Here’s a lost photo essay I somehow rediscovered scans of. Several years ago, in a previous incarnation of the Lonely Planet website, I was asked about my ‘first 24 hours’ in a special place. I immediately picked Mexico City. It’s the trip, as … Read on
I really don’t know why people stick with big-city beaches. This one, Chacala, a kilometer wide bay with perfectly soft brown sand, is 90 minutes’ drive north of Puerto Vallarta. Twenty years ago it was a tiny fishing village you had to hike … Read on
Some 30 hours are better than other 30 hourses. Morrissey said that. And I say San Blas, three hours north of Puerto Vallarta, is worth the drive. The beach is fine — a dark brown sand beach with no one on it (weekdays, … Read on
Appeared on FoxNews.com Live this morning to discuss my pick for Lonely Planet’s eight safe Mexico destinations to consider. Didn’t get Puebla in. And I want to go to Puebla. See the segment here.
Nothing punctures misperception like actual travel. We saw it in the ’90s for Vietnam, when Americans (in particular) worried they’d get detained or deported, then discovered a budding new ally of Southeast Asia; we see it when Middle Eastern nations shame us with … Read on
Here’s my Guideposts interview about some inspiring destination ideas for spring break: Mexico, Kansas, using local sports as vehicle to meet locals, and helping communities recovering from natural disasters.