Tag Archives: Mexico

Destination Tips: Oaxaca, Mexico

The following is a guest post by Katie, who volunteered in Oaxaca, Mexico in fall 2011 after studying public relations at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA and is now working as the Volunteer Director at Go Overseas. Go … Continue reading

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Must-See: Top Travel Destinations Around the World in 2012

What are the top travel destinations around the world for 2012? National Geographic, Lonely Planet, CNNGo ,Travel & Leisure, USA TODAY, Budget Travel, and Frommers  all listed their top travel destination picks for this year. Which destinations did they all … Continue reading

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Tripper of the Week: Tizoc Velasco

A surfer, avid traveler and polyglot, Tizoc Velasco, a California native is our Tripper of the Week…. Tell us a little bit about your background. I grew up in  a town right on the water called Santa Cruz in California.  … Continue reading

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Must-See: the Ancient Maya City of Tulum (Mexico)

Tulum – one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya civilization of Mexico.  Today visitors can see the well-perserved buildings and wander about the grounds, imagining what it was like to live there during its heyday, back … Continue reading

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Four favorite Mexican dishes made from Thanksgiving leftovers

I love to cook and Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  I did not grow up celebrating the holiday, as I am originally from Mexico, but my kids did and for us it’s all about family and reflecting on … Continue reading

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Tripper of the Week: Isabel Guzman-Velasco

Isabel Guzman-Velasco is a retired Tripper who spends half the year in Mexico and half the year in California.  She is our Tripper of the Week…. Tell us a little bit about your background. I was born in Mexico and … Continue reading

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Must-See: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Tripper Erin Parker,currently a student at Stanford University, shares with us photos from Cabo San Lucas in Baja California, Mexico.  A well-known destination to those who live in California, Baja California is the less well-known-internationally portion of the former Spanish … Continue reading

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Interview with a Tripping Host – Antonio from Mexico

Antonio was born in Colima, Mexico, in the foothills of one the ten most active volcanos in the world. At eleven years old, Antonio and his family immigrated to the U.S. and became migrant farm workers. Thanks to teachers and … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo: A New Look at a 150-year Tradition

If each holiday celebrated in the U.S. were made into a t.v. show, Cinco de Mayo would be the telenovela – the soap opera.  It has a crazy cast of characters, far-fetched scenarios and multiple plot twists.   Join us as … Continue reading

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Must-See Monday: Colima, Mexico

The state of Colima is one of the better-kept secrets of Mexico .  If you’re looking for it on a map, you can find Colima on the west coast of central Mexico, at roughly the same latitude as Jamaica and … Continue reading

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