Top 10 Reasons to Take a Mexico Vacation

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There’s no better time to start planning your 2012 winter vacation than during these warm summer months. However, with so many dreamy tropical places available and the publicity surrounding the drug violence in northern Mexico, vacation planning has become a little more complicated. Many travel destinations in Mexico are still safe, among them the Yucatan […]

Things NOT to do in Cancun

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You can find things you should do in Cancun all over the internet; take tours, go all-inclusive, don’t go all-inclusive, visit Chichen Itza, but what about the things you shouldn’t do? If you want to save a little money and have a great Mexican vacation, here are some suggestions for things you should not do in Cancun.

Take a Celebration Vacation

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Vacations reduce stress, promote creativity, stave off burnout and strengthen bonds between you and your family and friends. Cancun, Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya are outstanding destinations where you can find adventure and history, or just sit back and relax

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 […]

Top 10 Cultural Norms to Observe in Mexico

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Top 10 Cultural Norms to Observe in Mexico

When in Mexico, do as the Mexicans do! Take it easy (“tomalo con calma”) and go with the flow (“dejate llevar”); be friendly (“se amistoso”) and show respect (“muestra respeto”) − some basic rules to live by when traveling in Mexico.  Of course, some cultural norms and social customs worth observing require explanation, so you […]

Taste Paradise at ‘Taste of Playa’

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Taste Paradise at ‘Taste of Playa’

Three is a wonderful number – especially when it combines (1) white sand beaches, (2) the blue Caribbean Sea, and (3) international gourmet food all in one place! Add clear skies, sunshine, and warm temperatures, and you have Playa del Carmen: a beautiful beach town in the Riviera Maya near Cancun, Mexico. With its strong […]

Mexico Airport Customs: Passing with Ease

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Mexico Airport Customs Passing with Ease

WYou’ve made it to Mexico. After packing and spending hours spent in planes, trains and automobiles, all you can think about is getting to your final destination. It almost seems cruel to make you pass through immigration and customs. Well, unfortunately, somebody has to do it and that somebody is you, me…and everyone else on […]

Mexican Haciendas of Yucatan: History, Design and Photos.

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Mexican Haciendas of Yucatan History Design and Photos.

Recognized for its rich cultural history, the Yucatan Peninsula is home to a number of cultural attractions for travelers, such as archaeological sites of ancient Mayan ruins, but another no-less spectacular attraction is the Mexican hacienda. These architectural treasures are exquisite constructions with important historical significance. Hacienda History In the 16th century, the haciendas were […]

Tipping Like a Local in Mexico

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Tipping Like a Local in Mexico

You travel south of the border to enjoy the warm white sands of Mexico beaches but when it comes to tipping, you’re not in Kansas anymore Toto. Despite the fact that the Mexican hospitality is very warm, there are some slight tipping cultural differences to keep in mind that will prevent misconceptions among tourist and […]