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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Mexico City on Good Friday

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It was a lovely night tonight in Mexico City. I walked across the center on crowded streets to have a tune salad and a beer at Café Popular–delicious as I sat at the counter and people crammed this favorite local hangout. Walking back to Hampton Inn, the moon was rising over the cathedral and people […]

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Our latest Mexico City Tour

Now we offer long weekend trips to Mexico City. Your focus can be art, food, history or just seeing the sites! This one is another one of our “sightskipping”, authentic, small group trips that have made our excursions so popular with travelers. There is also the option to stay longer in Mexico City or Puebla–or […]

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Dollar and the Peso

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These last few months have been nothing but good news for US travelers going to Mexico. Mexico tours are a better deal than ever before and the reason is not only the lovely, safe and delightful Mexican interior. The peso has slipped consistently in the last 6 months and so you save about 20-25% on […]

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March Trips to see the Monarchs

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We have had several groups into the Monarch butterfly areas of México recently. When I was there last week the weather was rainy and cool and the good days to really experience the Monarch nesting areas were limited. As the weather warms and the leaving of the hoards of mariposas nears, they become more active […]

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Monarch Butterfly Numbers in Mexico

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We were in Cerro Pelon Monarch Reserve (see above picture) a few days ago and all the talk was that the numbers of Monarchs seems to be up this year. Now from the Monarch Watch site several news success are reporting the same. CBS News reported yesterday that numbers were at about one billion in […]

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Pickpockets in Mexico City

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Just as in Times Square, on Michigan Avenue, and at Fisherman’s Wharf, there are pickpockets in the crowded areas of Mexico City…and it is good to take precautions. Now I can give you a firsthand account. I got on the Mexico City Metro the other day during a moderately crowded time. I had put my […]

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2015 Butterfly Trips to Mexico

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I am just back from the monarch butterfly areas of Mexico state and Michoacán and we are set to schedule our monarch butterfly tours for early 2015. The first will start on about Feb 16 and the second will start about March 6. Both will include options to see three butterfly nesting areas and we […]

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Food Class in San Cristobal

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On our small group trips to Chiapas we stay at least 3-4 nights in San Cristobal de las Casas. The lovely Hotel Villas Casa Morada is our landing spot there–and for several reasons. The proprietor knows the food and lodging business and it shows in a number of ways that benefit our guests and make […]

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Day of the Dead just 5 days away

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We have a group headed for Oaxaca for Day of the Dead. They have been in Puebla City for two days and are going to Oaxaca City today. Here are some images I just got from them.

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Day of the Dead and Marigolds in Oaxaca

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Today we have a group in Oaxaca for Day of the Dead (next Sunday, November 2) and they are having a grand time. Patrick is our excellent guide there–curious and full of knowledge–and he sent me a couple of pics this morning of the truckloads of marigolds being unloaded for the Dia de Muertos celebrations. […]

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