Category Archives: Oaxaca

Guest Comment on Oaxaca Trip from Last Week

Wow where do I start. My wife and I worked with Dave to come up with a wonderful trip to Mexico City to see the Monarch Butterflies and travel our way around through Puebla and Oaxaca. We finished the trip at a lovely small village named San Augustinillo on the Pacific coast. We enjoyed the […]

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Monarch Butterfly Video

Cindy and Kirby Pringle are monarch activists who have produced several great videos on various monarch topics. This one is  from their Dogtown Artworks site is one that they produced on some prairie they are restoring at their home in Tuscola, Illinois. Our Monarch butterfly trips  to Mexico will get you to the actual sites […]

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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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Oaxaca Day of the Dead Tour

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Experience the history, food, warmth and culture of Oaxaca this October/November….only 6 spots left! Yellow mole from local cafes is just one of the delicious Oaxaca food experiences. This small group trip (maximum 12 people) will be filled with options for local Oaxaca food, history, and culture experiences including: Local Day of the Dead festivals Oaxaca cooking made real […]

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Its Better to Travel in Groups!

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I am a bit of a loner myself but I know the value of being in a group for travel–certain types of groups. The traditional forty people on a bus with the bullhorn toting cute guide is not my deal- never. But to be with some other curious relaxed travelers in a small group (like […]

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Oaxaca for Day of the Dead, 2014

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Oaxaca is always a cool place to relax and soak in history and culture. This October/November we will travel there to take in the Day of the Dead. Here is the itinerary: Oaxaca Day of the Dead October   29- November 5, 2014 From   Authentic Mexico Travel Date Overnight City Hotel Included Meals Activities […]

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Daft Punk and Mexican Mix

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We travel all over Mexico with small groups –to the less travelled places. Always a highlight is the rhythmic music that fills the plazas and clubs. It comes in all shapes and venues. From the nostalgic damzon to the fiery current Cuban. From the humid plaza in Tuxtla, Chiapas to the energetic bars of Mexico […]

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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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Spanish English book for Mexico

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People often ask me for a good Spanish English book for travel in Mexico. I never hesitate in my answer–here you go. Lonely Planet has done an excellent job with these little pocket sized paper backs and this one really gets it done. The handy thing is that it works so well for Mexico–not just […]

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