2 Weeks in Mexico Itinerary: Palenque

The Ultimate 2 Weeks in Mexico Itinerary for First Time Visitors


Mexico is both enormous and endlessly captivating to visit: a 2 weeks in Mexico itinerary has almost limitless cities, towns, mountains, deserts, and–of course–beaches to choose from… so how do you narrow it down? After spending 6 weeks carving a Mexico backpacking route through some of the country’s most beautiful spots, ranging from wildly popular places to those almost totally devoid of tourists, we put together this itinerary for first-time…

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Travel Budget for Mexico

Our Mexico Travel Budget: Show Me The Money

Mexico Money

When we made our Mexico travel budget, we hoped to spend about $80 total per day, or $40/person. After 43 full days of travel (not including one half day), we ended up spending almost exactly that! Not only are we happy about sticking to our…

Americans Should Backpack Mexico

25 Reasons You Should Try Backpacking Mexico Next


This is a post targeted at my fellow Americans. While readers from all over the world regularly visit this site (yay!), when it comes to backpacking Mexico, I need to have a talk with my fellow countrymen. A few weeks ago, I was reading a…

Explore Isla Holbox, Mexico

How to Explore Isla Holbox


Isla Holbox is a place that demands that you relax: it has a slow pace, exclusively dirt roads, a very small town center, and no high rises. The sprawling all-inclusive resorts of Cancun and Playa del Carmen feel a world away here on Isla Holbox…

Pink Lakes of Las Coloradas, Mexico

How To Visit the Pink Lakes of Las Coloradas, Mexico


My obsession with all things pink dates back longer than I can remember: as far as I’m concerned, bright pink is the world’s most cheerful color. So, when I discovered that there were not only pink lakes in Mexico but that they were located just a…

Things to Do in Chiapas: San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico

11 Reasons to Visit & Exciting Things to Do in Chiapas, Mexico


There were a lot of things that we were expecting from the southern Mexican state of Chiapas: low prices, a colorful city in San Cristobal, and mountain views. What we weren’t expecting was to discover a destination that appears to be designed for outdoor lovers…