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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
Chefchaouen houses Morocco

People and Places: Travel Stories From Morocco, Guatemala, Uruguay, and the Florida Keys

It’s time to dig a little deeper with Perceptive Travel, home to the best traveling stories on the web, all from wandering book authors. This month’s issue has three from returning writers, one from me, and some book reviews. Zora O’Neill,
Pueblo Magico Cuetzalan in Mexico, north of Puebla City

11 of the Best Magic Towns in Mexico (Pueblos Magicos)

Mexico launched its Pueblos Mágicos (Magical Towns) program back in 2001 to recognize special places that “offer visitors a ‘magical’ experience—by reason of their natural beauty, cultural riches, or historical relevance.” Ten destinations were in the original round, including some of
village on the Uyuni Salt Flat of Bolivia

It’s Not Hard to Escape the Travel Crowds

It’s nothing new to read articles complaining how overrun some places have become (like Ankor Wat and Machu Picchu, for instance). In this age of overtourism, where whole cities like Amsterdam and Venice are getting fed up, travelers often then make