Category Archives: Puebla

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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Sightskipping #5: Get Up Early

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Travel + Leisure Concept This sightskipping deal comes from Travel and Leisure mag and they subtitle it “The Anti-Tourist Travel Rules”. I have found that I instinctively travel this way and it makes all the difference. It is alot of the substance of what Rick Steves preaches about travel. It is also the way we […]

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Sightskipping #3: Get a Haircut

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Travel and Leisure This idea of sightskipping came from T+L and it is so much in sync with the way we do travel that I decided to feature it- and to change it a bit. The idea they had is that there are these untouristy approaches to travel that actually connect you with the locals. […]

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Sightskipping #1

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Travel + Leisure Sightskipping T and L had a cool article last year that deeply resonated with me- and I expect it will with many of our Authentic Mexico Travel guests. The idea was this counterintuitive idea to travel that meakes all the difference in the world in truly experiencing a place. As I read […]

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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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“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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