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Turtles to Tortillas in Cancun
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Turtles to Tortillas in Cancun

The freshly hatched sea turtles tickle my hand as they squirm to paddle against real or imagined currents, then spread out en masse on the beach like a reptilian carpet disappearing into the sea, leaving nothing but a cool breeze and smiles behind. This is not your parents’ Cancun, nor […]

Ols Mazatlan night scene.
Chronological / Destinations / Mexico

Melodies of Mazatlan

MAZATLAN, Mexico—There really is an upside to everything bad in travel, including a sudden run of the “terrible turistas” on a Mexican holiday. No, we’re not talking about a tourist invasion here, but plain and simply traveler’s diarrhea, aka Montezuma’s Revenge, the Gringo Gallop and the Aztec Two-Step.  (In Asia […]

Vineyards and mountains are the background for this photo of Adobe Guadalupe Vineyards and Inn located in Mexico's premiere wine region, Valle de Guadalupe located in Baja California.
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Valle de Guadalupe is Mexico’s Premier Wine Country

Valle de Guadalupe is one instance where the place is just as beautiful as the name. Located in Baja California, just 70 miles south of Tijuana, Valle de Guadalupe is Mexico’s premier wine country. The Valle is becoming an ever more popular destination for tourists, especially so if you are […]

Temple of Kukulkan, Chichen Itza. Some say the temple was built as 3-D version of the Mayan calendar.
Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / Mexico

Sweat, Chaya, and the End of the World: Exploring the Maya

How do you get to know an ancient culture that is shrouded in mystery? One that supposedly predicts the end of the world this December? I went to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico to investigate the ancient Maya during the Terminal Classic Period (900 AD), when the awe-inspiring cities of […]

Hotel Las Hadas - Fairyland,  © John Lamkin
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The Brujo and the Ring of Fire in the Land of Magic, Suchitlan, Colima, Mexico

  It was in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico and I was staying at a five-star hotel on the beach called Las Hadas (meaning the fairies). (“Bo Derek slept here” while filming 10.) I heard that in the morning there was a van leaving on a trip to the Magic Town (Pueblo […]

Mis Recuerdos, My Memories, of Oaxaca
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Mis Recuerdos, My Memories, of Oaxaca

It’s been more than 35 years that I’ve been living and working in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico and in the small outlying villages. Most of my work with the weavers, both buying and designing pieces that will be sold in my New Mexico gallery, is done in a small Zapotec weaving village outside of Oaxaca.

The Mexican Spa
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The Mexican Spa

“SPA TREATMENTS” read the hand-lettered sign, which seemed perfectly normal…until I remembered I was in a prison, in Mexico!

La Petite Crêpe, A Mexican Culinary Experience
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La Petite Crêpe, A Mexican Culinary Experience

We were having a culinary adventure (and mis-adventure) coming up from the Belize border, heading toward Cancun. On the way down from Cancun we had a quest – find the Peninsula’s best flan. We did, at Rancho Encantado in Bacalar.

The Hippie Hat
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The Hippie Hat

We were looking for sombreros–hats. Viewing the giant hat sculpture in the village plaza, there was no doubt we had arrived at the hat-making town of Becal, Campeche, Mexico.

Cancun’s Caribe Park Royal Grand: An All-Inclusive Primo Retreat
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Cancun’s Caribe Park Royal Grand: An All-Inclusive Primo Retreat

I had the great fortune of joining other bloggers on a sponsored trip to Cancun’s Caribe Park Royal Grand right on the wide-open, white powdery beach overlooking turquoise Caribbean surf. This all-inclusive is the primo retreat for a fun-in-the sun holiday.