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Mexico’s ride of the dead mini-doc

The Trans Sierra Norte mountain bike race is a three-day ride across ancient Mexican paths that finishes at the Dia de los Muertos celebrations in Oaxaca City. The riders brave enough to tackle the challenging route on 1,000-year-old trails face a 3,000-foot elevation gain/loss, chilly nights, and stalking panthers in the Mexican jungle. One of these riders, Yefra Ram, gave… Read more →

Mexico city with kids

Mexico City is one of the oldest and most exciting cities in Latin America and it’s a great destination for travelers and their little ones (especially if they are old enough to enjoy Mexican food!). Check out what Mexico City has to offer to families traveling with children. 1. Family attractions in Mexico City 2. Tips on taking babies and… Read more →

Indigenous cultures in Mexico

There are around 15 million indigenous people, distributed in 56 different ethnic groups, living in Mexico. Each group has its own history, language, and traditions, as well as struggles to preserve its culture. Here are eight places in Mexico where you can experience indigenous cultures. 1. Cuetzalan (Nahua) In the heart of the Sierra Norte in the state of Puebla,… Read more →

Nevado de Toluca in Mexico

Nevado de Toluca, at over 15,000 feet, is Mexico’s fourth highest peak. Now extinct, the volcano had its last major eruption a scant 10,500 years ago. It’s hard to imagine an atmosphere so different just 80km outside of Mexico City, but the volcano has a cold alpine climate year round. In the wet season —- May to October —- it’s… Read more →

Mexico’s Tolantongo Caves: What you need to know for a visit

Las Grutas de Tolantongo is located in the state of Hidalgo 3 hours northeast of Mexico city. It remained a well-kept secret well into the 1970’s until the resort and grottos were constructed and the world learned its name. Since then it’s gone on to achieve global fame. Tolantongo isn’t a town, but a box-canyon deep in the Valle de… Read more →

Wisit Hierve el Agua in Mexico

HIERVE EL AGUA, Spanish for “the water boils,” is a geological phenomenon in the heart of the Oaxaca state of Mexico. What looks like a waterfall is actually hardened mineral deposits left by water which bubbled out from the rocks, slowly dripped down and calcified over thousands of years. It is one of only two petrified waterfalls in the world,… Read more →

Where to see the 2017 solar eclipse

ON MONDAY, August 21, 2017, North America will be able to witness a solar eclipse. According to NASA, The Moon will cover the Sun for a maximum about two minutes and 40 seconds in the best locations. Although everyone in the US should be able to see the eclipse, only 14 states are on the path of totality, i.e. will… Read more →

Best cantinas in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY is modernizing with third-wave coffee shops, gourmet small plate restaurants, and artisanal boutique shops. The bars have changed too, serving fancy cocktails in stylish, well-manicured spaces. For a more unique and classic experience, skip the fancy cocktails and head over to one of the many cantinas around the city. Here you can grab a beer, play dominos, and… Read more →