Exploring Mexico

Recent Travels

Below you’ll find all my travel guides to Mexico. Having lived for nearly three years in three different states (Nayarit, Quintana Roo, and Chiapas), I can easily say Mexico has become one of my all-time favorite travel destinations. Please enjoy my 80+ guides and itineraries for Mexico below!

The Ultimate Guide to Cenotes Cristal y Escondido in Tulum

The Ultimate Guide to Cenotes Cristal y Escondido in Tulum

Cenote Cristal (also known as Cenote Naharon) and Cenote Escondido (sometimes referred to as Cenote Mayan Blue) are two of my favorite cenotes in Tulum. They both are less crowded than some of the other more popular cenotes and both have incredibly clear water, fun...

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9 Incredible Mayan Ruins in Mexico You Must Visit

9 Incredible Mayan Ruins in Mexico You Must Visit

The best Mayan ruins in Mexico are spread out across the south and eastern part of this incredibly diverse country, notably modern-day Chiapas and the entire Yucatan Peninsula, where the Mayas thrived for centuries. If you're not that familiar with the Mayas, they...

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How to Visit the Sparkly Blue Montebello Lakes in Chiapas

How to Visit the Sparkly Blue Montebello Lakes in Chiapas

The Montebello Lakes (Lagos de Montebello), inside the vast, 6000-acre Lagunas de Montebello National Park in Chiapas, are a stunning natural wonder set right along the border of Mexico and Guatemala. Any traveler who is fascinated with the beauty of this world can't...

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15 Best Cafes & Restaurants in San Cristobal de Las Casas

15 Best Cafes & Restaurants in San Cristobal de Las Casas

One of the things I love most about living in a new place is getting to discover the culture via its food scene. And let me tell you, there are some amazing restaurants in San Cristobal de Las Casas - more than we expected! In San Cristobal, you can have anything from...

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Maya Ruins, Cenotes, and Tacos

bucketlist bri standing in El Chiflon Waterfalls in Chiapas, Mexico
Trip Recommendation: 10-21 days
States to Visit: Riviera Nayarit, San Luis Potosí, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Yucatán Peninsula
Budget: $800-1500
Best Time to Visit: November-May

Mexico has stolen our hearts. We first moved to the Riviera Nayarit in 2018 and fell in love with the sultry coastline, fresh seafood, jungle, and of course – the people! 

There are so many hidden gems and natural wonders in Mexico that most people don’t realize incredible waterfalls, volcanoes, snow-capped peaks, pristine beaches, tropical islands, underground rivers, enormous sinkholes, hot deserts, and so much more! If you love nature, history, culture, and FOOD – then you will love Mexico!  

Plus, traveling in Mexico is much safer than most would assume. You just got to be travel smart – like anywhere else. Feel free to browse through my Mexico guides and reach out with any questions about traveling in Mexico!


Mexico. Our brother from another mother. A country, with whom, like it or not, we are inexorably, deeply involved, in a close but often uncomfortable embrace. Look at it. It’s beautiful. It has some of the most ravishingly beautiful beaches on earth. Mountains, desert, jungle. Beautiful colonial architecture, a tragic, elegant, violent, ludicrous, heroic, lamentable, heartbreaking history. Mexican wine country rivals Tuscany for gorgeousness. Its archeological sites—the remnants of great empires, unrivaled anywhere.

-Anthony Bourdain, Mexico field notes

Popular Destinations

woman on stairs overlooking san cristobal city

San Cristóbal de Las Casas

San Cristóbal de Las Casas is a pueblo mágico set in the highlands of Chiapas. Sip on fantastic coffee and cocoa and go on a day trip to nearby Tzotzil Maya towns.


ven a la luz statue and raw love cafe entrance

Tulum, Q. Roo

Living in Tulum was quite an experience. But whether you love it or hate it – you can’t deny its natural beauty thanks to its jaw-dropping cenotes, Maya ruins, and white sand beaches.

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Sayulita, Nayarit

Sayulita is a colorful and boho-chic pueblo mágico on the coast of Nayarit. Popular for its laid-back vibes, surf break, and general fiesta feeling, it’s a must-see on any Pacific Mexico itinerary. 

Sumidero Canyon

Take a boat cruise on La Grijalva River
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