Why You’re Getting Ripped Off By Every Taxi In Mexico

Being a tourist automatically lines you up to get ripped off by every taxi in Mexico. Unfortunately, most cities have taxis operating without the digital meter system forcing you to rely on the driver’s quote for your fare. As a tourist, relying on a Mexican local to give you a fair price is like jumping over the fence at a zoo and expecting to cuddle with the lion. Basically, it ain’t happening. Read more

Is Mazatlan Safe? Does a bear poop in the woods?

is mazatlan safe

News stories can often paint a bad picture when it comes to Mexico, especially when you read headlines about the state of Sinaloa. Being home to one of the biggest cartels in the country can leave many wondering if the city of Mazatlan is safe to visit. After spending some time there recently, I hope that the recent bad reputation doesn’t stop you from visiting such a beautiful city.

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4 Fun Things to do in Cabo for Less than $11

Fun Things to do in Cabo

Our adventures in Mexico started in Cabo San Lucas and it wasn’t long before we realized how expensive of a tourist destination it is. Everywhere you go, there are vendors trying to sell you all sorts of tours that can cost over $100. While we won’t argue that they’re offering amazing experiences (zip-lining, ATV tours, dolphin encounters, etc), we can say that they were well over our budget. Read more

Christmas in Mexico: Feliz Navidad

Christmas in Mexico

One of my favourite things about travel itself is having the chance to learn about and experience traditions in different cultures around the world. I’ve spent many Christmases in Mexico before (my mom is Mexican and we spent the holidays here almost every year in my childhood) but this is Wes’ first time celebrating Christmas outside of Canada. I love being able to introduce him to the traditional festivities and rituals that I grew up with. So, why not share them with you all, too?!

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