Top 10 Things to Do, Eat & See in Bohemian Valladolid, Yucatán: a 2021 Travel Guide

From Spanish colonial charm to ancient Mayan ruins to otherworldly cenotes, we present our Lama List of the best things to do in magical Valladolid, Mexico!

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Best Things to Do in Río Lagartos, Mexico: a Hidden Yucatán Gem

Our top picks of what to do, where to eat and where to stay right now in the picturesque paradise of Río Lagartos, from a sunrise boat tour of the reserve to the BEST coconut shrimp to everything you need to know about visiting those Insta-famous pink lakes.

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Where to Eat, Sleep and Play in Puerto Morelos, the Mexican Caribbean’s Best Kept Secret: a 2021 Travel Guide

Your ultimate guide to where to eat, sleep and play in Puerto Morelos, from the best beach clubs and boutique hotels to delicious seafood-with-a-view, sailing and snorkel excursions to extreme adventures (not exaggerating here!) in the jungle.

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Cozumel Travel Guide: Your Perfect Day Trip in 2021

Located in the sparkling Caribbean Sea about 19 kilometers (12 miles) from the mainland of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, the island of Cozumel beckons with sparkling turquoise waters, fascinating Mayan ruins set in the jungle, hotels & beach clubs in abundance, and the world’s second largest barrier reef system waiting to be explored by snorkelers and divers alike.

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Your Ultimate Travel Guide to Beautiful Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Isla Mujeres: a literal slice of paradise tucked into the sparkling waters of the Mexican Caribbean. This tiny island gem stretches just 4.3 miles (7 kilometers) long and barely 1/2 mile (650 meters) wide, filled with swaying palm trees, white sand beaches, laid back island vibes and stunning coastal views.

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We Stayed at a Mexico Resort During Covid (Feb ’21), and This is What it Was Like.

Following our recent roundup of resorts in Mexico’s Riviera Maya offering free Covid testing and, in the event you test positive, low to no-cost quarantine accommodations, we decided to check one out for ourselves. And what better way than checking in to The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun? A sprawling beachfront retreat located just 45…

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These Resorts in Mexico’s Riviera Maya Are Offering Free Covid Testing AND Quarantine Accommodations

The best resorts in Mexico’s Riviera Maya offering free, pre-departure Covid testing to guests AND in the event you test positive, low to no-cost quarantine accommodations.

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Your Ultimate Travel Guide to Magical Oaxaca City, Mexico 2021

Your ultimate guide to the best things to do, eat and see in Oaxaca City right now (2021), covering everything from restaurants to street food, mercados to mezcal bars, historic sights to archaeological sites and the best hotels for post-exploration R&R.

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Everything You Need to Know About Visiting (& Mastering!) the Famed Grilled Meat Hall at Oaxaca’s Mercado 20 de Noviembre

Your step-by-step guide on how to master Oaxaca’s famed Pasillo de Carnes Asadas (Grilled Meat Hall) like a pro.

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This Young Chef is Changing the Game in Oaxaca’s Fine Dining Food Scene

On the outskirts of Oaxaca Centro sits an unassuming, five-table restaurant effectively changing the game on fine dining cuisine in the magical capital of Mexico’s Oaxaca State. More impressive than the inventive, five-course tasting menu offered nightly for just $350.00 pesos…

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Oaxaca City 2021

Mexico or Morocco? If the above photo is any indication, the boutique hotel scene in vibrant Oaxaca City is growing more and more intriguing by the day. Whether you want to be transported to the city’s historic roots, surrounded by minimalist architecture or fascinated by a blend of past, present and cultures alike, these beautiful boutique hotels are offering it all – not to mention a serious dose of rest & relaxation for your stay in the cultural (and literal) capital of Mexico’s Oaxaca state.

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Your Master Guide to Tulum’s Best Beach Clubs in 2021

Everything you need to know about visiting Tulum’s best beach clubs in 2021, from entry policies and minimums to parking and pool access, wifi to cuisine, happy hours and more!

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How to Visit Mexico’s Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve On Your Own

If you’re headed to Mexico’s Riviera Maya, you would be remiss not to add a day trip (or longer!) to the sparkling coastline’s hidden gem located just south of Tulum: the UNESCO-protected Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.

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How to Visit The Tulum Ruins at Sunrise – And Have Them All to Yourself!

There are few things one can do in Tulum these days without crowds, namely visiting the chic beach town’s famed Mayan Ruins. Perched dramatically on a cliff with sweeping views of the ocean below, it’s no surprise this historic site draws tourists in droves. But did you know there’s a way you can visit these incredible ruins and have them nearly – if not completely – to yourself?

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How to Visit Kaan Luum Lagoon: Tulum’s Hidden Oasis

There are plenty of places to find paradise in Tulum, the chic beach destination located on the southern end of Mexico’s Riviera Maya. But how about an off-the-beaten-path paradise with little to no crowds? Magical Kaan Luum Lagoon awaits.

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Your Ultimate Travel Guide to Mérida, Yucatán, the “Best Small City in the World” According to Condé Nast Traveler

Everything you need to know about this vibrant city tucked into the Yucatán jungle.

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Mérida Bound: See Our Cover Story in WestJet Magazine’s Feb 2020 Issue!

We have very exciting news to share! Back in the fall Alberto & I were hired by WestJet Magazine (the in-flight magazine of WestJet, one of Canada’s top airlines) to photograph the cover story of their upcoming February 2020 issue. The location? Mérida, the cultural & literal capital of Yucatán state that just happens to…

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Catskills Travel Guide: A Wintry Weekend Escape From NYC

Right in the backyard of New York City, the stunning natural beauty of the Catskills – secluded yet vast at the same time – truly makes it the perfect weekend escape. Whether you want to simply power down, relax and recharge or embark on a series of adrenaline-infused experiences (or a combination of both), this…

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Off The Beaten Path in Jamaica: Treasure Beach

If you’re looking for an island escape where you can truly get away from it all, look no further than Jamaica’s sleepy, undeveloped southwest coast. Here, miles away from the nearest all-inclusive, lies a quiet gem of a fishing village called Treasure Beach. This under-the-radar strip of sand is a winding 2 1/2 hour drive…

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5 Places to Find Tropical, Turquoise Water Beaches – Without Leaving the United States

Riding out the (hopefully) waning days of winter here in New York, we can’t help but daydream about thoughts of white sand beaches, turquoise waters and slow, breathtaking sunsets to distract us from the current cold freezing temps. Luckily, with the wealth of easily accessible locales boasting said wish list right here in the continental United States,…

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