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1 Week Coastal Oaxaca Itinerary to the Best Oaxaca Beaches: Travel Daydreaming

Travel Daydreaming is a virtual travel series, where I take you day-by-day through an itinerary in one of my favorite places. Today we will spend 1 week traveling to the best Oaxaca beaches, including Puerto Escondido, Mazunte, San Agustinillo, Zipolite … Read More

Best Hotels in Puerto Escondido: Villasol in Playa Bacocho, Puerto Escondido

One thing I love about the Oaxaca coast is that there are so many different types of beaches and hotels, you can find something perfect for every type of traveler. Villasol is one of the overall best hotels in Puerto … Read More

A Design Lover’s Beach Getaway in Punta Pajaros: Casitas by the Sea Puerto Escondido Airbnb

The reason I started this blog years ago, is because I worked in a creative industry (fashion) but was burned out & craved inspiration (alongside my insatiable urge to travel). Learning from local artisans, seeing amazing architecture, and visiting museums … 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. My favorite way to spend time on the Oaxaca coast is to divide my time between the larger surf town … 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

How to Get to Puerto Escondido: Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido Overland + By Plane

This is probably the #1 question I get about the Oaxaca coast – how do you get there? So I want to put together the best info I’ve gathered over the last few years about how to get to Puerto … Read More

San Agustinillo Hotel with an Epic Ocean View: Beautiful Zazil Retreat

I’ve been on a spree of writing blogs about the Oaxaca coast because it’s such a gorgeous area that few people know about. My new favorite part of the coast is the tiny, relaxing, off-the-beaten path town of San Agustinillo. … 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 5 trips – and plan to return many more times from my home base in Oaxaca. I’ve gotten a good handle on all the best things to do in Puerto Escondido – including … 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. After years in this city, I’ve been … Read More

7 Things to Eat in Oaxaca Markets: Mercado Benito Juarez & 20 de Noviembre

One of my favorite things to do in any Latin American city or town is visit the local markets to quickly get a feel for the local culture and taste the traditional food. I’ve been to the most famous Oaxaca … 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 trendy spirit – but almost all focus on what mezcal is with … Read More

The 3 Best Places to Eat Tlayudas in Oaxaca

Tlayudas in Oaxaca are what street tacos are to Mexico City, or pizza is to New York City. They’re the quintessential meal/snack/post-bar grub/hangover food/etc.. Every restaurant has their own version, plus plenty of street food stands. At worst I’ve had … 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

How to See the Best Oaxacan Textiles: Review of Las Bugambilias Tours

The first time I ever came to Oaxaca was mainly due to the rich textile culture here. I’ve always been on the search for the best Oaxacan textiles: the most traditional techniques, high quality fibers, beautiful natural dyes and amazing … Read More

11 Must Eats in Oaxaca: 11 Important Oaxacan Dishes + Where to Find Them

Complex sauces made from 30+ ingredients, chile roasted grasshoppers, and soup made of squash flowers – what do these foods have in common? They are a few of the local dishes that make Oaxaca famous for their complex cuisine. How … Read More

Coffee Beans and Bahias: Day Tripping on the Oaxacan Coast

We haphazardly threw together a vague day-trip plan the night before – get up early, rent a car, and knock out three adventures – a boat tour of Chacahua lagoon, then on to the turtle sanctuary in Mazunte, and finally … Read More