modern art museums in Mexico City. But Mexico is also an awesome country for … [Read more...] about The Best Places to Party in Mexico
There is one adrenaline-pumping experience greater than jumping from a plane and just as serene as floating in a hot air balloon as the sun rises. That extraordinary high that comes from a close encounter with jaguars. Jaguars are powerful and unpredictable animals. As Latin America's largest cats, they're built with broad heads, powerful chests, and short but strong … [Read more...] about Mexican Safari: A Close Encounter of the Jaguar Kind