Articles Tagged ‘mexico’

Cancun Is Safe

Cancun Is Safe February 16, 2012 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
One of Cancun's many tranquil, and safe, beaches | Photo by Susan R. Vincil On February 8, 2012, the US State Department updated its travel advisory for Mexico and it clears up some doubts that many people have had about safety in some areas of the country, including Cancun & Riviera Maya. Up...

Helpful Spanish Phrases

Helpful Spanish Phrases October 17, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Photo by flickr user jennratonmort When traveling to Mexico, the language barrier may hinder your ability to properly communicate with the locals.  Here are some handy phrases to help you with greetings, introductions, shopping, locating a bathroom and, most importantly, with ordering beers, while vacationing...

Day of the Dead: A Holiday Honoring Deceased Loved Ones

Day of the Dead: A Holiday Honoring Deceased Loved Ones October 29, 2010 | Events | Read More
Image by Mike Kline While “Day of the Dead” (Dia de Los Muertos) sounds like the name of a horror movie, this holiday is totally the opposite of what you might have imagined.  The holiday is actually for honoring dead relatives and the tradition dates back 1000s of years. For two days, each...

Blog Action Day 2010: Protecting Cancun’s Waters

Blog Action Day 2010: Protecting Cancun’s Waters October 15, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
One of the many beautiful beaches in Cancun Photo by Susan R. Vincil Today is Blog Action Day, a day when bloggers around the world all write about the same topic, in order to create awareness about that issue.  The topic for this year is water.  Here in Cancun, like many places in the world, we...

Happy 200th Birthday, Mexico!

Happy 200th Birthday, Mexico! September 15, 2010 | Events | Read More
A roadside stand, in Cancun, that sells flags and other Independence Day supplies. | Photo by Susan R. Vincil Tonight, people will gather in zocalos (town squares) all over Mexico to celebrate 200 years of independence, by hearing Miguel Hidalgo’s famous El Grito de la Independencia (battle...

Mexico to Celebrate Bicentennial on September 15th

Mexico to Celebrate Bicentennial on September 15th September 13, 2010 | Events | Read More
Just before midnight, on the night of September 15, 1810, Miguel Hidalgo gave a famous speech, now known as El Grito de la Independencia, which was the battle cry for the Mexican War of Independence.  Four days later, the war began, but Mexico did not gain independence from Spain until September...

Cancun Boutique Hotels

Cancun Boutique Hotels May 19, 2010 | Hotels | Read More
Beyond the big brands and resort hotels in Cancun, there’s style and a unique class of lodging that makes boutique hotels stand out. Cancun’s boutique hotels each offer something uniquely different, whether its contemporary decor, well-appointed living areas or a chic atmosphere. Keep these...