Real de Catorce, located in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, is a legend in and of itself. Once a prosperous silver mining town, this stark desert village 9,000 feet up in the Sierra de Catorce is now both a ghost town and a...

Xilitla, designated as a Pueblo Magico and home to Edward James’ surrealist gardens Las Pozas, is a must-see travel destination. Surrounded in lush jungles and populated with powerful waterfalls and rivers, it is host to a wide variety of beautiful native flora and fauna. Want...

I can’t tell you how many times I heard about Tikal and how amazing it is. It kind of made me want to avoid it, honestly. With hype comes expectations that often aren’t met, but in this case I couldn’t have been more wrong.

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Just on the other side of the Mexican border with Guatemala lies the tiny island called Playa Tilapita. Hidden among protected mangroves, it has an amazing variety of fresh and saltwater seafood, and natural beauty inhabited by a host of unique flora and fauna, including...

Mineral de Pozos, an old silver mining town about 45 minutes outside San Miguel de Allende, is a recently revived but still sleepy relic of Mexico’s past: narrow cobblestone streets devoid of people, picturesque abandoned and dusty landscapes, and the ghosts of miners to...

When visiting Baton Rouge, I love to go to my old tried and true hiking trails through the swamp, though when I mention them to Friends back home, I get blank stares. There are hiking trails in Baton Rouge? Not only are there hiking...