Palenque Ruins Guide: 1 or 2 Day Palenque Tour Itinerary with Hotels, Misol Ha + Agua Azul

Planning my Palenque tours from San Cristobal was probably the most difficult part of my Chiapas travel planning. The Palenque ruins are quite far from San Cristobal, and there is mixed information online about the safest way to get there. … Read More

Chiapas Travel Guide: Best Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas + Hotels

After years of dreaming about Chiapas travel, I finally had a chance to explore the southernmost state in Mexico. It’s a beautiful and unique place, really different from anywhere else I’ve been in the country. If you like visiting places … Read More

Artisan Oaxaca Tours: Thread Caravan Hammock Workshop + Textiles, Ceramics, and Mezcal Tours

There is very little that gets me more excited than learning from talented, master artisans in their homeland. In fact, the original reason I came to Oaxaca years ago was because of its reputation for gorgeous textiles and traditional artisan … Read More

Puerto Escondido to Mazunte, San Agustinillo + Zipolite: How to Get Between These Oaxaca Beach Towns

There isn’t a lot of info online about how the Oaxaca coast, and much less about how to get around. Our last trip, we spent a few days in Puerto Escondido, followed by a few more in Mazunte. I scrapped … Read More

How to Get to Mazunte, San Agustinillo + Zipolite: Oaxaca to Mazunte Overland + By Plane

This is my most asked question about the Oaxaca coast – how to get there?! That’s because this remote area is surrounded by rugged mountains and there just isn’t a lot of info online. So I want to share what … Read More

International Wifi Roaming for Mexico + Beyond: Vision Global Wifi Review

As a digital nomad and former full-time traveler, I can attest that I am (sometimes too) aware of international wifi roaming options. I’ve lived and worked in 17 countries, and spent lots of time being stressed out about having adequate … Read More

San Agustinillo + Mazunte Oaxaca Travel Guide: What to Do, Where to Eat + Where to Stay

The Oaxaca coast is still pretty unknown to tourists, so you can escape the crowds here and be treated to some of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico. My new favorite part of the coast are the adjacent towns of … Read More

Zicatela & La Punta, Puerto Escondido Guide: Things to Do in Puerto Escondido, Restaurants + Where to Stay

I’ve now visited Zicatela, Puerto Escondido on 3 trips – and plan to return many more times from our home base in Oaxaca. I’ve gotten a good handle on all the best things to do in Puerto Escondido – including … Read More

HelloTalk: Free Language Learning Tool for Spanish Language Exchange

I’ve been learning Spanish for years now. First in high school/college, then out in my travels, and then pretty heavily over the last 3 years as I’ve traveled full-time in Latin America. I’ve tried lots of language learning tools, some … Read More

Best Restaurants in Oaxaca: Ultimate Oaxaca Food Guide – Street Food, Fine Dining, Bakeries, Cocktail Bars + Everything in Between

The time has come for me to put together a comprehensive Oaxaca food guide of all the best restaurants in Oaxaca, a place that has pulled me into its orbit again and again. I’ve spent many collective months visiting this … Read More

The Best Puerto Vallarta Beaches for Instagram-Worthy Photos

In my humble opinion, the Puerto Vallarta beaches south of the city are the most Instagram-worthy, beautiful, and dramatic beaches, and yet they are usually mostly empty. It baffles me because they are SO easy to get to, whether you … Read More

Location Independent Travel Packing List: Every Essential Thing for 3+ Years of Full Time Travel

When you travel 100% of the time for over 3 years, you learn some things about what things you REALLY need and what things you don’t. I’ve made lots of tweaks and changes to my location independent travel packing list … Read More

Oaxaca Mezcal Tour: Guide to Visiting the Best Mezcal Distilleries with Las Bugambilias Tours

It shocked me to find so little info online about what mezcal distilleries to visit on a Oaxaca mezcal tour. Sure there are lots of articles about the newly trendy spirit – but almost all focus on what mezcal is … Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Transportation in Mexico, Central & South America

15 Ways to Travel Latin America by Bus, Boat, Tuk-Tuk & More!  Have you ever felt a little intimidated, or even terrified, to figure out how to navigate the plethora of options for transportation in Mexico, Central and South America? … Read More

5 Tips to Finding Budget Hotels and Hostels in Central America, South America and Mexico That Don’t Feel Icky

 Are you scared of hostels? Do you fear pre-booking a budget hotel, only to walk into the bedroom and find stains on the sheets and cockroaches in the corner? I’ve been traveling Mexico, Central America and South America for 10+ months … Read More