Mexico

The 6 best beaches in Cancun worth exploring

Where are the best beaches in Cancun? Well, surprisingly, this is a question that most tourists who travel to Mexico do NOT ask! Cancun is an all-inclusive lover's paradise. It is one of the biggest enclave tourism destinations in the world. Cancun is filled with...

A tourists’ guide to visiting Uxmal

We visited Uxmal during our two week Mexico road trip and LOVED it! I was surprised to see that there wasn't much information online about this fantastic archeological site though... so U thought I should put a stop to that and to tell you everything I learnt during my visit! In this post I will tell you what Uxmal is (and why you should visit), what sites there are to see at Uxmal and the best...

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What is a cenote and why should you visit one (or lots)?

Nature creates some fascinating and beautiful things around the world, and cenotes are one of them: you can jump, swim, snorkel and dive in them, but what is a cenote? And why should you visit one? Read on to find out all about these natural gems… What is a cenote? A cenote is a type of pit or sinkhole created by the collapse of limestone bedrock, exposing the groundwater underneath. They are...

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Calakmul: Tips for visiting Mexico’s hidden Mayan ruins

If you’re reading this blog post, you’re probably planning - or at least thinking of - visiting Calakmul. It’s no mean feat, and a big trip to plan so without further ado, here are some top tips for visiting Mexico’s hidden Mayan ruins… What is Calakmul? First of all, what is Calakmul? In short Calakmul, meaning City of the Two Adjacent Pyramids, are some Mayan ruins in Campeche, Mexico. The...

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The best cenotes in Yucatan [with a handy MAP]

The best cenotes in Yucatan are a well kept secret. In fact, many tourists who travel to Mexico don't even know what a cenote is! Visiting these marvels of nature was a highlight of my two weeks in Mexico and I recommend that they are added to any travel itinerary that is in this part of the world. The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is a popular holiday destination. It has Maya ruins, stunning...

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Mexico road trip: A 2 week itinerary

When my husband and I decided that we were going to embark on a Mexico road trip, I was SUPER excited! We had found an amazing deal on flights with Skyscanner flying via Miami, which was another place that we had never visited before, so we snapped them up straight away! We hadn't however, given much thought to exactly WHERE in Mexico we wanted to travel... So I grabbed my Lonely Planet guide...

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I’ve been travelling, studying and teaching travel and tourism since I was 16. Through Tourism Teacher I share my knowledge on the principles and practice of travel and tourism management from both an academic and practical perspective.

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