North America

San Cristobal de Las Casas – The Mexican City With a Twist

Stumbling off the night bus in San Cristobal de las Casas with one eye open and the other shut, half asleep, wasn’t the most pleasant experience I’ve ever had.  However, my intense desire to lie down horizontal in the closest place possible was soon pushed to the back of my mind.  I almost got the […]

The Bizarre Salvation Mountain, California

As you take the repetitive drive down the never-ending straight roads, surrounded by the flat and barren Southern Californian Lower Desert, you will not believe your eyes when Salvation Mountain comes into your view.  From the dull desert ground, a mound awash with colour and life stands tall.  This colourful hill is none other than Salvation […]

Hierve El Agua from Oaxaca Without a Tour

While walking through the charming streets of the city of Oaxaca all I kept hearing about was ‘Hierve El Agua’, the majority of the time it was through a tour agent asking me if I’d like a tour there.  After a quick look into Hierve El Agua, the natural swimmable springs and the rock formations […]

Is Mexico City Safe to Travel?

“You’re going to Mexico City, but isn’t it dangerous there?”  This was a question I heard one too many times when I told people that I’d be going to Mexico and in particular Mexico City.  I’ve got to admit the majority of the time, my answer was “I don’t know”.  I guess the sensible thing […]

3-Day Mexico City Budget Itinerary

In a city the size of Mexico City, the last thing you want to be doing is wasting any time.  If you have a limited amount of time in the Mexican capital, say 3 days, you’re in luck.  I’ve devised a 3-day Mexico City budget itinerary.  This itinerary focuses on the very best of Mexico […]

Exploring The Ancient City of Teotihuacan, Mexico.

After getting our fill of tacos, tacos and more tacos and exploring far and wide in the gigantic Mexico City, only one thing was on our minds next, the ancient city of Teotihuacan.  Balandra Beach, Guanajuato and Guadalajara are amongst our main explorations so far in Mexico, so it’s not surprising that the visit to Teotihuacan […]

Mexico’s Most Beautiful City, Guanajuato

You may or may not have heard of the Mexican city of Guanajuato.  You might not have even seen pictures of Guanajuato.  However, one thing I can confidently say is that when you lay eyes on this city, you will never forget it.  The images from this beautiful Mexican university city will stick in your […]

Visiting Tequila Country Without a Tour

Drinking liquid gold in the birthplace of the world famous alcoholic drink, what could be more Mexican than that?  A short bus ride away from Guadalajara lies the Mexican town of Tequila.  You guessed it, Tequila’s main export is, well, tequila.  Here, in Tequila you can go on a tequila tour in one of the […]

Guadalajara Self-Guided Walking Tour

The aroma of spicy Mexican delights being cooked up, narrow roads packed with cars, street performers vying for the audience’s applause, along with their cash and stunning buildings at every turn. That is exactly what you can expect from Guadalajara and a taster of things to come on your Guadalajara self-guided walking tour. After spending […]

Balandra Beach, La Paz. Mexico’s Most Beautiful Beach?

Miles of pristine white sand, clear water which glistens from the beaming sun above and perfect swimming conditions due to the security of the bay from the open sea. These are some of the attributes which, when put together, equal the perfect beach. These are the attributes which make up Balandra Beach, La Paz. Is […]