Author Archives: Dave Hensleigh

About: Dave Hensleigh

Dave Hensleigh: Dave Hensleigh started Authentic Mexico Travel to provide curious travelers a rich dose of the less traveled places in Mexico. Dave’s passion for Mexico travel runs deep, and his enthusiasm for and knowledge of the area will enrich your experience there. Dave’s graduate work was in Biology and he has spent much of his life exploring and guiding in the Rockies and Sierras. He loves to garden and cook- especially the cuisine of the Sierra Madres. Dave has assembled a team of expert local Mexican guides and providers who will help him serve you on your journey. Groups are always kept small and this team of local guides makes for a truly personalized and informed Copper Canyon experience.
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For our traveling friends in Illinois.

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We have an open house coming up August 10 and we invite you to come. Recently we partnered with Anywhere Anytime Journeys for them to handle all of our flights, insurance, registrations and trip logistics. Brad and Eric at AAJ are experts at this sort of thing and it leaves us more free to explore Mexico and […]

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Merida Tours

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Several weeks ago, one of our guides from Chiapas was in Merida for a travel meeting. He called me from there and went onn and on about the place and urged me to consider Merida as a new location for our Authentic Mexico Travel trips. So I spent a week there–just back–and we are ready […]

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Whale Shark Trips in Baja

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We are partnering with the excellent team at Panterra to feature wildlife trips on the Sea of Cortez. These can be in conjunction with our Copper Canyon train trips or just be a trip on their own. One is coming up in February, 2017 and will feature 5 days on the Copper Canyon train and […]

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Mi Pais es Su Pais

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A mis amigos mexicanos. Disculpe –mi espanol es muy feo. Cada dia, mi pais es su pais. Claro? Y tambien mi casa es su casa. Dave and Debbie Hensleigh      

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Mexico is Safe

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People often ask me about the security situation in Mexico. Of course we are talking about a huge country which varies a great deal in this respect. The other day as I was processing through customs, I actually got asked (not in a hostile way) this question from a customs agent. In this and other […]

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How we do Mexico Travel

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Our Mexico Guides

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We are very picky with who guides for us on our small group trips to Mexico. They must of course be local, smart and enjoyable to be with. But there is more since our groups are small and our itineraries flex.

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Why I Recommend Travel Insurance

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Ok here is the deal- I don’t sell products or allow ads on my websites. On none of our five sites do I monetize by letting banners or pop ups appear. I do this because I don’t want you to be irritated. But more importantly I don’t want to get bought off –and I want […]

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We don’t do tours.

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Often you hear these pitches in the travel industry: Special travel packets 4 days for only $599 See all the sites in just 3 days Our buses leave Tucson every week Resort this and resort that You will not see that kind of promotion on this site. Neither will you see banner ads for other […]

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2017 Monarch Trips

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The monarch butterflies are migrating up across the USA right now and we are planning our trips to the monarch preserves in Mexico now. Prime time is Feb 10- March 5 and we will plan for 3-5 trips during that time. Here are the basics you need to know: Our trips are based out of […]

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