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Kaank'uun to Cancun: The Backstory of Mexico's Blockbuster Resort

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.13.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Today, fun-in-the-sun-loving tourists and wannabe archaeologists alike are bedding down in some 41,000 rooms in 385 hotels along the powdery beaches of the Riviera.

Swim With Sculptures At This Insane Underwater Museum

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel

Instead of diving into an endless train wreck of shots, spring breakers and shallow hotel pools, why not try jumping into the cool blue waters off the...

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...

Mayan Ruins Lend Themselves To Instagram

Posted 08.30.2013 | Travel

The Mayan ruins that are peppered through Mexico (and throughout Belize, Guatemala, and present-day El Salvador) are heavily-touristed by people eager...

Top 9 Day Trips and Excursions Near Cancun

minube | Posted 08.05.2013 | Travel
minube

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: Stunning Stairways Around the World

Trippy | Posted 02.27.2013 | Travel
Trippy

Just remember: no sliding down the banister!

Where Spain And The New World Collided...

Bob Schulman | Posted 02.25.2013 | Travel
Bob Schulman

A newer attraction on the tour routes -- it's only 450 years old -- is a colonial town full of yellow buildings called Izamal.

12 Things To See Before The Apocalypse

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

With the Maya apocalypse fast approaching, now is the time to start crossing some things off your bucket list. If you've ever wanted to stay on a private island, gamble with your life savings, or treat yourself to the best meal on Earth, you've got less than two weeks to do it.

PHOTOS: Great Destinations Get Baked

AP | By BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 02.02.2013 | Travel

NEW YORK (AP) — Out of the kitchen and into the hotel lobby: Gingerbread houses have gone from being a homemade project done with mom to professiona...

End of the World? 5 Ways to Mark the End of the Mayan Calendar

Mark Chesnut | Posted 01.13.2013 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

December 21, 2012 is rapidly approaching. And whether you believe it's the end of the world or simply the end of one Mayan calendar and the beginning of the next, one thing is for certain: There are lots of ways to celebrate.

Weird Structures At Mayan Temple Get New Explanation

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 12.05.2012 | Science

MEXICO CITY — Mexican archaeologists say they have determined that the ancient Mayas built watchtower-style structures atop the ceremonial ball ...

Exploring The Yucatan In Cancun And Chichen Itza

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 11.28.2012 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

The Mayans read the sky with great accuracy and the dimensions of the pyramid represent the days of the year and the movement of the planet around the sun.

Archaeo-Tourists Mob Ancient Aztec, Mayan Ruins

Bob Schulman | Posted 03.31.2012 | Travel
Bob Schulman

They're checking out Chichen Itza, packing Palenque and tooling around Tulum: A whopping 10.6 million tourists explored Mexico's 183 publicly open archaeological sites last year, according to the country's National Institute of Anthropology and History.