Tagged With "Mexico"

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Re: Oct. 31, 2018: Dia de los Muertos, Cozumel, Mexico

PortMoresby ·
Currently in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas. Today was full of action all around town but especially in the zocalo with students dressing up the square and themselves. Tomorrow I’m off to a couple of villages and we’ll see what a Zapatista Dia de los Muertos looks like.
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Re: Travel tips for Mexico City

Marilyn Jones ·
Your information is great; your photos exceptional!!
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Re: Baja California: La Paz — John Steinbeck’s “The Pearl”

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the note, TravelandNature! AeroMexico has pretty regularly scheduled flights into La Paz, though through Mexico City, so you'll have to connect. Worth checking major search engines like Expedia or Kayak, though, because it is a rather long drive, though I enjoy the desert scenery of Baja California.
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Re: Cozumel, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Coral, Currents, and Clear waters

Jonathan L ·
The Yucatan is wonderful place, and so much more that Cancun. For those who don't scuba there is Xel-Há national park near Tulúm. This lagoon is wonderful place to snorkel and with beautiful fish in a more controlled environment.
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Re: Cozumel, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Coral, Currents, and Clear waters

DrFumblefinger ·
What an amazing place!! What a great experience! Thanks for sharing this adventure with us. Especially love your beautiful photography.
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Re: Cruise lines drop Puerta Vallarta over violence

GarryRF ·
I was in Puerta Vallarta in June last year. Not the friendliest place I've been to. It was a busy working city. Not the sanctuary of paradise I was expecting. Very disappointed. So many arrogant people. I was moved twice from room to room in 2 weeks. Each time the Staff at "Secrets" said it was for building repairs. Each time a Wedding Party with 4 adjoining rooms moved in. The Hotel told my tour operator it was my own fault for asking to be moved.
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Re: August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
I know it's high up, but there is still an awful lot of snow up there. What time of year did you take the photos, Samantha?
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Re: August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

Samantha ·
Hi there DrFumblefinger, it was the middle of May! Crazy huh? lol
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Re: Back to Oaxaca: VWs Everywhere!

DrFumblefinger ·
Even more than mole, I believe we now have an ironclad reason to visit Oaxaca! The first car I can remember my father owning was one of these classic bugs -- a light blue one.
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Re: Back to Oaxaca: Xochimilco

DrFumblefinger ·
I love the colors of the neighborhood. Was this unique to Xochimilco or a common feature in Oaxaca?
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Re: Back to Oaxaca: Xochimilco

PortMoresby ·
It's everywhere. I touch on the phenomenon in next Saturday's post.
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Re: October 23, 2019: Pink Sandia Mountains, Albuquerque, NM

GarryRF ·
A beautiful photo of a magic moment - everyone loves a dramatic sunset.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 4, 2014: Pelicans taking flight, Magdalena Bay, Mexico

DrFumblefinger ·
 I find Pelicans odd-looking but interesting birds.  These are Brown Pelican, the state bird of Louisiana.   Brown pelicans are listed as threatened, though they have been making a comeback since the banning of DDT in the USA....
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The Subterrean Majesty of Carlsbad Caverns National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico) There’s no easy way to get to the Carlsbad Caverns — it’s a pretty remote destination, in the Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico just north of Texas, and...
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Baja California: La Paz — John Steinbeck’s “The Pearl”

DrFumblefinger ·
(La Paz and its harbor, Mexico) The Sea of Cortez was once pearl-rich, but for unknown reasons there’s been a dramatic decline in its pearl-producing clams during the past half century.  Some postulate it’s because of...
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In John Steinbeck’s wake: My Blog from the Sea of Cortez.

DrFumblefinger ·
(Isla Espiritu Santo, views of the Sea of Cortez, Mexico) As a lad I enjoyed exploring the world through the pages of a good book.  Arthur C. Clarke lead me on diving adventures off Ceylon and Australia, as well as on a...
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Baja California: The Gray Whales of Magdalena Bay

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Gray whale, Magdalena Bay, Mexico) The journey there….. After wrapping up a relaxing and fun-filled stay on Isla Espiritu Santo, we drive from La Paz north and west up the Baja peninsula towards the Pacific...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 22, 2013: Gray Whales, Magdalena Bay, Baja, Mexico

DrFumblefinger ·
 Whales are truly magnificent and fascinating creatures.  The largest living animals on the planet, yet very gentle.  It's always a thrill for me to see them on my travels. Gray whales live a migratory life wintering in the warm...
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JetBlue looking south to Mexico, Ecuador

PHeymont ·
JetBlue is starting to take on a real international tinge, adding Mexico City to its destination list for this year, and opening service to Ecuador in 2016. JetBlue already serves over 30 cities in the Caribbean and Latin America.   The Mexico...
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Cozumel, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Coral, Currents, and Clear waters

Goni ·
  What to see: coral pinnacles, walls, caverns, tunnels and crystal clear waters. Nurse sharks, turtles (hawksbill, loggerhead, green), spiny lobsters, crab, sting rays, variety of tropical fish like queen angelfish, schools of jacks, endemic...
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American adds Caribbean, Mexico routes

PHeymont ·
American Airlines is adding service to more Caribbean points from Los Angeles, Charlotte, Chicago and Dallas, and is restoring direct flights between New York and Caracas.   Most of the new routes are aimed at leisure travelers, although one,...
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Greyhound expands to Mexico, offers $1 promo fare

PHeymont ·
Greyhound, long the biggest intercity bus operator in the U.S., is expanding into Mexico, where it will become the first U.S. operator to run domestic routes in Mexico. Service is starting with Monterrey and Nuevo Laredo, connecting to Greyhound hubs...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 14, 2014: Tulum – One of the Best-preserved Coastal Mayan Sites

Dr.Y ·
  About one hour's drive from the popular beach resort town of Cancun you'll find Tulum, a Pre-Columbian Mayan walled city.  Tulum   is situated along the east coast of Mexico'sYucatan Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea.  The...
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Feb. 2, 2016: Where are the Mayas?

PHeymont ·
Legends and history books talk about the "disappearance of the Maya" from their cities in Mexico...but they are still very present in Chichen Itza.
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San Diego-Tijuana: Like a bridge over troubled borders...

PHeymont ·
At a time when border crossings are getting harder in many places, they just got easier at a pair of airports, right across the border and road from each other on the U.S.-Mexico border. By a happy accident, San Diego and Tijuana have twin airports facing each other, and now they have a bridge connecting them, allowing U.S. passengers to fly to many Mexican destinations by crossing the road; at the same time, Mexicans heading for U.S. cities can change planes to fly from San Diego. The key...
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Santa Fe sparkles for the holidays

Marilyn Jones ·
Hotels, churches, museums, the plaza and downtown streets are decked out for the holidays in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As the oldest capital city in North America and the oldest European city west of the Mississippi, Santa Fe is steeped in tradition and respect for the Christian faith which is reflected in its Christmastime charm. Originally occupied by Pueblo Indians, the "Kingdom of New Mexico" was first claimed for Spain in 1540 — 67 years before the founding of Santa Fe. Today its...
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December 28, 2015: Broad-Billed Hummingbird, Arizona

DrFumblefinger ·
A close look at a beautiful tiny bird....
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Where We Went: London, Paris, Toronto

PHeymont ·
Those were the top 3 international cities with U.S. tourists last year, according to the Hotel Price Index. Mexico City, Tokyo and Dubai showed the biggest increases. MORE
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New Mexico State Capitol in Santa Fe: Land of Enchantment

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us to see one of America's newest and most unusual State Capitol buildings.
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Delta, Aeromexico look to join operations

PHeymont ·
Delta and Aeromexico, already alliance partners, are asking the two governments for antitrust immunity to form a joint venture allowing them to coordinate schedules, fares and routes between the U.S. and Mexico.   It would be similar to the joint...
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U.S. bad weather, strong dollar = big bonus for Mexico tourism

PHeymont ·
A north-of-the-border 1-2-3 combination of severe weather, cheaper gas and a strong dollar have meant a booming tourist season south of the border, as Mexico is seeing more U.S. tourists than usual, with more money than recently to spend.  ...
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Mexico low-cost carrier adds U.S. flights

PHeymont ·
Volaris, a Guadalajara-based Ultra Low-Cost Carrier (ULCC) that has an extensive network in Mexico and also serves cities in the southwestern U.S. is pushing to increase its U.S. business by adding flights to further destinations, especially ones with...
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Enjoying the Wonderful Sites in Zacatecas, Mexico

My Thatched Hut ·
Millions of tourists visit Mexico every year, mostly in the winter as people like to get away from the freezing temperatures and snow in the north.  Almost all of these people visit the tourist cities of Cancun, Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas,...
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U.S., Mexico agree to Open the Skies...

PHeymont ·
Under existing agreements, the U.S. and Mexico have limited the number of airlines allowed to serve any two U.S. and Mexico city pairs. Most have been limited to two U.S. and two Mexican airlines, some to one.   Now, under a new agreement to take...
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Kayak adds Cuba to searchable destinations

PHeymont ·
Kayak.com has become the first of the major U.S.-based search engines to make it possible to search for flights to Cuba from U.S. cities, in the wake of the loosening of travel restrictions. Not that U.S. airlines have jumped in with non-stops, yet,...
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Welcome to North America...not!

PHeymont ·
In a poll by the Guardian (UK) of countries that have the most unfriendly and intimidating border crossings, the Big 3 of North America dominated the top of the list, with the U.S. selected by 22%, Mexico 9% and Canada 8%. Only UAE/Dubai managed to...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 9, 2015: Sunset in Ixtapa

sarcee ·
    I took this photo of the sunset one evening in Ixtapa Mexico. I wish I had the skills to assemble nature’s display of color in my photographs as Mother Nature allowed me to capture in this shot.  
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The newest, biggest, bestest airport: Aren't they all?

PHeymont ·
Market hall at Frankfurt's Terminal 3, now under construction.   There seems to be a wave of airport building and airport expansion across the globe these days, and all of them boast of the wonderful future and wonderful facilities to come....
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Cruise lines drop Puerta Vallarta over violence

PHeymont ·
Recent street fights between armed drug gangs and Mexican police and troops in Puerta Vallarta have cancelled several cruise's port calls, and curtailed others.   Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas, Disney's Wonder and Celebrity's Infinity have...
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Under the Cirio Tree

My Thatched Hut ·
One of the strangest plants I have ever seen is the Cirio Tree.  It is a bizarre tree found mostly in the Baja California peninsula in Mexico.  A few also grow in mainland Mexico and in Arizona.   It is also known as the Boojum...
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Trainer for Day: Dolphinarium, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Lestertheinvestor ·
  Just outside of Puerto Vallarta, set along the Bay, is a large aquatic facility, housing dolphins and several sea lions, along with a few other exotic animals. There are many opportunities to interact with the sea life, but we chose to do the...
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Trinity Site National Historic Landmark, New Mexico

Samantha ·
Early this year Samantha and her husband took a road trip to New Mexico to check out the Trinity Site which is only open twice a year to the public. The next time is the first weekend in October. It was quite interesting.
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October 20 2019 Sandia Peak New Mexico

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L explored Sandia Peak in New Mexico for some scenic shots.
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Travel tips for Mexico City

Guest ·
Pol Gomà Deàs shares many useful tips and suggestions for visitors to Mexico City
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July 24, 2019: Los Pollos Hermanos (Twisters) – Albuquerque, NM

Samantha ·
While in Alberquerque New Mexico, Samantha and her husband did their own version of the Breaking Bad tour. Of course, one of the stops had to include Los Pollos Hermanos - aka Twisters.
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August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

Samantha ·
Join Samantha for an excursion to the San Juan Mountains, and to this scenic pass on the Continental Divide.
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Back to Oaxaca: VWs Everywhere!

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby returns to Oaxaca, Mexico for another lingering escape from real life.
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Original VW Bugs in Mérida, Mexico

Jonathan L ·
On a visit to Merida, Jonathan L is re-united with an old favorite, the Volkswagen 'Beetle'
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November 6, 2016 Day of the Dead Altars

Jonathan L ·
I spent The Day of the Dead in Mérida, Mexico where people create 3 level altars to celebrate their ancestors.
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October 23, 2019: Pink Sandia Mountains, Albuquerque, NM

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband enjoy a beautiful evening and dinner looking at the pink Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
 
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