13 Things You Need To Do In Oaxaca, Mexico

The city of Oaxaca is my favorite in all of Mexico. With a good mix of culture, fun, and adventure, it is probably among the most balanced of all of the major Mexican cities. While it is a big city, it never feels too big. It feels quite a bit like a small town, with… Read More 13 Things You Need To Do In Oaxaca, Mexico

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Why Mexico Is A Great Place For Your First Backpacking Trip

Before this current trip, I had been to Mexico six times. Not once had I even considered staying long-term. I backpacked Central America before and did manage to spend some time in Mexico. Unfortunately, half of that was spent in… ugh… Cancun. However, don’t let the negative preconceptions of touristy resort-lands deter you from choosing… Read More Why Mexico Is A Great Place For Your First Backpacking Trip

The 5 Best Beaches in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Puerto Escondido is a beach town on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, one that I partially want to tell everyone about and partially want to keep as much of a secret as possible. Its name translates to Hidden Port, although it has become pretty popular amongst backpackers and Mexican vacationers. Despite this, it still boasts a laid-back… Read More The 5 Best Beaches in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

San Jose del Pacifico, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel Guide

Tucked away in the mountains of Mexico’s beautiful Oaxaca region, San Jose del Pacifico is as quiet of a town as it gets. It serves as a perfect stopping point for adventurous travelers that have made their way through northern Oaxaca’s incredibly diverse biomes and multitude of ruins, or those that have started in southern… Read More San Jose del Pacifico, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel Guide

Why Cancun Doesn’t Deserve The Hate It Gets

Unless you are a college spring breaker or a pair of middle-aged parents taking their family on vacation, Cancun is a no-no. At least, that’s what it seems like everyone thinks. Backpacking through Central America, I encountered many travelers who would just scoff at the thought of going to Cancun. In my mind, I felt… Read More Why Cancun Doesn’t Deserve The Hate It Gets