Mexico Travel Stories

It takes a lot of energy to "cargar energia." The devotional journey up to Mexico's Tepozteco pyramid requires lots of water and snacks, as well as muchas pausas (breaks). And then, when you reach the top of the mountain where the pyramid perches, something amazing happens: A wrinkled old woman w...
Postcard From Tom: In Mexico City, restaurants favor the authentic approach (By Tom Sietsema, January 31, 2010)
Mexico's bone-chilling Mummy Museum (Post, January 10, 2010)
Going Our Way: A relaxing reunion for 10 college friends (Post, January 10, 2010)
How can we help?: On a volunteer trip, good intentions can misfire when cultures clash (Post, December 13, 2009)
Coming & Going: AOL's top vacation spots, new flight to Ecuador, a virtual trip (Post, December 6, 2009)
Customs process becomes welcoming for trusted travelers (Post, December 1, 2009; 12:20 PM)
Where is everybody? Not in Mexico.: These days, you could have Isla Mujeres all to yourself (Post, October 25, 2009)
At Chamber Music Fest, Chambers Are Optional (Post, July 19, 2009)
What's the Deal?: The week's best travel bargains around the globe, by land, sea and air. (Post, July 5, 2009)
African Roots Still Run Deep For Blacks on Mexican Coast (Post, June 28, 2009)
On My Mexican Beach Trip, Flu Was a No-Show (Post, May 24, 2009)
Violence Keeps Visitors From Mexico Wine Country (Post, April 26, 2009)
In Tulum, the Un-Cancun, Look for Calm Instead of Crowds (Post, April 19, 2009)
Chat Plus: Low-Key Mexico Destinations (Post, November 30, 2008)
In Musical Veracruz, Now Hear This: Mexican Rhythms Take Center Stage in an Unassuming Square (Post, November 9, 2008)
A Mexican Hatch Act: Volunteers Help Give Baby Sea Turtles a Safe Start (Post, October 19, 2008)
The Dish on Mexico City's Markets: Two Champion Eaters Pursue the Ultimate Quesadilla and Other Delights (Post, September 7, 2008)
LEARNING SPANISH IN MEXICO CITY: Total Immersion: Yes, I Speak EspaƱol (Post, August 24, 2008)
Spring Break for the Whoooole Family: How to keep relatives from ages 5 to 79 happy? Try Mexico's west coast. (Post, March 9, 2008)
MEXICO: A Dance For the Ages (Post, February 24, 2008)
TRAVEL Q&A: Finding a Muse in Mexico (Post, December 16, 2007)
Oaxaca: One Year Later: The Riots Are Over, and the Streets Feel Safe. But Can a Battered City Find Its Lost Soul? (Post, November 25, 2007)
Sol Searching in Mexico: In Chiapas, a jumble of cultures fuels the spirit of colonial San Cristobal. And the best place to catch the vibe is with a man named Sun. (Post, September 16, 2007)
Nervous Nellie vs. Mr. Wing-It: One couple, two conflicting approaches to travel: Can this Mexican vacation be saved? (Post, March 25, 2007)
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