Category Archives Mexico

Colorful boats on a canal in Xochimilco’s Floating Gardens of Mexico.

For the next stop on our healthy travel tour, we’re visiting one of the largest and most vibrant cities in the world: Mexico City. Throughout the year, travelers flock to the lively metropolis to explore its many historic and modern attractions. This cultural hub features art, centuries-old UNESCO World Heritage sites, delicious cuisine, and more. Although five days is a…

Mexican Food

If all the excitement of Cinco de Mayo raised your interest in Mexican cuisine but has you worried about your diet, don’t assume you’ll have to throw your healthy diet out the window. After all, there’s more to Mexican food than cheesy nachos, greasy burritos, and refried beans. And if you want to visit Mexico, you should know that with…

Typhoon Haiyan

The big news this morning is Super Typhoon Haiyan smashing into The Philippines, sending more than 100,000 people scrambling for safety, and stranding thousands of travelers. Manuel Mogato and Rosemarie Francisco report for Reuters on what is being called the strongest storm in recorded history. Flights have been canceled, and, from the sounds of things, the damage could be extensive…

Scuba Diving

Sure, you can easily get a 360-degree view of the depths of the ocean on Google’s Street View these days. But how much cooler would it be to view it all firsthand? From shipwrecks and caves to coral and fish of all colors and sizes, the underwater adventures you can experience during a scuba dive are endless; no avid traveler…

Tostadas are essentially open-faced tacos. Popular in Mexico as a meal of its own or as part of a larger spread, tostadas make for a fun, interactive dinner party. Corn or flour tortillas are fried until crispy, then topped with refried beans, chopped and fried meat, sour cream, shredded lettuce, salsa, and cheese. I’ve lightened up these traditional toppings, without…

If you’ve ever wished your hour-long deep tissue massage could go on forever, there is a way to continue being pampered for a little longer. You could always take a relaxing and revitalizing spa vacation. Why go on a spa vacation? If the idea of being treated like royalty isn’t enticing enough, here’s why you should consider it. It’s not…

We are in the dead of winter. Brrrr. As the cold descends over most of the U.S., a lot of people are dreaming of sunshine and sand, looking to escape town for a few days to bask in warmth on a beach somewhere… anywhere. However, we very often associate a beach vacation with inactivity, overindulgence and generally less-than-fit activities. But…

“Spring Break” and “caution” don’t go together too often, but this year, students who are headed to violence-scarred Mexico need to be paying attention to the news. As we’ve detailed here, drug violence continues to rage in multiple states across Mexico. Over this past weekend, the violence was in the headlines again as 44 inmates were killed in an escape…

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