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Home of mariachi music and tequila, Mexico is a great travel destination. Mexico is so much more than what you hear on the news, here is a strong sense of cultural pride a deep history. Mexico is a large country making it geographically diverse. You could spend months exploring the different varying regions. Getting lost in beaches, mountains, ruins, history or colonial architecture, whatever you may be interested in you can find in Mexico.

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Quick Facts

  • Located in Continental America
  • Currency is the Mexican Peso (MX)
  • Capital city is Mexico City
  • Official language is Spanish
  • Legal drinking age is 18
  • Age to legally buy tobacco is 18
  • Electrical plug type A and B, which is two flat pins in a vertical alignment
  • 127 Volt AC outlets at 60 Hz
  • Driving is on the right side of the road
  • 4 time zones with most of the country being on Central Time, UTC -6:00

At a Glance


In a Sentence


Don't listen to the news, Mexico is fantastic and the people are incredibly friendly.




Yelapa Mexico

Visiting Yelapa on a Budget

The small alcoved beach town of Yelapa is quickly gaining a reputation. Beautiful and widely unknown it is still possible to visit Yelapa on a budget.
Hiking Yelapa Waterfalls

Hiking to the Yelapa Waterfalls

If you need a break from the beach a morning hike to either Yelapa waterfalls is the perfect remedy. Both hikes are easy and the waterfalls are fantastic.
Boca de Tomatlan to Playa Las Animas Hike

Boca de Tomatlan to Playa Las Animas Hike

The hike from Boca de Tomatlan to Playa Las Animas is a mixture of coastal jungle and secluded sandy beaches, for the perfect day away from Puerto Vallarta.
Puerto Vallarta on a Budget

5 Expert Ways to Experience Puerto Vallarta on a Budget

Puerto Vallarta on a budget is possible and here are 5 expert ways to experience this resort destination while traveling on the cheap!
Tequila Without a Tour Mexico

Visiting Tequila Without a Tour

Visiting Tequila without a tour is a great idea, if you want to explore around and do things on your own. It is easy to do and there is plenty to see.

Cheap Drinks in Puerto Vallarta

These are the best places for cheap drinks in Puerto Vallarta. If you are along looking to save pesos on a couple of adult beverages this list is for you!

Hike to the Cross

Puerto Vallarta’s hike to the cross is quite a popular activity. It offers the best view in Puerto Vallarta and it is a great morning workout.
Guadalajara Mexico

Mexico Adventure with my Mother

I recently got back from my Mexico adventure with my mother. I owed her a vacation after our Malaysian adventure got canceled last fall. We spent 2 weeks backpacking around Central Mexico, enjoying the warm weather, tequila and mariachi music!
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2 Week Backpacking Guide for Central Mexico

Are you planing a quick holiday? Maybe a visit somewhere close so you can get the most out of your time away? In this 2 week backpacking guide for Central Mexico, I will share with you my itinerary to experience this wonderful, cultural part of Mexico!
Guanjuato Mummy Museum

Guanajuato Mummy Museum

El Museo de las Mummies, is an eerie experience to say the least. One of the must see (?) places in town, the Guanajuato Mummy Museum will leave you feeling slightly disturbed.
San Gabriel Hacienda Guanajuato

San Gabriel Hacienda

This massive hacienda, now turned museum, is the perfect afternoon escape from Guanajuato’s small bustling streets. The grounds contain 17 different gardens along with 15 areas to explore. It is easy to loose yourself in this peaceful expanse.
Old Church Guanajuato Mexico

8 Things to do in Guanajuato City

Guanajuato is a small picturesque place, formerly one of the world’s leading silver producers, this area is now known for its perfect spring climate and well preserved architecture. A lot of the city is only accessible by walking or small vehicle. Here is a list of 8 things to do in Guanajuato city.
Guanajuato Silver Mine Mexico

La Valenciana Mine

When visiting the silver capital of Mexico your trip isn’t complete until you explore a traditional silver mine! Dubbed La Valenciana Mine this area wasn’t just home to any ordinary mines. It was once one of the world’s largest silver areas, producing over one third of the world’s entire silver.
San Miguel de Allende Mexico

El Mirador Walking Trail

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through San Miguel de Allende with my El Mirador Walking Trail. This post will share with you a fantastic route to get some great views and photos of San Miguel de Allende. This picturesque city is home to many enjoyable sites and boutique shops.
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Guadalajara Bus Stations

Guadalajara is Mexico's second largest city with a population of over 5 million. Even though it is a sprawling metropolis it has some very unique areas, but in order to get into and out of the city you need to more about the various Guadalajara bus stations.
Visiting Tequila Mexico

Tequila Tour on a Budget

If you are visiting Central Mexico or specifically the Guadalajara area you need to make a day trip to the tiny, rustic town of Tequila. This post will share how to do a Tequila tour on a budget. I have taken the same tour twice now over the years and it still is one of the best, the budget price is just a bonus.
Puerto Vallarta Street Art Mexico

4 Free Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is a well known beach and resort town, located off the Pacific coast of Central Mexico, but it is more than just that and for those who like sightseeing or are traveling on a budget, here is a list of 4 free things to do in Puerto Vallarta!
La Paz Mexico

Exploring the Mexican Baja

My girlfriend and I were heading to Cabo San Lucas for a wedding and decided to venture down a few days early, rent a car, camp and explore the Mexican Baja! We had an incredible 10 days sight-seeing Mexico and experiencing resort life for the first time!

Best Time to Visit


With a year-round spring like climate, anytime is great to visit most of Mexico. The Yucatan and Baja areas do experience a hurricane and rainy season but nothing too extreme.

Must See & Do

  • Get lost in Guanajuato
  • Soak up some sun along the Yucatan
  • Learn about the culture

Travel Tips


Long distance bus travel is like flying here. It is very comfortable but also pricey. This will be your main expense, especially if you travel across the country.