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museum of death in AguasCalientes Mexico

Mexico’s Museum of Death in Aguascalientes

In a part of central Mexico that doesn’t get many tourists, the Museum of Death is cool enough to warrant a side trip. You don’t have to spend much time in central Mexico to realize this country has a strange relationship
Salta Argentina, now a cheap place to travelagain

Argentina’s Cheap/Not Cheap Travel Light Has Turned Green Again

For the moment, it’s financial crisis time again in the land of tango, which means this is suddenly a great time to travel Argentina on the cheap. It was less than a year ago when I returned from Argentina and lamented
Spirit Airlines high baggage fees to take luggage

How to Get Around Spirit Air’s Baggage Extortion

Spirit Airlines is the airline that seems to invite everyone to hate it, partly because of doublespeak press releases that accompany every customer-unfriendly move. Here’s the one they put up at the beginning of the decade when first announcing new bag
No sidewalks for a wheelie suitcase

Why You Don’t “Backpack” With a Wheelie Suitcase

  She looked like she was about to cry as she scraped her shiny four-wheel suitcase over the broken pavement and up another set of stairs. Since there was nobody else around and I was going to have to walk past
Guelaguetza Festival in Oaxaca City Mexico

One of Mexico’s Greatest Festivals: Guelaguetza in Oaxaca

The city of Oaxaca in Mexico is a treasure known for terrific food, a gorgeous colonial center, and the best handicrafts selection. In a country like Mexico where all three are abundant, that’s really saying something. It’s the capital of a