Our first impressions of Cuba: hitchhiking into Havana, drinking mojitos, dancing and smoking cigars in the Bodeguita del Medio and staying in Casa Particulares. ...

The city of Zihuatenejo, lovingly called Zihua by its residents, is overshadowed by the opulence of Ixtapa. And if Disneyland is what you’re looking for then Ixtapa is your joint. Every square inch is covered in fancy condos where well-dressed people lick gold flake...

Outside, the wind is the only cold part. The air itself is tepid, like warm water surrounding our skin. People congregate on the upper deck, above us, where a covered bar and benches provide a blockade from the wind. I love the isolation of the...

We take an early bus to Delphi. It’s a pilgrimage many have made before, to the belly button of the earth, the oracle of Apollo. We pass through undulating mountains carpeted in green moss. The closer we get the thicker the air becomes, weighted...

My decision to go to Larabanga was based almost entirely on the need to contradict disbelief. When I heard about the 8th century mud mosques, I asked a question that any logical person would: How is that possible? I even looked at photos, but it...

Wrestling matches, called Las Luchas, originated in Mexico. The WWF doesn’t want you to know that, not that anyone watches them anyway. The funny thing is that even though everyone knows it’s choreographed the WWF wants you to take them seriously. Not so with the...

The word budget means different things to different people. While not splurging on a 5 star might be budget to some, to most it means forgoing lunch in lieu of a bus ticket or finding out what you can do around a hostel or in...

There are few rituals more famous in Mexico than the Temazcal, a pre-hispanic ritual similar to a sweat lodge. Being the committed investigative reporter that I am, I decided that it was completely inappropriate to live here and never have participated in one. So I...