Top 7 Things to Do on Mexico’s Riviera Maya

Subterranean treasure: Cenote Ik Kil near Chichen Itza
Subterranean treasure: Cenote Ik Kil near Chichen Itza


Exploring the Ancient History and Natural Wonders of the Yucatan Peninsula

by Sylvie Greil


Snorkeling with enormous turtles in warm, turquoise waters; scaling ancient jungle pyramids; exploring phantasmagorical sinkholes amid stalactites and stalagmites… the “Riviera Maya” feels a million worlds away. Continue reading “Top 7 Things to Do on Mexico’s Riviera Maya” »

Farm-to-Tequila: A Visit to Casa Herradura

Herradura's Collecion de la Casa, Reserva 2013, Cognac Cask Finish Reposado

 


There is some dispute as to who first said, “No one should see how laws or sausages are made.” But there’s no dispute that seeing how Tequila is made is a fascinating experience.


Vodka can be distilled from potatoes, wheat, grapes or other substances. But Tequila is only made from blue agave, one of the 200 known types of agave.  On a trip to Amatitán, Jalisco, Mexico, we got to visit the Herradura estate where blue agave is grown, harvested and transformed into Mexico’s finest export. 

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Cal Jet Air Offers Non-Stop Flights to Mazatlán – Travel Special

Cal Jet Air debuts direct flights to Mazatlan with carrier XTRA Airways
Cal Jet Air debuts direct flights to Mazatlan with carrier XTRA Airways


There’s no better time than now to visit one of the hottest wintertime destinations south of the Mexican border. For the first time in years, an American airline is offering convenient and affordable non-stop flights to Mazatlán from five different U.S. locations: Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Oakland and San Antonio.

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Maya Museum in Cancun Exhibits Centuries-Old Artifacts – Travel News

Maya Museum in Cancun (courtesy of Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau)
Maya Museum in Cancun (courtesy of Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau)


While some believe that the end of the Mayan calendar also indicates the end of the world come December 21, the city of Cancun has a different idea. And to prove it, a museum dedicated to Mayan culture has just swung open its doors on the Yucatan Peninsula.

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The ROYAL Mayan Ultimate SPA Ritual, Mexico – Travel Special

The spa at THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen
The spa at THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen

Rejuvenate in Mayan Style at THE ROYALS Cancun and Playa del Carmen Resorts


You may have heard that the Mayans predicted the world will end this December 21. But other interpretations of the Mayan calendar mark that date as a time of positive physical and spiritual renewal for both the earth and its inhabitants. Celebrating this belief, THE ROYALS resorts in Cancun and Playa del Carmen are offering The ROYAL Mayan Ultimate SPA Ritual.

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