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

Bob Schulman | Posted 04.18.2014 | 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?

Mexico's La Malinche: The Woman Behind the Sword of Hernan Cortes

Bob Schulman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

The invaders called her "La Malinche" -- meaning something like "the captain's woman" -- but legends say her name was really Malinalli.

Mexico City: Tales of an Aztec Emperor, a Spanish Conquistador and a Flying Serpent

Bob Schulman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Next time you're on a jet landing at Mexico City, try to imagine what happened here five centuries ago.

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.

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.

Andrew Burmon

In Mexico, Few Preparations For 'Apocalypse'

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 12.22.2012 | Travel

VALLADOLID, MEXICO -- On the eve of what will be known as the apocalypse that wasn't, every hotel room in the town of Valladolid -- known as Zaci duri...

Mexico's Newest Hot Spot Is...

Bob Schulman | Posted 12.12.2012 | Travel
Bob Schulman

About a half-hour drive from western Mexico's mega-resort at Ixtapa, there's a tiny village out in the boonies that's soon going to be seeing a lot of tourists. The big attraction there -- set to open to the public in early 2013 -- is an immense, 3,000-year-old archeological site being excavated just outside the village.

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.

The Minor Miracles Of Morelia, Mexico

Bob Schulman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Travel
Bob Schulman

So how many matches have actually come about? Martinez says she hears about some wishes coming true from time to time, but she doesn't keep count.

Mexico's Amazing Copper Captial

Bob Schulman | Posted 12.06.2012 | Travel
Bob Schulman

If you like things made out of copper, you'll love the little village of Santa Clara del Cobre out in the boonies of the western Mexican state of Michoacan. Here, the cobbled streets are lined with hundreds of shops selling everything from copper jewelry to copper vases, pots and frying pans to huge copper bathtubs -- and all at stunningly low prices.

A 'New' Way To Fly To Mexico

Posted 08.17.2012 | Travel

Interjet is on the verge of its seventh birthday and has plenty to celebrate, including its control of a quarter of the Mexican aviation market. Still...

Ixtapa And Zihuatanejo Go From Pirates To Pilates

Bob Schulman | Posted 10.05.2012 | Travel
Bob Schulman

The brigands found the town's cozy, mushroom-shaped bay was a great place to lay in wait for Spanish merchant vessels heading down the Pacific coast to their home port at Acapulco.

A Treasure Of The Sierra Madre

Bob Schulman | Posted 09.29.2012 | Travel
Bob Schulman

A stroll along Alamos' cobbled lanes, porticoed walkways and Andalusian courtyards takes you back to the 17th and 18th centuries, when the silver mines of the nearby Sierras made this city one of the richest spots on Earth.

Finding Unexpected Art In Puerto Vallarta

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.25.2012 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Years of work and millions of dollars have revamped the Malecon into an eye-popping, 12-block-long art show peppered by dozens of sculptures, mosaics and paintings along with all kinds of indoor and outdoor galleries.

Spring Break In Cancun Is Still On.. Despite Tourist Unease

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 04.03.2012 | Latino Voices

CANCUN, Mexico -- Tinkling drinks in hand, New Yorkers Lauren Levy and Jacob Schum settle onto lounge chairs a few feet from the Caribbean's lapping w...

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.

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

The Best of Mexico City, Judged by Locals

Bob Schulman | Posted 09.28.2011 | Travel
Bob Schulman

These are the places the natives hang out.

On Mexico's Riviera Maya: Tracking the Sacred Journey

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.27.2011 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Chances are, few of today's tourists in Cozumel are aware that their jeep caravans are bouncing along a paved road covering the centuries-old footsteps of Mayan pilgrims.

Todos Santos: A Sweet Story

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.12.2011 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Think of a sleepy Mexican farming and fishing village with perhaps 5,000 local folks. But look closer, and you'll spot a number of things that tell you this is no ordinary village.

The Treasures of Campeche

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.12.2011 | Travel
Bob Schulman

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New in Cancun: A Gem of a Spa

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Bob Schulman

2011-03-02-201102231.FA.jpg The hot-cold-hot-cold conditioning circuit, which lasts for a couple of hours, goes like this.

New Tours Offer a Zesty Taste of the Real Mexico

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Mexico's Ministry of Tourism is promoting ten bus routes that wind through historic and cultural attractions across Mexico. The tagline is: "Mexico: The place you thought you knew"

Mexico is Ready for Primetime Part II

Teresa Rodriguez Williamson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Teresa Rodriguez Williamson

In San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico, the locals fiercely protect their culture from outside influences that would dilute the beauty of their little village. You're more likely to find a taco stand than a coffee shop.

Mexicans Hurt By Swine Flu Prejudice

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- China holds 70 healthy Mexicans in forced isolation. Paris airport baggage handlers refuse to touch suitcases from Mexican planes. Mexi...