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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
Travel prices in Mexico are cheap in the interior

How Cheap is Mexico – Really?

Way back in 2005 I wrote a post about how Mexico wasn’t a featured country in my book The World’s Cheapest Destinations, but it was still quite a bargain. Now 12 years later, that post has still been getting traffic every
mask museum in Zacatecas Mexico

Amazing Mexican Mask Museum in Zacatecas

Want to see 3,000 Mexican masks in one place? Head to the Museo Rafael Coronel in Zacatecas. I first arrived in this part of Mexico while on assignment to review some hotels in Aguascalientes and Zacatecas. The former has a great