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3 Hot Alternatives to Cancun this Winter (and Always)

Stephanie Be | Posted 12.16.2016 | Travel
Stephanie Be

Looking to escape the cold and crowds with a margarita and swim? The Yucatan has more to offer than Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Consider these...

The Most Popular Travel Destinations for Christmas

Oyster | Posted 10.27.2016 | Travel

We know, we know. It's not even Halloween yet and we're already talking about Christmas. But it's for good reason; while the best time to book your Ch...

8 Honest-to-Gosh Useful Tips on Vacationing in Mexico

Bob Schulman | Posted 09.26.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Sunset at Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo. Travelers to Mexico should know it's OK to drink the water at resort hotels (they often purify it as many as three time...

The Mexican Caribbean: More Than Sun, Surf and Sand

Bob Schulman | Posted 09.20.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Cancun is one of the world's top beach resorts. Photo courtesy of the Cancun CVB. It's been another tough day on the beach - sunning, snoozing, splas...

The 10 Best Party Beach Towns In The World

Oyster | Posted 09.02.2016 | Travel

Beaches and partying go together like, well, a hot summer day and a cold beer. It's no wonder, then, that many of the gorgeous beach towns around the ...

It's a Bird... It's a Plane... No It's Kukulkan

Bob Schulman | Posted 08.13.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Mural of Kukulkan in a hotel lobby on the Riviera Maya. Photo by Bob Schulman. The name "Kukulkan" pops up a lot around Mexico's super-resort at Canc...

11 Gorgeous Swim-Up Suites You'll Totally Fall in Love With

Oyster | Posted 08.05.2016 | Travel

If you love lazing away the day in the hotel pool, you can't do much better than staying in a swim-up suite, where it's possible to dip into the water...

Putting Your Self(ie) And Animals At Risk

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 07.14.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

Wild animals are not novelties, are not safe for human interaction, do not exist to entertain us, and belong in the wild. Period.

3 All-Inclusive Resorts for Every Riviera Maya Traveler

Michelle Rae Uy | Posted 06.22.2016 | Travel
Michelle Rae Uy

As a world-class vacation destination, the Riviera Maya is home to a ragbag of all-inclusive hotels and resorts, each one offering amenities that target a specific type of audience. In many ways, that's a good thing as it gives us travelers a chance to pick and choose. But having too many choices can be a frustrating thing, as you know, and sometimes we need to boil it down to what kind of vacation we want to have.

A Must Visit on the Riviera Maya

William Lees | Posted 05.20.2016 | Travel
William Lees

Of all the well known and documented areas of the Mayan Riviera, somehow this little gem remains the most discreet location. I am not saying that it i...

How You Can Retire To Mexico's Beautiful Caribbean Coast

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 04.27.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Imagine the perfect Caribbean beach in Mexico and chances are it features soft, white sands, swaying palms, and impossibly turquoise waters. That description barely does justice to the Caribbean beaches of Mexico.

3 Ways to Avoid Wild Spring Break Crowds (Or Not)

Mark Chesnut | Posted 01.30.2017 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

Spring breakers. Photo: CW Abas Photography via It happens every spring. Thousands of college students flock to sunny beach destinatio...

Family Adventure Trips

Andrea Poe | Posted 11.02.2016 | Travel
Andrea Poe

Kids love pools and beaches, of course. And there's nothing wrong with those two aquatic draws anchoring a family trip, but juicing up the family holi...

5 Romantic Getaways For Couples Hoping To Reignite Their Relationship

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 10.14.2016 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

Looking to rekindle your romance and fall for each other all over again? Here are our picks of hotels from around the world that offer some seriously romantic settings to light a spark in your relationship -- complete with special packages for lovebirds and more.

6 Great Last-Minute Labor Day Getaways

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 08.28.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Don't you love it when data proves we're procrastinators? (Though we prefer "spontaneous.") Expedia just released a Labor Day travel trends report -- turns out 80 percent of us wait until August to book that weekend getaway.

Finding Maya Culture Near Cancún

Kerri Allen | Posted 07.19.2016 | Travel
Kerri Allen

Deep in the jungles of contemporary Quintana Roo, the Maya still live in small communities, often only speaking Maya, and practicing some of the ancient rituals that Xcaret preserves.

A Guide to 10 Wacky Weddings in Mexico

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.10.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Looking for a place a little, er, unconventional to tie the knot? How about on top of a 2,000-year-old Maya pyramid? Or maybe in a church named after 11,000 virgins? Or on a beach where old-time movie stars used to whoop it up? If ideas like these ring a bell, consider these 10 spots south of the border.

Wildlife From Both Sides of the Glass

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.23.2016 | Travel
Christine Negroni

In 2005, I had a big bay window installed over my kitchen sink. Since I spend hours standing there, I reasoned I might as well look at something. I thought I was providing myself with a view of the garden, but it is the wildlife I've seen that has made that window worth every penny I paid for it.

Mexico Debuts Quickie Immigration Clearance for Some Arrivals at Popular Airports

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.05.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

The lines will likely get even longer next year when current caps on transborder flight frequencies are tossed out.

Cheap Flights to Mexico? No Problem | Posted 05.11.2016 | Travel

Whether you're headed to Cabo or Cancun, Mexico City or beyond, flights to Mexico aren't always cheap. Where you live and which airlines service that airport play a big part in how much you'll pay for your flight.

These Photos Of Underwater Sculptures Will Give You Chills

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.19.2015 | Arts

These creepy, yet beautiful, images showcase a remarkable marine sculpture park dedicated to conservation. In February, London-based Photographer ...

Street Food: Eating Our Way Through Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula

The GypsyNesters | Posted 03.16.2015 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Across Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, we set out to sample as many street delicacies as possible.

8 Unique Spa Treatments You've Probably Never Heard of (and Where to Find Them)

Oyster | Posted 05.12.2015 | Travel

A deep, cleansing facial or classic Swedish massage are great go-to spa treatments, but some spas have much more unique offerings.

No Kids Allowed: 8 Adults-Only Hotels in Secret Spots

Oyster | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel

We suggest heating things up this winter with a visit to a sexy, sandy, and secluded adults-only hotel. Whether you need a spot for the long Valentine's Day -- er, we mean Presidents' Day -- weekend, or a remote locale for a romantic rendezvous this spring, one of these eight is sure to get you in the mood.

Tianguis Turistico Mexico Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary in Acapulco

Bryen Dunn | Posted 03.14.2015 | Travel
Bryen Dunn

Tianguis is the largest tourism showcase in all of Mexico, attracting hundreds of local exhibitors, and thousands of international buyers. The event is also open to the general public, providing locals with the knowledge they need to visit other parts of their own country.