Mexico

Eat, Play, Stay in Huatulco: 48 Hour Guide

Huatulco’s marketing problem, as a friend reminded me, is that there is no actual town called Huatulco. Nine bays, 36 beaches, small towns, and over 20 miles of coastline make up…

A Trip to Oaxaca’s Mercado de Abastos for Oaxacalifornia at Origen

Friday is a good day for the Mercado de Abastos, Oaxaca city’s wholesale market. On Fridays and Tuesdays the señoras come from different parts of Oaxaca to the market to sell…

Where to Eat on the Oaxacan Coast: Puerto Escondido to San Agustinillo

I’m pretty sure I learned the magic of eating garlic shrimp, down to the shells and heads, when I was six on our first family trip to Mexico, in Puerto Angel, which happens to…

Hotels in Mexico

I put this list together on boutique hotels in Mexico while booking another trip to Mexico and remembering how annoying it is to look through hotel reviews. Especially if you are…

Where to Eat in Tijuana: Five Places to Sample the City

From old school to brand new, street side to white table cloth, Tijuana has a crazy range of eating options. Here are a few to get started with. Tacos Franc…

Where to Drink in Tijuana: Mezcal, Cocktails and Craft Beer

Sorry lonely promoters and tequila girls hanging on the balconies of empty super nightclubs, Tijuana has moved on from the Coko Bongo days. Don’t get me wrong, this is a…

Where to Eat in Tijuana: Three Food Colectivos

I don’t blame you for the question mark in your tone when I tell you that I just got back from Tijuana. You’re thinking spring break or narco violence or…

In Between Meals on Holbox

It would be easy to spend most of your day lounging in a beach hammock on Holbox. But then you miss smobbin’ around in a golf cart to find the…

Where to Eat on Holbox, Part 2: Lunch and Dinner

Before there were ferries and before there was refrigeration, Holboxeños used to eat the eggs of wild birds, all kinds of fish, and on a special night, a manatee that could…

Where to Eat on Holbox: Mandarina Beach Club

I didn’t want to leave Mandarina, Hotel Casa Tortuga’s restaurant. I went on my last night, after my travel companion left, and sat under the palapa, on the rooftop bar with a mezcal…