Tulum, Mexico

Tulum reminds me of an eclectic mix of hipster Portland and 60’s San Francisco with a beach bum vibe. Boutique hostels line the main street, dream catchers and drugs are sold nearly everywhere, and vegan/gluten free options abound. The Tulum ruins are most notable for the dramatic scenery. The ruins sit atop a cliff overlooking … More Tulum, Mexico

Merida, Mexico

Merida is hot. And when I say hot, I mean scorching and humid and exhausting. A short city walk nearly wiped me out with the only relief being the hotel pool. To survive the blistering afternoon, we did what all people do in that kind of weather. We drank. We went to a cantina in … More Merida, Mexico

Palenque, Mexico

Getting to Palenque seemed to take FOREVER. We left San Cristobal early in the morning to start the eight hour winding road to Palenque. The road is known for frequent closures due to protests, but we had received word that there wouldn’t be any protests on the day of our departure. That information was incorrect. … More Palenque, Mexico

Oaxaca, Mexico

Our favorite stop during our time in Oaxaca was Hierve el Agua. It consists of fresh water springs that are oversaturated with calcium carbonate, lending a unique greenish color to the water. As the water drips off the cliff, it forms stalactites and stalagmites that have converged to form a petrified waterfall. The site is … More Oaxaca, Mexico

Puebla, Mexico

Puebla is such a colorfully riveting town. Gorgeous and elaborate cathedrals dot many corners and classic Talavera tiles decorate nearly every building. We spent quite a bit of time walking around the historic center and the surrounding neighborhoods. We visited the Catedral de Puebla which was built in 1575. The building below was home to … More Puebla, Mexico

Teotihuacan, Mexico

A true highlight outside of Mexico City is Teotihuacan. It was the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas established in 100 BCE. The Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon are most notable, with many other smaller pyramids lining the Avenue of the Dead. What you can visit is only 10% of the … More Teotihuacan, Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City seems to be the “it” place to travel recently. The incredible street art, old colonial architecture, happening night life, and delectable tacos all make the city a must see in Mexico. The city is massive, with more people than New York City, all set in a high basin surrounded by mountains. Our first … More Mexico City, Mexico