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Improve Your Cancun Visit by 50% – Mexico Travel

People around the world travel for various reasons, some travel for the memories, some travel to rest, some travel for adventure. Some for business and others!….. for fun. If, and if your only reason for travelling is either business or rest, then this article is not for you, because in this article, we are going to be exploring the things you can do to make your trip in this beautiful heaven a memorable and pleasant one. You may be wondering—-why Cancun?—–well, the answer—–answers to that, are ...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Mexico, Cruise, Mexico Travel, Cancun, Cancun Improve Your Cancun Visit, Mexico Travel Scuba

Live Aqua San Miguel de Allende Ups the City’s Room Count

Despite a boom in tourism and more gringos moving in all the time, it has been quite a while since a new large hotel has opened in San Miguel de Allende. Most of the additions have been small boutique hotels or B&Bs like Casa No Name and Casablanca 7. That changed recently with the long-anticipated opening of Live Aqua Urban Resort, about a 15-minute stroll from the UNESCO World Heritage historic center of San Miguel. While the brand name may not be familiar to Americans and Canadians, the par...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Hilton, Mexico Hotels, Monterrey, Hyatt, Unesco World Heritage, Awesome View, New Hotels, Top Hotels, San Miguel, Cancun, Jacuzzi, San Miguel de Allende, Playa, Acapulco

Escape to the Bavarian Alps in a charming A-frame that produces surplus energy

An A-frame house from the 1970s has been converted into the Solarferienhaus S3 (Solar Holiday Home S3), an energy-positive holiday home located in a former holiday village in the hilly Chiemgau landscape of Upper Bavaria. Redesigned last year by German architect Thomas Ziesel, the innovative modern home is primarily powered by large photovoltaic panels mounted on both sides of the steeply sloped roof. Natural light floods the interior, which follows a minimalist design to keep the focus on the ...
Tags: Design, Mexico, Hotels, Germany, Architecture, Energy Efficiency, Alps, Solar Panels, Solar Power, Bavaria, Salzburg, Rental, Loft, Holiday Home, Upper Bavaria, Chiemgau

Aramco Starts Fuel Trading From #UAE With Ex-BP, Pemex Hires - Bloomberg

Aramco Starts Fuel Trading From U.A.E. With Ex-BP, Pemex Hires - Bloomberg:Saudi Aramco hired two Singapore-based traders and began dealing in fuel at the Middle East’s main bunkering port as the world’s biggest oil exporter expands further into the trading business.Aramco’s trading unit started doing deals earlier this month at its new office in the United Arab Emirates port of Fujairah, according to people with knowledge of the situation. It hired five people, including Avyay Saxena who former...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Singapore, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, BP Plc, Pemex, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Trafigura Group, Pemex Hires Bloomberg, Avyay Saxena, Max Moran

Hilton on Track to Celebrate 100th Hotel in Mexico by 2022

In its 100th year, Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced it is on track to celebrate the 100th hotel milestone in Mexico by 2022. With several new deals announced this year and others in the works, Hilton plans to open approximately 10 hotels per year over the next three years, adding 30 new properties and more than 4,500 rooms to its existing portfolio of nearly 70 hotels in Mexico - the country with one of Hilton's largest portfolios.
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Hilton, Hilton NYSE

Use Up Foreign Currency by Paying Down Your Hotel Bill

On a recent trip to Mexico, just as I was about to check out of my hotel and head to the airport, I realized that I had about 1,000 extra pesos in cash.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Hotels, Currency, Bill, Lifehacks, Hack The World

First Timer’s Guide to Skill Focused Travel

You’ve probably never heard of Skill-Focused Travel or SFT. Skill-Focused Travel is essentially about going on a quest. Instead of looking at your trip as a list of experiences to get through, I suggest using your travels as an opportunity for deeply rooted personal growth. The Bucket List Mentality After my trip through Asia, a friend asked to meet with me to discuss a similar trip she was planning. I saw her itinerary and shook my head. She had a mile long list of activities that couldn’t ev...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Featured, Learning, Bali, Mexico, France, Spain, Thailand, Canada, Alaska, Kelly Slater, Rtw Travel, Luang Prabang Laos, Skill Focused Travel, Great Lakes Balance

Is Travel Insurance Worth It?

Posted: 05/18/2019 | May 18th, 2019 Travel insurance is probably the most boring topic to discuss when it comes to planning a trip. Dreaming up the perfect itinerary, finding cheap flights, buying gear — all of these things all much more glamorous! For that reason, many budget travelers actually skip buying travel insurance. Unlike a flight, a travel backpack, or applying for a visa, travel insurance just doesn’t seem necessary. And since it’s not always cheap, travel insurance is often tempti...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Mexico, US, Colombia, Travel Gear, Thailand, South Africa, Italy, Argentina, National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Travel Insurance, Hostelworld, Don, World Nomads

Where to see the next 10 eclipses

Unless you’re from the Arctic Circle, it’s not often you get to stare up at a dark-as-night sky in the middle of the day. This is what makes total solar eclipses so special — and worth planning an astronomy-themed trip to see in person. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon travels between Earth and the sun, fully blocking out the sunlight for a short span of time. In 2017, the US saw its first total solar eclipse in almost 40 years, wowing spectators from Tennessee to Oregon. If you mis...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Mexico, France, Oregon, Saudi Arabia, China, US, Spain, Nasa, Earth, Afghanistan, South Africa, Pakistan, Chile, Maine

Seven new wonders of the world

When it comes to naming the world’s greatest hits, seven seems like an awfully small number. Especially considering only one of the seven original, ancient wonders is still standing — the Great Pyramid of Giza. In 2007, a Swiss foundation put it to the public to nominate a new crop of modern wonders, seizing the long overdue opportunity to recognize some of the most iconic sites on the planet today. Millions voted, declaring the following wonders worthier than the rest — unsurprisingly, all s...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, China, Rome, Beijing, Treasury, Brazil, Peru, Rio De Janeiro, South America, Jordan, New Delhi, Roma, Christ, Mongolia, Machu Picchu

Choice Hotels Announces Strategic Relationship With AMResorts, One of The Fastest-Growing Luxury Resort Companies

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has entered into a strategic agreement with AMResorts®, an Apple Leisure Group (ALG) related brand known for its portfolio of luxury, all-inclusive resorts across popular destinations throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. The arrangement is expected to enhance Choice Hotels' award-winning loyalty program, Choice Privileges, by allowing members to earn and redeem points at AMResorts' more than 50 award-winning properties by year...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, Choice Hotels International Inc NYSE, CHH, Apple Leisure Group ALG

TSA Agents are Being Redeployed to Work the Southern Border

Hundreds of TSA staff are being redeployed to work the US border with Mexico. Six unnamed airports will bear the brunt of the staff shortage. Continue reading TSA Agents are Being Redeployed to Work the Southern Border...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Advice, US, Tsa

Travel News: May 15, 2019

Cruise Passengers Killed in Plane Crash During Excursion in Alaska Travel Pulse The United States Coast Guard has provided more information on the plane crash that left four people confirmed dead and two missing in Alaska. According to, a Princess Cruises’ spokesperson said initially that five people had died, but officials in charge of the Coast Guard’s search and rescue team provided the updated information.   Cannes’ Famous Hotels Have Undergone More Than $1 Billion in Renovations T...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Mexico, Alaska, Paris, Cannes, News And Deals, Coast Guard, United States Coast Guard, KTUU, Isla Bonita, Paris Notre Dame, Eiffel Towers, Cannes Famous Hotels, Le Quasimodo Notre Dame, Tiburon Ballena

Stack Several Promotions as Hyatt Adds a New Brand to Its Portfolio and 16 New Hotels

It was only just October that I broke the news that Hyatt would acquire Two Roads Hospitality and the Thompson, Destination, Joie de Vivre, Alila and tommie hotel brands. Already Hyatt has been integrating properties. Most of Thompson Hotels joined World of Hyatt March 28th. Hyatt has just announced that the previously excluded Thompson Playa del Carmen and Thompson Beach House in Mexico will join effective May 15, 2019. Today Hyatt integrates a second of the acquired brands -- Joie de Vivre ...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Advice, Hyatt, Joie de Vivre, Thompson Hotels, Thompson Destination Joie de Vivre Alila, World of Hyatt March 28th Hyatt, Thompson Playa del Carmen, Thompson Beach House, Stack Several Promotions as Hyatt

Travel News: May 13, 2019

Trump Administration Cuba Restrictions May Scuttle Cruise Ship Calls Travel Pulse Recently announced Trump administration restrictions on U.S. travel to Cuba could bring an unceremonious end to American cruise-line voyages and group travel to the Caribbean nation, said Engage Cuba president James Williams in a Thursday briefing with media. Elimination of the specific license for group people-to-people travel, now used by the wide majority of U.S. cruise passengers and organized tour groups, wou...
Tags: Travel, California, Mexico, Dallas, Tsa, Cuba, Caribbean, News And Deals, Trump, Acapulco, Ministry of Tourism, James Williams, National Center for Transgender Equality NCTE, Mara Keisling, Huatulco Mexico, Cuba Williams

New Siteminder Study Highlights An Emergent Tourism Destination In Mexico

A study released today by SiteMinder, the global hotel industry's leading guest acquisition platform, highlights the ever-growing appeal of Mexico as one of the world's 10 most-visited countries. The study, State of the Nation 2019: How Big is the Opportunity for Hotel Bookings in Mexico?, based on Euromonitor International data, shows tourist arrivals in the country increased four percent in 2018 to reach 41 million, while intermediated online travel sales rose 24 percent to MXN35 billio...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Euromonitor International

Google says Play Store will soon accept UPI payments, cash

Google announced at I/O 2019 that it will soon let users buy items on its Play Store using cash, NDTV reported. Cash payments on the Play Store are already live in Japan and Mexico, and will be rolled out in other countries soon. Google also said that users in India will soon be able to […] ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Google Play, Mobile, Japan, News, Internet, Mexico, India, Commerce, Play Store, Payments, UPI, NDTV, Digitisation, Google Pay

How to stay sober while traveling

Getting sober might be the hardest thing you ever do. And if travel and alcohol have always been intertwined for you, kicking the booze habit can be absolutely devastating. If asked before I quit drinking, I would have dismissed sober travel as not only unfun but pretty much impossible. How can I backpack around Ireland and not have a pint? Barcelona without vino? And how can I travel with my friends who still drink? Even if you’ve been sober for years, travel can shake your confidence in nav...
Tags: Travel, London, Mexico, New York City, Barcelona, Thailand, Ireland, Paris, Reddit, Cambodia, Truth, Detroit, Costa Rica, Istanbul, Mediterranean, Sobriety

How to do the El Paso Mission Trail

Covering a nine-mile stretch of faith along the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, twisting through south Texas outside of El Paso, is the “Royal Road of the Interior.” This is the oldest — and once the longest — road in North America, running from Mexico City to Santa Fe. It contains three historic churches, which uniquely blend Mexican, Spanish, and Native American culture into centuries of spiritual and historic traditions along the Rio Grande River. The stretch is known as the El Paso Miss...
Tags: Travel, England, Texas, Mexico, Spain, United States, Mexico City, New Mexico, North America, Santa Fe, All, Southwest, Billy, El Paso, Sofia, Rio Grande River

10 Dream Holiday Destinations For Couples

Exploring new and exciting places with the person you love provides the greatest life experiences that you could ever ask for. However, while the right companion is the most important factor, there is no doubt that the choice of destination can have a telling impact too. No two couples are the same, so finding a destination that satisfies your personal requirements is key. Here are 10 perfect destinations catered to different personalities, tastes and budgets. 1| London, England London is one o...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Usa, London, Mexico, Thailand, Paris, Amsterdam, Iceland, Travel Tips, Maldives, Hyde Park, Sri Lanka, Orlando, Everglades, Rotterdam

A Guide to Luxury Rooms With a View in Puerto Vallarta

There are plenty of beach resort areas in Mexico where you can take a vacation, but many of them are primarily purpose-built long resort strips without a whole lot else to offer. The city of Puerto Vallarta, however, is a different story. You have the chance to stay in a thriving city filled with culture, great restaurants, and an art-filled malecón walkway along Banderas Bay. It has great air connections with the USA and Canada too, so it's easy to get to for even a holiday weekend trip. You ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Mexico, Canada, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Beaches, Mexico Hotels, Awesome View, Travel Life, Puerto Vallarta, Top Hotels, Luxury Beach Resorts, Mexico Luxury Hotels, Burton, Jalisco

How Is My Goal To Visit Every Country Progressing?

In 2006 2007… 2009 when I decided this was to be a blog teaching others how to travel smarter I wanted to also give foXnoMad, this site, a story as well. Around that time, I set the goal to visit every country in the world, with no particular end date. It’s been a while since I’ve updated you on that particular journey of mine, so here’s the latest. How Do I Count? One of the first responses if this goal of mine comes up is: how many countries are there? Well, it depends on who you ask. The Uni...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Macedonia, United Nations, Miami, Ecuador, Seattle, Galapagos Islands, Galapagos, Site News, Quito, Trav Buddy, Montevideo Asuncion

Mexico 2018 part VI From Frida Kahlo to aspiring Banksies

Art statues street art and something totally unexpected When we started this blog the main purpose was to get a platform to publish photos. In Mexico I took a lot of pictures of interesting street art. In the previous blogs I could at th
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Frida Kahlo, Banksies

8 Awesome Things to Do in Joshua Tree National Park, California

Visiting Joshua Tree National Park is special. In the 1930s desert lover and community activist, Minerva Hoyt recognized the human threats of the nearby ecosystem and persuaded President Franklin D. Roosevelt to proclaim Joshua Tree a National Monument in 1936. It was renamed the Joshua Tree National Park in 1994 and now protects 792,510 acres – mostly wilderness – where the Mojave and Colorado Deserts converge. Thanks to Minerva, we have this national treasure where we can disconnect from the ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, California, Mexico, La, Los Angeles, National Parks, San Diego, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Tripadvisor, North America, Grand Canyon, National Park, Palm Springs, Destinations

Cinco de Mayo celebrations Mexico

For better or worse (usually worse), Americans are known for celebrating holidays of every kind with themed drinking. Oftentimes, the true purpose of the celebration, or an understanding of why it’s a holiday in the first place, is neglected. One of those holidays is Cinco de Mayo, also insensitively referred to as Cinco de Drinko. For the unaware, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s astonishing triumph over the better-equipped invading French army in the small village of Puebla on...
Tags: Travel, Google, California, Mexico, US, America, San Francisco, United States, States, Puebla, All, Corona, Puebla Mexico, Cinco de Mayo, Partida, Antonio Rodriguez

Cinco de Mayo celebration US origins

Sometime in late May or early April of 1862, the May 27 edition of the San Francisco newspaper La Voz de Mejico reached Tuolumne Country in northern California. It had traveled by steamboat to Stockton, then by stagecoach to Sonora and the rest of the county. One of the top stories was about a battle the Mexican army won against the better-equipped French in Puebla, Mexico. The headline read, “Long live Mexico!!! Long live independence! Long live the valiant Mexican soldiers! Long live the he...
Tags: Travel, California, Mexico, US, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Long, Chicago, Mexico City, Stockton, Sonora, Zaragoza, Columbia, Puebla, Veracruz

Are You Getting All the Credit Card Perks for Travelers?

Every once in a while I'll be on a tour or staying at a hotel where I can't help but hear the conversations around me. Sometimes I hear something that makes me stop what I'm doing and listen. The latest happened on a trip to Peru recently when one traveler asked, in amazement, "Why would you use a debit card to pay for an $8,000 tour? Are you out of your mind?!" The recipient of this question mumbled something about responsible spending and not going into debt, but the others at the table hit ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Mexico, Wealth, Colombia, Rewards, Hilton, Intercontinental Hotels, Marriott, Ihg, Peru, Upgrades, Amex, Central America, Latin America, Travel Industry

Why Cave Swimming & Diving in Mexico Should Be on Your Bucket List

There are some truly spectacular places to visit around the world and for lovers of exploration and excitement, Mexico has to be high on the list of ‘must-see destinations. In particular, let me tell you about cave swimming and diving in Mexico, as this is a very special experience in many ways and one that should be added onto any bucket list! Mexico – and especially the glorious Yucatan Peninsula – is home to magnificent and mysterious caves, known as ‘Cenotes’. But what are Cenotes, and what...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula, Chaac, Cenote, Yucatan Cenotes

Tequila and Coke cocktail in Mexico

Tequila, Mexico, isn’t wildly popular with American tourists, especially when compared with other world-famous spirit regions like Cognac in France or Islay in Scotland. Those who do visit the village of Tequila often visit on bus tours or on the ever-popular roundtrip tequila train operated by Jose Cuervo. Yet doing so means bypassing exploring the village of Tequila itself independently, which is a shame for people looking for a true taste of the region. Aside from large distilleries like J...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, France, Scotland, America, Mexico City, Coke, Guadalajara, Tequila, All, Margarita, La Capilla, Batangas, Tequila Mexico, Jose Cuervo, Cuba Libre

Best Mexican food in Yucatan

When it comes to Mexican food, we all have a general understanding of the basics like tacos, burritos, and loaded plates of cheesy nachos. But one of Mexico’s most underrated cuisines, and one that you should get to know first hand, is that of the Yucatán Peninsula. Inspired by ingredients and cooking techniques used by the ancient Mayans, as well as those brought over by Spanish conquistadors, Dutch merchants, and Lebanese immigrants, this beautiful part of Mexico serves up fusion flavors fo...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Mediterranean, Seville, Yucatan Peninsula, All, Nutella, Mexican Food, Yucatan, Merida, Cochinita, Playa del Carmen Shutterstock Cochinita, Regina Osorio Shutterstock, Carmen Shutterstock Said, Yucatecans

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