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Easy Day Trips from Puerto Vallarta

Umbrellas in the sand in Yelapa, Jalisco Mexico

Ah Vallarta. It’s the perfect getaway. So perfect you may never want to leave the city center. Although you would be missing out if you didn’t explore some of the many charming beach towns located on the coast around Vallarta. I still haven’t visited all the ones I want to see but I’m working on it. If you’ve been to the area several times or are just looking to venture out, like me, and do some exploring, here are some...

How to Spend 24 Hours in Guadalajara

Courtyard of Hotel Morales in Guadalarjara

As a traveler to Mexico, at some point, you’re going to find yourself in Guadalajara. It’s location and the fact that it’s the second largest city in Mexico makes it a prime area for flights in and out of the country and also for exploring the region. While you might be tempted to fly on through to your final destination, why not spend some time in Guadalajara? You could easily spend a couple of weeks exploring the capital of Jalisco,...

Where to Eat in La Paz, Baja Mexico

Fresh orange juice and a view of the malecon in La Paz

-This post was updated Dec 2019-Β  Some of the best food, not to mention the best tacos, I’ve ever eaten while traveling through Mexico was in La Paz. La Paz or LP for short, is located on the eastern side of the Baja peninsula in Baja California Sur. The location right on the the beautiful Sea of Cortez means super fresh seafood. But it wasn’t just the seafood that was amazing. Breakfast and coffee, due to some Italian expats, barbecue,...

12 Must Do’s in Mexico City

A view of the Zocalo in Mexico City

I’ve made no secret of my love for Mexico and Mexico City is where I fell in love. I’ve been lucky enough to visit several times now and I know my love is here to stay. Whether it’s your first time or your tenth, I’ve come up with a few must do things to do in Mexico City when you. Be warned; you might just fall in love too. Must do #1: Ride the Turibus One of the things I...

What’s the Best Area to Stay in Puerto Vallarta?

-This post was updated November 2019- Are you planning a vacation to Puerto Vallarta but not sure what’s the best area to stay in? Picking the right neighborhood can save time and even money that you might spend on transportation if you aren’t in an area that fit your needs. When I planned my first trip to Vallarta, I didn’t know either. Fortunately, I’ve been able to visit a few times since then and actually stay in different neighborhoods. By...

Old School Weekend in Mexico City

I fell in love with Mexico City when I was fifteen. It was a high school Spanish class trip. Till this day I still can’t believe my parents allowed me to go. I didn’t know any Spanish. It wasn’t even my high school that I went with. Someone dropped out last minute and somehow, since I had a friend that was going, they arranged for me to go. We scrambled to get my birth certificate, since at that time, passports...

How to spend 48 Hours in Sayulita, Mexico

The main beach in Sayulita, Nayarit

Confession. I almost didn’t go to Sayulita. When I was considering going, everyone I asked about it said it was too crowded and better before the gringos moved in. Oops. But since I was in Puerto Vallarta, the proximity made going there easy. I had time so why not spend 48 hours in Sayulita? What I found was a total surprise and I enjoyed myself way more than I thought I would. I’m sure it has changed a lot, as...

Everything You Need to Know About an Islas Marietas Tour

Β This post was updated October 2019 Just five miles off the Pacific ocean, near Puerto Vallarta and Punta Mita lies a group of uninhabited islands called las Islas Marietas or the Marieta Islands in English. Even if you aren’t familiar with the name of the islands themselves, you’ve probably seen photos of the crater like Hidden Beach or Playa del Amor, floating around on the internet. I had a chance to visit the islands as part of a trip to...

5 Essential Apps for Traveling in Mexico

street art along the highway Mexico

Traveling to Mexico can be a bit overwhelming if you aren’t prepared. Transportation, different currency and a foreign language are just a few of the many things that could potentially leave you feeling lost. The good news is there are plenty of apps for traveling in Mexico to help make your travels easier and more efficient. I always use the same five apps for traveling in Mexico. Why only five? Keeping apps to a minimum lessens the chance of your...