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Mexico & Central America

Day of the Dead Celebrations: Mexico’s Hungry Ghosts
Mexico & Central America / Pop Culture Travel

Day of the Dead Celebrations: Mexico’s Hungry Ghosts

While Halloween is a popular holiday in the United States, Mexico has long celebrated the Day of the Dead. Contributing writer Michelle da Silva Richmond, who has extensive firsthand knowledge… Read More…

Mexican Foodie Favorites for Cinco de Mayo
Culinary Travel / Mexico & Central America

Mexican Foodie Favorites for Cinco de Mayo

Mexican forces defeated the French 152 years ago at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. In honor of this significant victory, Cinco de Mayo has become a much-celebrated… Read More…

Chile’s Atacama Desert: A Resort on Top of the World
Mexico & Central America

Chile’s Atacama Desert: A Resort on Top of the World

Chile’s Atacama desert is the highest desert in the world, and it’s also the driest. (Cue 1995-era Radiohead song.) This northern region of Chile, close to the Bolivian border, gets… Read More…

Daily Deal: Stay in a Cancun Resort for $79 a Night
Daily Deals / Mexico & Central America

Daily Deal: Stay in a Cancun Resort for $79 a Night

If you want to book a last minute getaway, you’re in luck. The CasaMagna Marriott Resort in Cancun is offering “Last Minute Weekends” deals through the beginning of November. You can book weekend deals starting at $79 per night.

Live Every Week Like It’s Shark Week: 5 Great Shark Adventures
Africa / Mexico & Central America / Middle East / Pop Culture Travel / Water sports

Live Every Week Like It’s Shark Week: 5 Great Shark Adventures

We all love Shark Week. Here’s the great news: it doesn’t have to end! Just because the Discovery Channel only has one week of programming doesn’t mean you can’t follow… Read More…

What’s Different about Adventure Travel in Belize?
Adventure Travel & Sports / Beach Vacations / Mexico & Central America / Water sports

What’s Different about Adventure Travel in Belize?

Belize bills itself as Mother Nature’s best-kept secret, but the cat’s out of the bag and the tiny Central American country is becoming a mecca for active travelers seeking adventure… Read More…

El Salvador: Five Days in ‘The 30-Minute Country’
Beach Vacations / Culinary Travel / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Eco Travel / Mexico & Central America / Museums / Restaurants

El Salvador: Five Days in ‘The 30-Minute Country’

Most of the American tourist dollars going to Central America often end up in Costa Rica, where coffee junkies and surfing students like to hang out. But many of Costa… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Sustainable Farming in Mexico
Eco Travel / Mexico & Central America / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Sustainable Farming in Mexico

In this week’s voluntourism spotlight, we’re featuring a different kind of agritourism. The Yolitia farm focuses on sustainable farming and living. Keep reading to find out about how you can volunteer… Read More…

4 Ways to Volunteer in Peru’s Local Communities
Eco Travel / Mexico & Central America / Videos / Voluntourism

4 Ways to Volunteer in Peru’s Local Communities

Travelers may think of Machu Picchu when they head to Peru, but that’s just the start. For a truly immersive experience within a local community, take part in a volunteer… Read More…

Ready for 12.21.12? Mundo Maya Gears Up for New Cycle
Caribbean / Cultural Immersion / Festivals / Mexico & Central America / Travel News

Ready for 12.21.12? Mundo Maya Gears Up for New Cycle

If you follow the Maya prophesy, 12/21/12 is supposed to be the end of the world as we know it. Michelle da Silva Richmond heads off the tourist path on… Read More…

Tulum Uncovered: Beyond Mexico’s All-Inclusive Track
Beach Vacations / Destinations / Eco Travel / Mexico & Central America / Romantic Travel / Travel News

Tulum Uncovered: Beyond Mexico’s All-Inclusive Track

For independent-minded travelers who shun the all-inclusive resort, land-of-the-wristband concept of vacationing, the beaches of Tulum are the new vortex of do-it-yourself cool. Janet Fullwood gets away from the all-inclusive… Read More…