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In Mexico: What’s Going On, Where To Go & Updates From Journey Mexico

Looking for a Mexico Vacation Specialist? Meet the Trusted Travel Experts List by Wendy Perrin

Wendy Perrin, an authoritative voice among travelers and travel professionals,  is bringing her expertise to her uniquely helpful website, WendyPerrin.com where she helps people have the best possible travel experiences. Recently, Wendy launched a shiny new 2016 WOW List that represents trip des... Read more »

New Hotels in Mexico – 2016 and Beyond

Lots of exciting news coming out of Mexico lately as  investments in hotels and tourism continue to pour in. 2016 is poised to be a very busy year with many new hotels entering the scene.  Here's what we've heard so far: Chablé - Yucatan Peninsula Debuting in June 2016, Chable will blend fiv... Read more »

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The Zika Virus in Mexico: What You Need to Know

General ZIka (ZIKV) Information The Zika Virus is a mosquito-borne viral infection which is transmitted by the same type of mosquito linked to dengue and chikungunya. There have been identified cases now across four continents. It has been detected in more than 20 countries in the Americas, incl... Read more »

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The Most Beautiful City in the World: Mexico City

Mexico City was named on Condé Nast Traveler’s “50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World” List! Condé Nast Traveler explains, Mexico City is, by most counts, the largest metropolitan area in the Western Hemisphere (they don’t call it El Monstruo for nothing). Yet in the morning, when s... Read more »

2016 Updated Mexico Travel Warning from U.S. Department of State

In an effort to make sure U.S. citizens are aware of any international security concerns in Mexico, the U.S. Department of State has been updating their travel warning to Mexico about every eight months or so. The most recent report was released January 19, 2016 with few changes from its prior in ... Read more »

Posted In: Safety of Mexico

Boutique Unique with Coqui Coqui

by  Susannah Rigg You don’t have to be a trendy New York fashionista to stay at the Coqui Coqui hotels, but it definitely helps. With four hotels in the Yucatan Peninsula (two of which have just one lavishly-extravagant room) Coqui Coqui has certainly made an international name for itself in the... Read more »

52 Places to Go in 2016 – The New York Times Names Mexico City #1

New Year, new resolutions, and new travel plans with The New York Times! The New York Times just released their list of top travel destinations in their "52 Places to Go in 2016"  feature and Mexico grabbed three of the spots! Positioning itself in the number one most recommended place to visit ... Read more »

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Best Place to Travel in 2016: Guadalajara

Guadalajara was named second on Travel + Leisure's "Best Places to Travel in 2016" List! Travel + Leisure explains, Mexico’s second city is a hotbed of creativity, thanks to an ebullient jazz scene, the popular Guadalajara International Book Fair, a prestigious film festival, and a well-suppor... Read more »

Mexico Tourism: Facts & Statistics 2015

Tourism in Mexico Facts and Statistics 2015 Mexico was ranked in number 10 in international tourists arrivals in 2014. The growth rate of international tourist arrivals to Mexico is more than three percentage points higher than the growth rate of tourism in the world, estimated at 4.4% for t... Read more »

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Cuixmala Resort to Reopen January 15th Following Hurricane Patricia

In the aftermath of Hurricane Patricia, the strongest hurricane ever recorded and which made landfall here, the Cuixmala team expresses their heartfelt concern for local villagers whose homes were destroyed and damaged by the storm. The hurricane had a devastating impact on many small towns and vill... Read more »

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2015 Year in Review

With the incredible support of our clients, suppliers, and partners,  2015 was an exciting year of growth and innovation for Journey Mexico! Pushing ahead after a very eventful 2014, we redoubled our efforts to share the very best of Mexico's vibrant culture, diverse wildlife, jaw dropping lan... Read more »

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Haciendas in the Yucatan Peninsula – Merida

In addition to Mayan ruins and archaeological sites, the Yucatan Peninsula is filled with historic haciendas that date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. The haciendas, which functioned similar to plantations in the Southern US, were producers of henequen, or sisal, a strong fiber derived from t... Read more »

Update on Sargassum Seaweed Affecting Mexico’s Beaches

The continued presence of sargassum (a.k.a sargasso, sargazo) on the beaches of Mexico continues to be a concern to many travelers. For those wondering what their experience will be like on their upcoming vacation, we invite you to read more about the problem and how local authorities, hotels, and ... Read more »

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Three Ways to Make an Environmental Difference in Mexico

'Tis the season for giving and here at Journey Mexico we're definitely feeling the spirit! In line with our commitment to sustainable travel and environmentally responsible tourism, we bring to you three ways to support Mexico by making a positive difference in the environment and to the Earth. 1) ... Read more »

3 Destinations Trending in Mexico

According to Travel Agent Central (TAC), one of travel trade's most frequented online sources,  Mexico has three cities that are considered to be trending as top travel destinations. With only a dozen destinations on the list, the cities have each been vetted by TAC's globtrotting staff and are s... Read more »

Posted In: Destinations

Mexico’s Culinary Diversity Drawing Travelers – Travel Weekly

Journey Mexico recently chatted with Travel Weekly about Mexico's culinary diversity and the growing segment of foodie travel.  Below are excerpts from the article “Digging into Mexico's Culinary Diversity” written by Meagan Drillinger  and featured on Travel Weekly’s website: We are abs... Read more »

The Christmas Season and Holidays in Mexico

Holidays in Mexico begin by observing the religious traditions on December 12th and does not finish until February 2nd. Filled with posadas, Noche Buena, Navidad, the Feast of Guadalupe, Dia de los Inocentes, Los Reyes, and Dia de la Calendaria, it is a joyous two months of celebration and cheer... Read more »

The Aftermath of Hurricane Patricia and How You Can Help

Hurricane Patricia made headlines around the world on Thursday, October 22nd as the "most powerful hurricane in the Western Hemisphere" with sustained winds of over 200 mph. The hurricane, which especially surprised everyone with its rapid intensification from Category 1 to Category 5 in less than 2... Read more »

Dia de los Muertos in Mexico

Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is an often misunderstood holiday celebrated in Mexico. It originated from a centuries old Aztec festival in honor of Mictecacihuatl, a goddess known as the Lady of the Dead. Since it follows Halloween, some people might conclude that it is the same holiday, ... Read more »

Insider Travel Recommendations from Town & Country Magazine

Town & Country magazine recently published 'An Ultimate Travel Check-In Checklist' highlighting The 100 Best Hotels in the World. This list is a compilation of insider recommendations all sourced exclusively from Wendy Perrin's WOW List - an exclusive recognition reserved for Trusted Travel ... Read more »