Peak Design 45L Travel Backpack First Impressions

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My go-to travel backpack has been the Osprey Farpoint 70L for the last several years, and I’ve written before on its features and why I think it makes a good international carry on backpack. However, I always keep up with the latest offerings from the travel backpack space, and Peak Design‘s Kickstarter-funded Travel Line caught my attention. Encompassing a 45L … Read More

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

Five Can’t Miss Mérida Experiences

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Mérida has long drawn expats for its colonial charm and temperate weather. A trip here is a great place to do nothing. This roundup is by no means exhaustive, but is a good way to fill some time in between doing nothing. 1) Unwind in a Colonial-style Airbnb This is the main reason you’re looking at a trip to Mérida, … 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

Where and What to Eat in Mérida Restaurant Guide

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Eyeing a trip to Mérida to take in its colonial charm and relaxed vibe? Undoubtedly you’ll also want to feast on local cuisine. You’re in luck as there are ample choices in the centro histórico to whet your appetite—without busting your budget. Wayan’e Tacos Multiple locations, corner of Calle 46 and Calle 59 in centro histórico area This taco hot spot was on … Read More