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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
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I Want to Move Abroad. Where Do I Start?

“When I do research about moving abroad, I get overwhelmed by all the information. Where do I start?” I used to get variations on this question every month when I wrote about international living on my blog and started reporting from
Mexico City cheapest city vacation destination in North America

The Best City Vacation Deal in North America

  Some travelers seek out beaches or mountains on vacation, but other travelers are definitely city people. If you’re one of those, have you visited the best urban value in North America? That would be…Mexico City. I’ve been there five times
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
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Getting a Cheap Haircut in a Foreign Country

“I make it a policy to not get my hair cut until I can do it for a dollar or less.” That’s what one American traveler told me in 1993 when I was early along in my first backpacking trip around