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Mexico & Central America

All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico
Hotels & Accommodations / Caribbean / Mexico & Central America

All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico

Are you thinking of staying at an all-inclusive beach resort? While most include perks beyond an average hotel stay, some all-inclusive resorts are not as inclusive as you might think…. Read More…

Fiestas de Navidad: Celebrating Christmas in Mexico
Christmas / Mexico & Central America

Fiestas de Navidad: Celebrating Christmas in Mexico

Thinking of traveling for the holidays this year? It’s a great way to discover the culture, customs, and traditions of another country. While many associate Christmas with snow, mistletoe, and… Read More…

Day of the Dead Celebrations: Mexico’s Hungry Ghosts
Fall / Halloween / 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…

Exotic Family Experiences For Tighter Budgets & Timelines
Family/Kids Travel / Canada / Mexico & Central America / USA

Exotic Family Experiences For Tighter Budgets & Timelines

We all know there are destinations we want to see, and there are destinations we can actually afford. When it comes to traveling with kids, there are always extra factors… 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’
Culinary Travel / Eco Travel / Beach Vacations / Cultural Immersion / Culture / 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 / Voluntourism / Mexico & Central America

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
Videos / Eco Travel / Voluntourism / Mexico & Central America

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
Travel News / Caribbean / Cultural Immersion / Festivals / Mexico & Central America

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
Travel News / Destinations / Eco Travel / Romantic Travel / Beach Vacations / Mexico & Central America

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…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Rancho Universo Horse Sanctuary
Travel News / Voluntourism / Mexico & Central America

Voluntourism Spotlight: Rancho Universo Horse Sanctuary

While you may know Cozumel as a beach destination you may be surprised to know it is also a gathering place for horse enthusiasts. This week’s Voluntourism Spotlight introduces the… Read More…

Video Travel Tip: Travel Safety & Protecting Yourself on the Road
Travel Tools / Travel Safety / Videos / Mexico & Central America / Middle East / Money, Currency & Credit

Video Travel Tip: Travel Safety & Protecting Yourself on the Road

Every week, Peter answers tons of travel questions on Facebook, on Twitter, in his weekly Ask Peter column and on air on Peter Greenberg Worldwide. More often than not, those… Read More…

Signature Dishes: Wines of Mexico
Videos / Culinary Travel / Mexico & Central America

Signature Dishes: Wines of Mexico

Every Saturday, Peter shares one of his signature dishes. This week, we’re switching it up and sharing a signature drink. Mexico might be the birthplace of tequila,  but it’s also… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Working with Oaxacan Children
Voluntourism / Mexico & Central America

Voluntourism Spotlight: Working with Oaxacan Children

We’ve told you about arts and culture in Oaxaca and now we’re focusing on the state’s youngest residents. Find out the unique socioeconomic problems in the community and what you… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Sky Island Alliance
Travel News / Voluntourism / Mexico & Central America

Voluntourism Spotlight: Sky Island Alliance

In this week’s voluntourism spotlight, we’re featuring Sky Island Alliance which has programs dedicated to conservation and landscape maintenance as well as a few surprising projects. Keep reading to find… Read More…