Category Archives: Copper Canyon

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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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All Cases–All People are Special

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At the risk of sounding like the church lady, I will say that with Authentic Mexico Travel every person is special. But I and we (my Mexican guide team) mean that and all that we put into sculpting our trips to the less traveled places of Mexico is focused on making it truly special for you.   […]

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Copper Canyon Train Guide: 7 Pointers for Traveling CHEPE

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Copper Canyon Train Guide People who travel know travel and trains know this one–the great “CHEPE” of Chihuahua, Mexico. It stretches through the heart of the canyons which are more vast than our Grand Canyon. It is the only passenger train in Mexico, and is among the top seven train experiences in the world. As it […]

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Changes on the Copper Canyon Train

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For years and years–like since the 60s–CHEPE (the famous Copper Canyon train) has run its course up and down those steel rails from Chihuahua City and Los Mochis both ways every day of the year. Now that is changing. As of September 1, 2015, we are told the schedule will change. This fall the train […]

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Sightskipping #4: Get a drink

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Rick Steves Lesson I have learned so many things from Rick Steves. We see him often at travel shows and he takes and teaches an approach to travel that is like the T+L “Sightskipping” approach. Avoid the crowds, stick your nose in it. Eat with the locals, etc. One thing he does (I saw this […]

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How to start a travel blog

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Your Story- Blog It I am a traveler. I have a story to tell. You are a traveler and you have a story to tell. The journies you have taken, The ones you are planning. The trips you will head off on in the years to come. You will have experiences that will only be […]

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Sotol

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Chihauhua in a Bottle This sotol is largely unknown in the USA- and in other parts of Mexico for that matter. But in Chihuahua, and especially in the northern ranch country, this fine drink is not justy known, it is produced by many. There are several bottled/labelled varieties but most of it is produced by […]

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What Authentic Means

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We offer authentic small group travel experiences in the richest of Mexico’s interior cultural destinations.    [ə-ˈthén-tik: real or genuine: not copied: true and accurate]   Authentic Copper Canyon– More vast than our Grand Canyon, this Chihuahua wonder features the infamous CHEPE train (86      tunnels and 37 bridges), the mystical barefoot running Tarahumara, and […]

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“Lonely Planet’s best value travel destinations for 2014”–it includes Mexico!

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Top Travel Blog Lonely Planet has one of the most visited best informed travel blogs… well one of the best on the planet, I guess. They consistently do a perfect job of straying from the common commoditized locations that people tend to flock to. And they often publish top 5 or top 10 lists which […]

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Bests from our trip to Mexico

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I have had the privilege of being married to @CopperCanyonGuy (Dave Hensleigh) for 40 years.  To celebrate that fact, we have talked of taking a trip for years.  Lots of options….the world is accessible.  But we decided to spend two weeks in Mexico….one week exploring new destinations for expanding Authentic Mexico Travel trip options, and […]

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