Francine Prose’s Oaxaca: An Immersion Course in Mexico’s Delights

When friends visiting Mexico for the first time ask me where to begin, I tell them: Go to Oaxaca, one of the most scenically beautiful, historically interesting and simply enjoyable cities south of the border....

Swimming With Whale Sharks In Mexico (They’re HUGE!)

Swimming with whale sharks is an underwater adventure I’ve wanted to try for years. I finally took the plunge, and swam alongside these gentle giants in Mexico!

Rio Secreto: Exploring Mexico’s Underground Rivers & Caves

Hiking in waist-deep water through dark caves at Rio Secreto, we turned a corner to discover a massive cavern decorated with incredible stalactites all over the ceiling.

The Unbelievable Pink Lakes Of Las Coloradas In Mexico

Hidden away on the tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is a magical place full of color. These stunning cotton-candy pink lakes filled with salt are called Las Coloradas.

Climbing The Ancient Mayan Ruins Of Coba

From the top of Coba’s ancient pyramid, the jungle looks like a living green carpet. The Mayan Ruins of Coba are one of my favorite archaeological sites in Mexico’s Yucatan.

Best Things To Do In Playa Del Carmen

Planning to visit Mexico soon? Here are my favorite things to do in Playa del Carmen after living there for 3 months.

I Have Dengue Fever, And It Sucks

The virus started with a fever, chills, and headaches. Suddenly my hands & feet erupted with red dots and began to hurt. I was infected with Dengue Fever & didn’t know it.

Running With Mexico’s Tarahumara Indians

Tarahumara runners are some of the best long-distance marathoners in the world. While exploring Mexico’s Copper Canyon, I attempted to go running with them.

Meet Petra: The Woman Who Lives In A Cave

A fascinating visit inside one of the indigenous Tarahumara caves in Mexico’s Sierra Madre mountains. It’s quite cozy & comes with everything you need.

All Aboard! Exploring Mexico’s Copper Canyon by Train

Join me for a scenic ride through Northern Mexico’s most rugged & beautiful landscapes on “El Chepe” — the Copper Canyon train.

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