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
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
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
“Yes, we’re very excited,” said the woman holding onto the cart with four large suitcases. “This is our first real vacation in four years.” Apparently they needed a lot more clothing than me for their trip to Los Cabos, a place
A new month, a new issue of Perceptive Travel, home to the best travel stories from wandering book authors. As always, we try to dig a little deeper, travel a little wider, and write a little longer about in-depth traveler experiences.