Stonehenge: A “national disgrace.” Did I miss something? I’ve never thought of the remarkable prehistoric wonder as such, but a committee involved with the globally-known monument recently described it that way (as well as the Guardian and the Telegraph). The reason is that the million or so people who travel there each year are now forced to pay […]
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience Mexico outside the all-inclusive resorts, away from sprawling Mexico City? Francine Prose did. She checked out Puebla, a two-and-a-half-hour drive southeast of Mexico´s capital. Founded in 1531 by the Spanish, the city has a rich history deeply rooted in religion. Some even believe that the location of the city […]
O.K. It’s that time of year. Time to use up the remaining vacation days you’ve saved up for no reason, and the important decision of how you will blow that end of the year bonus check. I guess, that’s just my way of thinking (might not want to follow my lead on that one). I will soon be […]
The NY Daily News ticks off some of their favorite hotspots this summer in Latin America. A few may not exactly be terribly insightful (it’s a given Buenos Aires and Rio are great to see come late November), but there were a few good suggestions here I’d take some time to check out. Nicaragua’s San […]
Located in Guanajuato in Central Mexico, Sunday in the central plaza of San Miguel De Allende means ice cream, fresh fruit, and most likely a parade, something this town is very good at doing. Often.
So Mexico hasn’t really been getting a lot of love lately, what with the the whole swine flu and drug war thing going on, but that means that deals abound and there are far fewer tourists to deal with (plus you can get to Mexico with JetBlue’s all-you-can-jet $599 pass). But what to do when […]
With spectacular ancient ruins, underwater caves and some of the world’s best snorkeling, you better believe there’s more to do in the Mayan Riviera than sunbathing and sipping tropical drinks. By Alexis Korman This time of year, some big city folk like myself are not only pasty, but content with staking out a small stretch […]