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Juan Santamaria: A Tale of Betrayal and Heroism in Nicaragua

Bob Schulman | Posted 10.28.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Sign welcomes arrivals at Juan Santamaria International Airport. Next time you get off a jet at Costa Rica's main airport at San Jose check out the n...

A Food Lover's Guide to Mazatlan, Mexico

Karin E. Baker | Posted 09.06.2016 | Travel
Karin E. Baker

One of the best reasons to visit the coastal city of Mazatlan is the food, particularly if you're a lover of fish and seafood. Located where the Sea o...

5 Glorious Pacific Coast Beach Retirement Options

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.14.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Mexico has suffered a bum rap over the past few years. Drug lords, gang violence, swine flu ... the combination has translated into a dramatic falloff in this country's appeal for would-be American retirees. Meantime, Mexico is home to more than a million American expats. They can't all be misguided.

Confessions of a Spice-Challenged Visitor to Mexico

Bob Schulman | Posted 01.05.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

I really like spices. The trouble is, they don't like me. Anything with even a tiny chili in it gives me an instant heartburn.

Nuño de Guzman: Spain's Bad Boy in Mexico

Bob Schulman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Chances are you've heard of Hernan Cortes, the great Spanish conquistador who - with just 500 soldiers - snatched what's now the country of Mexico away from the powerful Aztec emperor Moctezuma in 1521.

Silks for Silver: Saga of the Manila Galleons

Bob Schulman | Posted 08.03.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Imagine it's the 16th century, and you're on a 2,500-ton Spanish super-galleon sailing off the Pacific coast of Mexico. You're on your way back from a long, dangerous voyage to Manila, where traders from Spain's conquered lands in the Americas.

Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay: The Little-Known Roots of 'Cielito Lindo'

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Chances are you've belted out your share of "Ay, ay, ay, ay" choruses in that timeless Mexican song about a lovely lady with dark eyes. Everyone knows "Cielito Lindo," right?

The 8 Coolest Things I Did in 2013

Anne Maxfield | Posted 03.02.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

This year a lot happened to the Accidental Locavore and in the spirit of a year-end round-up, here's a look back at some of the cool stuff from 2013. ...

Following the Big Blue Line to Mazatlan

Anne Z. Cooke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Anne Z. Cooke

If you've been to a party in Mazatlan, Mexico, you know what they mean by "fiesta." Now multiply by 10, add a chorus from Julio Iglesias and a wow from Lady Gaga, and you'll have a faint idea of the welcome celebration awaiting cruise passengers soon to disembark at this classic seaside port town.

Adventures in a Mexican Market: When Vegetarians & Pig Heads Collide

Anne Maxfield | Posted 09.17.2013 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

Whether I speak the language, or have the opportunity to use anything I might find at the market, I just love to go and wander, see what's available, watch the locals bargaining and commenting on the day's offerings.

Chasing Bullfights

Anne Z. Cooke | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Anne Z. Cooke

Now, if the photo had been of an ordinary matador I might have blown it off. Gold-embroidered jacket, red cape, ballet slippers, sharp sword, ho hum. But a man on horseback, head-to-head with an angry bull?

What's New In Mexico Travel

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.25.2013 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Next time you're planning a vacation south of the border, chances are the bargain rates you'll see in the travel ads -- one might say: "7 nites in Los Cabos for $750 PPDO incl. air" -- came from a deal cut at Tianguis.

A New Way To Fly To Mazatlan

Anne Z. Cooke | Posted 03.21.2013 | Travel
Anne Z. Cooke

Mazatlan is the place where I've wiggled my toes in the sand, swum in the waves, sampled the restaurants, admired the city lights at night from a friend's house high on a hill and, along the way, made a dozen new friends. And now there's a new way to get there.

Finding Old Mazatlan In Today's Mazatlan

Bob Schulman | Posted 11.14.2012 | Travel
Bob Schulman

An army is invading Mazatlan. Its troopers are architects, painters, carpenters, plumbers and electricians. Their mission: to create a major new tourism attraction by restoring the colonial splendor of dozens of blocks of crumbling, long-neglected buildings running inland from the town's cruise docks.

WATCH: Mazatlan's Day Of The Dead

La Carmina | Posted 05.05.2012 | Travel
La Carmina

These stands were decorated with real or paper marigolds, photos, favorite foods and belongings. Each had at least one sugar skull, with the name of the dead written on its forehead.

PHOTOS: The Magic Of Mazatlan

Anne Z. Cooke | Posted 04.22.2012 | Travel
Anne Z. Cooke

What I wanted to know was this: How dangerous is Mexico, and how can visitors avoid trouble?

Mexico Building Immense New Resort On The Pacific

Bob Schulman | Posted 02.05.2012 | Travel
Bob Schulman

You may have to squint to find these spots on the map -- if they show up at all -- but look for them about half-way down the west coast of Mexico. What's happening there? Playa Espiritu is going to be the country's next tropical Eden.

Gold, Booze And Tourists: Mazatlan's Plazuela Machado

Bob Schulman | Posted 01.08.2012 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Ships packed with 49ers often stopped at Mazatlan to let the lads enjoy a little R