Skip The Beach, Visit The Real Mexico

Thursday, March 8, 2012

I know that for most people, Mexico this time of year means beaches, beer funnels, lounge chairs, diving excursions, 600-thread count sheets, sunny weather, and nights slept on the floor of dingy jail cells while being protected by someone named “Big Hector” who for some reason has taken an interest in your well-being (okay, that […]

How Widespread Is Violence In Mexico Really?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I’m not one for taking to heart the warnings of danger when traveling. From the overblown threat of pickpocketers in Barcelona to the unfounded warnings of imminent kidnapping the second one steps off the plane in Colombia, I often wonder whether these rumors of danger are often nothing more than a classic fear of the […]

5 Best Places To Scuba Dive In The World That Have Nothing To Do With Fish

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It’s hard to imagine that someone would get bored limiting their diving experiences to coral reefs, but for those looking for a little variety in their underwater adventures, why not try exploring some of the world’s best places to dive that have absolutely nothing to do with animals that could populate a Disney movie? For […]

Mexican Road Trip: Should You Do it?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Braving an awesome experience comes with the weight of cost and benefit. To experience a culture — the people, the language, the street food — as authentically as possible is always the goal. Some no longer wish for simply Tex-Mex. Some want the real thing. At the end of the day, whether you actually take […]

Tour Divide: The Most Difficult Bike Race On Earth You’ve Never Heard Of

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A record-setting field of racers is nearing completion. Some race for the experience and some for the physical test. Some race to see if they can truly achieve their dream, some out of curiosity, and some for the idea. Some race to win. On June 9, 77 people will converge on Banff, Canada. They will […]

Travel Trend: Authenticity In Tijuana

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

As I looked for my plaid flannel scarf and fur-trimmed moccasins before leaving the house this morning, I had a thought: If only I had a dog-sled . . . Is this what it means to be Canadian? No. These are just our romantic notions of how we, as Canadians, endure our biggest hardship: Winter. […]

Amid Drug Violence, Can You Still Travel To Rosarito Beach?

Monday, November 22, 2010

By Ted Hesson From the car in the outlet mall parking lot in southern San Diego we could see a winding stretch of the border fence; beyond the fence, tawny hills and tough shrubs, terrain that was wilder and more natural than Southern California’s artificially landscaped residential neighborhoods. A giant tri-color flag — green, white, […]

Why Haven’t More Travelers Heard Of Guanajuato? Maybe That’s Good . . .

Friday, September 10, 2010

For some, global cities have lost their luster. As we travel from New York City to Paris to Tokyo to Buenos Aires, some travelers have found that each city is, as the Taiwanese that I met liked to say, “same, same, but different.” In most urban centers you can find major corporations, like Starbucks or […]

Lookin’ For A Little Magic In Mexico

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Okay, you may have traveled to some “rustic,” “off-the-beaten-path,” or, dare I say, “quaint” towns during your travels, but how many of them can you say are actually denoted as being “magic”? And not by some made-up huckster like J.K. Rowling or Rick Steves, but somebody credible, like the Mexican Government! As Jaunted reported back […]

A Community Comes Together In Mexico

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

by Katherine Fisher I showed up around 10 a.m. and the buzz was already going, loudly. When I arrived, the cement truck was already there, ready to unload as much concrete as we needed. The kids were amazed at the sight of this huge, monstrous truck, and they were running around with unbridled excitement and […]

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