Understanding the Equinox | Mayan legends

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To be able to understand the mystery of Kukulkan, the descending feathered serpent, we must first travel to the beginning of the legend: Quetzalcoatl. Quetzalcoatl comes from quetzal, the Nahatls’ mythological bird and means to fly, to go away. Coatl means serpent, the rattlesnake that means time. Quetzalcoatl means the time that goes away, time […]

The 10 Most Inspiring Travel Pages on Facebook

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Facebook (FB) has about 500 million users worldwide so it’s no surprise that individuals and organizations that already have their own website also have a FB page. One convenient aspect of FB, everything is on that one page. Owners can share highlights from their websites, post interesting links and maybe a photo of the day. […]

Is it Safe to Travel to Mexico?

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Without rattling off a bunch of statistics, in a word, yes. I have been living in Cancun for eleven years and I finally feel the need to speak up. I moved from Chicago to Cancun eleven years ago. Cancun was different then, smaller, less traffic, and not a pair of shoes in my size to […]

The 3 Best Cenotes to Visit in the Mexican Caribbean

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A cenote is a natural phenomenon, a sinkhole in the Earth’s surface. The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico has an estimated 7,000 cenotes because it is primarily made up of porous limestone. For millions of years, rainfall slowly ate away at the limestone and a huge system of underground caves and caverns was formed. Many filled […]

5 Online Travel Tools for International Travelers

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Leaving your home country for an international vacation is thrilling, but it can also leave you feeling a bit uncertain. What will the weather be like? Where should you stay? How much money should you bring? These internet travel tools will help you find answers to these questions and many more. 1. Search Engines Find […]

Saying ‘I do’ in the Yucatan | Photo Essay

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 Marissa and Louis, Ashley and Stephen, Lani and Raphael are just several of the many couples that chose the Riviera Maya as the place to say their vows and begin their lives together. In the Mexico Caribbean love is in always the air. Year round the region provides the perfect climate for a wedding. With […]

A Day on Isla Mujeres | Photos & Tips

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Isla Mujeres, “the island of the women”, is a small island off the coast of Cancun. It is 5 miles long and a half a mile wide at its widest point. While there are plenty of hotels and hostels on the island, it’s also a great place to visit for the day. Of course, since […]