mexico travel Archive

Chocolate and Coffee in Chiapas

San Cristobal de las Casa in Chiapas is an enchanting place to visit for a lot of reasons, but two at the top of the list for gastronomes are chocolate and coffee. This is a land that grows cocoa beans used since the Aztec and Maya times, plus it grows some of the most distinctive […]

10 Million Americans Visited Mexico in Six Months

The U.S. Department of Commerce just released its outbound tourism numbers for the first half of 2011. Despite all the thumping negative drone from 24-hour news outlets during that time, approximate one out of every three Americans leaving the U.S. went to Mexico. Around 10.3 million people. You could argue that a chunk of that […]

A Too-short Stay in San Cristobal de las Casas

My first visit to Chiapas, Mexico started with a wet adventure but then the time in San Cristobal was bliss. Unfortunately I was hob-nobbing with delegates at the Adventure Travel World Summit most of the time and didn’t get to explore the city as much as I would like. Also, the mayor apparently made a […]

High Chiapas Cuisine at Tierra y Cielo

I just spent a week and a half in the state of Chiapas in Mexico and kicked off my too-few days in San Cristobal de las Casas at Tierro y Cielo hotel’s restaurant. I can’t say for sure that this is the best restaurant in the city after my limited time there, but it would […]

Mexico is Serious About Adventure Travel

When people think of travel to Mexico, they are more likely to think of lying on a beach than of doing adventure activities. That’s not for lack of offerings though. With almost as much geographic diversity as the U.S., plus a jungle, coral reef, and cenotes, this country has plenty to get the pulse racing. […]

Mexico vs. Brazil: Economies and Safety

If you’re looking for in-depth and level-headed news coverage, it’s hard to beat the Economist. There was a great article in the August 27 issue on Mexico’s economy, with a look at what’s going right there and how their roller coaster ride compares to that of red-hot Brazil. Read the full article here online. There […]