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What Not to Wear in Mexico

Some tourists seem perversely determined to brand themselves as such, as if disappearing within a crowd were akin to losing their identities.


A Peaceful Retreat near San Miguel

A refuge from urban life, this one-story home is simultaneously solid, open and serene


Retiring in Mexico

Living in Mexico brings me back to a simpler lifestyle --- more like when I was young. People are not afraid of each other and will always help you.


Ask the Guru where to retire.

You will be amazed at the results!


Water World in Chiapas

If you look at a map of Chiapas, you'll notice that north and east of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the state capital, there is a vast area with few cities marked but lots of squiggly blue lines.


Best Surf Spots in Mexico

Crank up the Marley, cruise to the beach. Puerto is just right for chillin' at a no-frills tourist town that refused to go 'resort.'


Mexican Tiles

While designing and constructing your Mexican dream house, you will encounter different words for tiles. Pisos are floor tiles, azulejos are generally used on walls or in the bath or kitchen, and tejas are roof tiles.


Copper Canyon Train

The most popular way to visit the Copper Canyon, indeed the only route many people consider, is aboard the Chihuahua al Pacifico. Traversing switchbacks as well as more than a hundred tunnels and bridges, the narrow-gauge train journey is great fun for people of all ages.