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Mexico's Computers Pick a Winner at Kaank'uun

Bob Schulman | Posted 12.02.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

A little over 40 years ago Cancun was an uninhabited island. It's mid-1974, and the front section of your daily paper is packed with stories about Ge...

The World's Top Couch Potato Adventures

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.19.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Travel trends come and go like cruise ships at sea. For a while it was yes-it's-included tours. Then volunteer-as-you-go. The big thing now--hot as...

You Need to Try at Least One of These Caribbean Eco-Adventures | Posted 04.25.2016 | Travel

By Michelle Schuman for the Orbitz Travel Blog We'd never knock you for spending an entire vacation with your toes in the sand, piña colada in hand....

The World's Most Beautiful Beaches, on Instagram | Posted 04.18.2016 | Travel

By Michelle Schuman for the Orbitz Travel Blog Ever thought all beaches are pretty much the same? Well, think again. Where the view is breathtaking,...

Yucatan? I'm not sure I can.

Cynthia Catania | Posted 02.09.2017 | Travel
Cynthia Catania

I am adventurous by proxy. It is not my natural state of being. I often over-resist our adventures & then discover I'm having the time of my life. W...

6 Things I Learned Traveling Without My Cellphone

Woody Roseland | Posted 02.09.2017 | Travel
Woody Roseland

At it's core, this trip was about being intentional about adventure (One of Micah's life mantras). So I wondered how to increase the adventure aspect of it. And it hit me! For as vocal as I've been about not using technology, this would be the perfect time to put my money where my mouth is: leave my phone at home and do this trip sans cellular.

Where in the World Is the Best Place to Be in November? Mexico.

Lonely Planet | Posted 10.20.2016 | Travel
Lonely Planet

We all crave that sweet serendipity of being in the right place at the right time: When the Northern Lights are most likely to dance; when that sleepy scruff-bucket town transforms for its once-a-year fabulous fiesta; or, when a mass mob of whales gathers at the nearby reef.

One Of The World's Most Appealing Escape-It-All Retirement Spots

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.30.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Regardless of where they've come from, the people who find their way to Belize live in the present, remain optimistic about the future, and bask in the sunshine and freedom of one of the world's quirkiest nations.

Buck Angel: Pornographer Turned Advocate

Enrique Torre Molina | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Enrique Torre Molina

Here's my chat with award-winning pornographer turned advocate Buck Angel.

Cancun: Save the Iguanas!

Mark I. Pinsky | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel
Mark I. Pinsky

For the crested, wrinkled amphibians lazing unmolested in the tropical sun, the billboards could mean only one thing: There goes the neighborhood. A virtual biosphere sacrificed for another cheap show to siphon tourists' dollars.

Take A Day Trip Away From Cancun And Visit Chichen Itza

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel

Cancun is a city more known for shots and spring breakers than its proximity to ancient Mayan ruins, but next time you're down South in the Yucatan, t...

8 Top Spots to Eat and Shop in Yucatan, Mexico

Fathom | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel

I recently swapped the polar vortex of the East Coast for the solar vortex of Tulum and nearby Valladolid in search of tacos, sun, sand, and some good old-fashioned retail therapy.

What Are the Pueblos Mágicos? The Best Reason to Visit Mexico

minube | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel

Deep in the heart of rural Mexico, you'll find the Pueblos Mágicos, a select group of Mexican villages whose cultural, historical, or natural treasures have been deemed, well, magical.

10 Reasons to Visit Mexico Now

AFAR | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel

Mexico is home to some of the richest archaeological sites in the world. Thousands of pyramids dot its landscape, with the most famous near Tulum and Mexico City. To begin to comprehend the knowledge and vision it took to construct these will take your breath away.

11 Best Winter Getaways to Lock in NOW

Budget Travel | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

We know, we know: You've still got some sand in your shoes. Who wants to think about winter when it's still so far away? But you might want to reconsider. If you want a price as dreamy as these trips, don't wait for the first snowfall to make your reservation.

Top 9 Day Trips and Excursions Near Cancun

minube | Posted 08.05.2013 | Travel

While the Riviera Maya is often considered an inexpensive hub for those seeking boozy fun in the sun, there has been a growing trend in travelers who are opting to leave the cushy confines of all-inclusive resorts and explore the more authentic, enriching, and unique areas of the region.

PHOTOS: Secrets Of The Maya Otherworld

Posted 07.20.2013 | Home

Centuries after their decline, the Maya are still yielding their secrets to the world. Each day, scientists work to uncover another piece of the puzzl...

A Major First For Mexico

Fusion | Cristina Costantini | Posted 09.01.2013 | Latino Voices

With Latinos across the country arguing over the new Lifetime telenovela, Devious Maids, it seems we've overlooked the premiere of another ground-brea...

PHOTOS: Tulum For Families

GoTrexx | Posted 05.08.2013 | Travel

In its heyday, Tulum served as a port of call for mariners and traders, and its walls defined the ancient town's defense against invaders from sea and land.

A Second Chance To Discover Mundo Maya

Andrew Burmon | Posted 12.23.2012 | Travel

Cancun - On December 21, the eyes of the world turned towards the ruins of the Maya Empire and the eyes of those amid that megalithic rubble turned he...

Maya Calendar 101: What Does 'December 21, 2012' Really Mean?

Joshua Berman | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel
Joshua Berman

Within the multidisciplinary world of "2012ology," theories span the gamut from serious academic discussions by glyph-deciphering Maya geeks to theorists who think that, on December 21, 2012, a magnetic phenomenon caused by the sun will trigger all human pineal glands to release a hallucinogen resulting in a mass humanity-wide acid trip.

Satellite Data Reveal Secrets Of Mysterious Sea Creatures

Posted 05.14.2012 | Science

By: LiveScience Staff Published: 05/12/2012 04:43 PM EDT on LiveScience Very little is known about giant manta rays, fish up to 25 feet wide tha...

Maya Civilization Said Done In By Climate Change

| Michael Balter | Posted 02.26.2012 | Science

For more than 500 years, the Maya kings ruled the New World's richest and most advanced civilization. But then, around 800 C.E., the Maya empire began...

Chasing Chiles: Xnipec -- A Touch of the Dog's Nose

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

One of the most delightful food discoveries for us in Mérida was xnipek (pronounced SHNEE-peck). The name comes from the Mayan language and means "dog's nose."

Mexican Migration: A South of the Border View

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Geri Spieler

In this particular examination of the flow of Mexican migrants into the United States, the authors state that the lack of jobs in the U.S. -- not border enforcement -- is postponing migration.