10 Mexican Traditions for the New Year

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Firework Mexico city at NewYear

In Mexico, Christmas does not end on New Year’s Day. Continuing through Epiphany or El Dia de los Reyes (day of the kings or wise men) on January 6th, when Mexican children traditionally receive their Christmas gifts, Christmas in Mexico extends further to February 2nd, El Dia de la Candelaria, when the nativity scene and […]

Hidden Treasures of the Yucatan Peninsula

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The Yucatan Peninsula is filled with extraordinary natural wonders, such as Mayan ruins hidden in tropical jungles, white sand beaches, clear blue seas, enchanting cenotes, underground river and cave systems, and endangered plant and animal species. Beyond the resort towns where the Maya Indians once flourished, a tropical world of hidden natural attractions and cultural […]

Celebrating Christmas the Mexican Way

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Posada Mexican Traditions

The entire house smells like cinnamon and baked apples that just remind you of Christmas at home. The dreary cold outside makes the sparkling Christmas tree lights even more welcoming. It’s Christmas time and all around the world, people are warming up their hot chocolate, hot apple cider, or simply escaping the cold all together […]

Food Creations of the Yucatan: Top 3 Mexican Recipes

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Yucatan Cuisine

The Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico is Mayan country and that means all kinds of fascinating surprises, from ancient Mayan pyramids and tropical jungles to sacred cenotes and succulent food. Consisting of three Mexican states − Yucatan, Campeche, and Quintana Roo (home to Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and the Riviera Maya) − the peninsula has a […]

International Travel with Kids: 5 Important Details

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Enjoying a Family Vacation!

We don’t have to tell you that traveling with children is predictably unpredictable, but if you’re prepared, you can have a fun family vacation. It requires some extra planning − especially for international travel − but provides an opportunity to spend quality time with your family, which is often difficult with today’s hectic routines. Vacationing […]