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Pigskin Bomb, Prohibition and a Wacky Restaurant Score Historic 'Firsts' for Mazatlan

Bob Schulman | Posted 10.16.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Photo shows sites of two of Mazatlan's "firsts": Neveria Hill (rear of picture) and the historic Hotel Belmar, opened in 1920 on Olas Altas. Besides ...

Spirits of Mexico's Henequen Barons Walk the Cobbled Lanes of Merida

Bob Schulman | Posted 10.09.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Tourists scamper around a Maya monument in Merida. A stroll through the colonial district of Merida out in eastern Mexico's Yucatan P...

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...

Legends of Angelopolis, Mexico's Fourth Largest City

Bob Schulman | Posted 09.11.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

"It's no wonder that Mexican peasant brigades were able to beat the pride of the French army in the battle of Puebla on May 5 (Cinco de Mayo), 1862......

Vacationing in the Wake of Treasure Galleons

Bob Schulman | Posted 09.08.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Spanish super-galleons once sailed by western Mexico's modern-day beach resort at Ixtapa. Photo by Bob Schulman. There's a cute little umbrella in yo...

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...

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...

La Cucaracha: No Pot, No Travel

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.26.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

If you're a frequent visitor to Mexico, chances are you've heard bands play the popular Latin song "La Cucaracha" a zillion times at floor shows and p...

Spanish Troops Got a Big Surprise on the Gulf of Mexico

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.05.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

In the Middle Ages, commoners with an itch to pep up their wardrobes had a choice of black or various shades of grey, their dyes coming from cheap, dr...

Tales of Mazatlan's Plaza Machado

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.17.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Built in the 1820s, the plaza has been drawing visitors ever since. No one's really sure why he came to Mazatlan, but in the late 1820s a fellow fro...

Playa Espiritu Takes Root (at Last) on Mexico's West Coast

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Memo to travelers to Mexico: Make room in your closet for a bunch of new tee shirts proclaiming your love for places like Teacapan, Esquinapa and Playa Espiritu. Particularly for Playa Espiritu.

Alamos: A Treasure in the Sonoran Boonies

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.26.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

It's easy to see how this old Spanish mining town might have inspired a book about prospecting for gold in the nearby Sierras.

Todos Santos: What a Nice Surprise... Bring Your Alibis

Bob Schulman | Posted 01.22.2017 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Next time you're vacationing down at western Mexico's beach resort at Los Cabos consider a visit to the nearby town of Todos Santos.

Relatively Unplugged: Four Days Roadtrip Los Angeles to Baja California Norte

Tara Fass | Posted 01.19.2017 | Travel
Tara Fass

Baja and Paso Robles compete as our place to unplug from Los Angeles. Day 1: Our sweet spot has been a canine friendly casita named Villa Bella Gue...

I Am Not a Sailor, I Am a Captain: Behind the Words of 'La Bamba'

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Many -- but not all -- Latino musicologists agree the name of the song relates to the Spanish word bambolear, roughly meaning "to shake." Beyond that, though, the oft-improvised lyrics run the gamut from a happy Mexican dance tune to tales of lamented love.

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.

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.

Relic-Packed Museum in Cancun Turns Tourists on to Mayan Archaeo Sites

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Memo to visitors to Cancun: Sometime during your stay, chances are you're going to tear yourself away from your hotel's powdery beaches to get a look at one or more of the ancient Mayan cities dotting the Yucatan Peninsula.

Punta Diamante: Mexico's New Kid on the Beach

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.31.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

It's 1976, and eccentric (to put it mildly) billionaire Howard Hughes is on the move again. This time - after a decade of penthouse hopping between th...

Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit Ready to Go Capless

Bob Schulman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

It's 1525, and 20,000 native warriors are about to make history out of your little troop of Spanish conquistadores scouting the bay. There's only one way out. All eyes turn to Father Octavio, who needs no encouragement to call for divine intervention.

Baja California Sur: Vacationing With the Saints

Bob Schulman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

LOS CABOS, Mexico - Not too long ago - up to the 1970s - this 30-mile stretch of beaches, coves and lagoons at the tip of western Mexico's Baja Penins...

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.

Puerto Morelos: Cancun's Quiet Little Neighbor

Bob Schulman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Fast-forward to today, and Puerto Morelos (named after a hero in Mexico's war for independence from Spain) probably looks much like it did before the world's chewing gum craze put it on the map.

What This Woman Learned About Life By Traveling Solo To Mexico

Maryjane Fahey | Posted 11.09.2014 | Fifty
Maryjane Fahey

It's a jolt to be called 'Ma'am' the first time. And it still sucks the 223rd time. Ouch...a realization nobody needs to be reminded of.

How 3 X's Put Mexico's Cozumel Island on the Map

Bob Schulman | Posted 09.13.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

The first "X": You don't run across many islands with their own goddess. One is Cyprus, the home of the Greek love goddess Aphrodite. Another is Cozumel, a spot on the Mexican Caribbean where the Maya goddess Ixchel doled out love, fertility and lots of offspring.