The Wild and Rugged State of Oaxaca, Mexico

The road from Puebla to Oaxaca is a long and winding path through the mountains. We opted to break up the drive between the two places with a stop near Tehuacan in the small pueblo of Zapotitlan. It’s amazing how fast the scenery changes after leaving Puebla, transforming from a lush, green mountainous area into towering cactuses and dry desert scrub …

Tombs and Tunnels in Cholula Mexico

Tombs and Tunnels in Cholula, Mexico and Visiting Puebla

We managed to break ourselves away from the adorable puppies at Teotihuacan Trailer Park (but it was difficult!) after extending our stay from just one or two nights into five… Pointing the truck south we headed toward Cholula, a small pueblo on the outskirts of Puebla— a bustling city itself— and which both sit in the shadow of the volcano …

The Ancient Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Mexico

After leaving the comfort of our house sitting assignment in Mexico City we were back on the road. We said goodbye to Zoe, packed the truck, and headed east. After a late start and fighting a bit of Mexico City traffic, we only made it as far as Teotihuacan. But that would be far enough for one day. Teotihuacan Trailer …

An (Almost) Free Vacation – Three Weeks House Sitting in Mexico City

We pulled up to the apartment building in the heart of the La Condesa neighborhood, an upscale, beautiful area full of restaurants, bars, people walking their dogs, and running the loop through the neighborhood. Sunny and her little dog, Zoe, greeted us on the street, and Zoe was already jumping up happily as if we were old friends. Both Andrea and …

10 Things You Must Do in Mexico City

When most people think of taking a trip to Mexico we think about tacos and tequila, mariachi and margaritas, about the beautiful beaches — Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, etc — of maybe the charming colonial towns from Oaxaca to San Cristobal, or the stunning ruins and pyramids of great civilizations. Mexico City doesn’t frequently …

How to Travel Overland through Central America

How to Overland through Central America – Zero to Travel Podcast

I had the pleasure of chatting with Jason Moore over at the Zero to Travel podcast about me and Andrea’s big road trip through Central America last year. You can give it a listen through the embedded player below, give it a listen on iTunes, on Stitcher, or just download the episode directly. I had a lot of fun talking with …

Driving to Mexico City - Road Trip Mexico Series

What it’s Like Driving into Mexico City

Leaving Morelia that Friday morning we were just a few hours out of Mexico City. We needed to be in town by that evening in order to meet up with our house sitting hosts. They were taking off the next day, but because of Mexico City’s “hoy no circula” program which has a complicated set of rules for what days …