One of the great things about Mexico is, of course, tequila. Having worked in the industry for a couple of years, I love learning about the process, comparing and contrasting, and most of all exploring something new. While everyone knows about tequila, few dabble...

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...

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...

I haven’t been riding since I was a kid. I used to ride English style, but it was so long ago now the memories are hazy. So, the thought of mounting a horse, nearly twenty years later, and descending into a canyon filled with wildlife...

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...

Driving through Los Piccachos, a mountain range that is home to the volcano Palo Huerfano, I found myself pondering the pyramids I was about to see and reminding myself that they were made without the aid of beasts of burden, without machines, or even metal...

I arrived in Benito Juarez by foot. The second class bus dropped me at a fork in a curvy road with nothing in sight. Yet I was not only relieved, I was overjoyed. Nausea from the tightly-enclosed space, sharp turns, and lack of moving oxygen...