Ecotourism Among the Mangroves and Wildlife in La Ventanilla, Mexico

Just two miles west of the popular beach town of Mazunte, lies a sleepy and tiny coastal fishing village called La Ventanilla. When we stopped in to inquire about seeing sea turtles at the National Mexican Turtle Center they recommended that we take a short guided tour in La Ventanilla, and I’m so glad we did. La Ventanilla Ecotourism La …

Caught between nude beaches and hippies, exploring Zipolite, Mexico

The Hippie Beach Retreat of Zipolite, Mexico

The road from the city of Oaxaca to the coast is an incredible drive that takes you up to nearly 9,000 feet before dropping back down at sea level in just a few hours. On our way from Hierve el Agua’s petrified waterfalls we wrapped back around the outskirts of Oaxaca before turning off onto Highway 175, which is reportedly …

Three Things You Must Do When Visiting Oaxaca, Mexico

I’d heard so much about the City of Oaxaca over the years, all the way back to friends in college that studied abroad there, along with other travelers. It had the reputation for being an incredibly beautiful colonial city and also a place of frequent unrest. Thankfully all was quiet while we were there. We spent a few days at …

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 …