Articles by Bex vanKoot

Weekend Getaways

How to See the Very Best of Cancún — Land and Sea — in Three Days

This three-day Cancún itinerary is made for those who want to experience the best of the area — and there’s a little bit of everything, from unforgettable street food and beaches to water adventures and…
Mexico City

The Ghosts of Mexico City: Following In the Footsteps of Artists and Revolutionaries

Mexico City has an amazing array of museums and galleries where you can learn more about the lives of the creative and revolutionary minds that shaped its culture. You can wander through Frida Kahlo’s home,…
Puerto Vallarta

The Wild Life: Iconic Mexican Critters and Where to See Them

Animal iconography is a vital part of Mexican culture, from the carved images of ancient calendars to modern whimsical alebrijes. Quetzals call up the image of the feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl, or the goddess of…
Kid-Friendly

Cancún with Kids: How to Make the Most of This Party City with the Whole Family

Cancún has a reputation for being party central, but many visitors to the Riviera Maya resort hub are much younger than 18-21 year olds on Spring Break. Families with younger kids don’t have to shy…
Puerto Vallarta

The Best of Both Vallartas: How to Enjoy a “Night on the Towns” in Puerto and Nuevo Vallarta

Staying in Nuevo Vallarta, but want to check out the downtown core, too? Or thinking about planning a trip to PV and curious about what’s happening across the river? Look no further. Enjoy a night…
Tips + Trends

Get Outta Town for These Puerto Vallarta Day Trips

Puerto Vallarta is a popular resort city full of opportunities to try something new. Whether it’s your first time in the area or you’re one of the city’s repeat vacationers, you will appreciate these excursions…
Mexico City

Street Art in Mexico City: A Walking Tour of its Modern Art Movement

Graffiti and street art may seem wholly modern, but in Mexico, these art forms have their roots in murals. The popular genre is thousands of years old and had its golden age during the 20th…
Outdoors

3 Unexpected Ways to Get Legit Wild (no, Not THAT Kind of Wild!) in Cancún

Of the nearly 60,000 people who pass through Cancún’s massive international airport each day, a good number of them are surely heading for a relaxing week. They are looking forward to digging their toes into…
Mexico City

Finding Mexico City’s Hidden Treasures: Archaeological Sites You Need to See

Many people who visit Mexico City come not just for the bustling modern metropolis that it is now, but for the city’s rich, ancient cultural history. While the Mexica (Aztec) people founded the city of…
Mexico City

How (and Where!) to Eat on the Street in Mexico City

Mexico City is known for its culinary wonders, many of which can be found at simple street stands and small street-side establishments. But ordering and eating street food in such a busy place can be…