Mayan Ruin Power Rankings

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If you’re visiting Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, you’ll have no shortage of Mayan sites to choose from to visit. But are they all worth your time? Here’s our ranking of some of the major sites we’ve been to and why or why not we’d recommend making the trip. 4) Chichén Itzá It might surprise you to see one of the famed … Read More

Chichén Itzá Guide

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Back in 2007 some organization no one ever heard of raised some money in the quest to bill a new “Seven Wonders of the World,” a noble undertaking, but what amounted to little more than a popularity contest with nations around the world vying to have their cultural treasures secure their place on the list in an effort to boost … Read More

One Week in Merida, Mexico

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Merida charms visitors with its Spanish colonial architecture and has recently become a popular spot for honeymooners and families alike with its diverse range of activities. From ancient Mayan sites to modern museums with plenty of delicious foodie eats in between, you’ll quickly be wanting to swap your Cancun vacation plans for nearby Merida instead. Our trip was focused on … Read More

10 Swoon-Worthy Airbnbs in Merida, Mexico for $100

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Travelers are drawn to Mérida, Mexico for the Spanish colonial vibe and romantic architecture. The good news for us is that many of the old city’s centuries-old homes have been lovingly restored as guesthouses, allowing us to briefly bask in their courtyards as if we’re in a Gabriel García Márquez novel! Couples looking for a romantic getaway, and those who … Read More

Merida Day Trip: Hacienda Yaxcopoil

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The Spanish colonial town of Merida makes a great base for exploring the Yucatan, with plenty of easy day trips in the area. About 30 kilometers south of town, you’ll find Hacienda Yaxcopoil (YASH-coh-poh-EEL), a 19th century sisal plantation house that has been restored as a museum. Of the many plantation haciendas in the area around Merida, this is one of … Read More

10 Riviera Maya Vacation Rentals for Less Than $100 a Night

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Who doesn’t love the Riviera Maya, the Caribbean-facing coast line of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula? From gorgeous blue waters to lush jungles covering ancient secrets, this patch of land is a world-renowned destination for travelers. But confining yourself to an expensive all-inclusive isn’t the only option. There are loads of affordable vacation rental options up and down the coast, allowing you … Read More

Dining in Mexico City: Food Pics!

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For a city of 21 million, you can imagine how vast and diverse the eating options must be in Mexico City! Having grown up in South Texas, we knew what to expect of this cuisine and sought out our favorites that are sometimes surprisingly hard to find in our beloved Tex-Mex (Tex-Mex and traditional Mexican food can be quite different). Our short … Read More

Museo Frida Kahlo at Casa Azul

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If you’re planning a trip to Mexico, you should definitely be familiar with this artistic genius couple: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Many people have seen details of their life from the Selma Hayek-led movie, Frida. But did you know you can visit their home in Mexico City? Museo Frida Kahlo (Casa Azul) Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday, 10–5:45 | Wednesday, Saturday, 11–5:45 Entry … Read More

Getting to Teotihuacán

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Teotihuacan is an ancient site located 50 km northeast of Mexico City. It was founded in the 1st century AD and remains one of the most important architectural sites of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. Its structures are spread along the 2km main avenue, the Calzada de los Muertos (Avenue of the Dead). This site is famous for its pyramids as well as its multi-level … Read More