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"Describe Your Mustache" And Other Strange Visa Questions

Dr Aek Muldoon, Flickr Anyone who has done a lot of travel understands that travel-related bureaucracy falls into its own special category of weird and unusual. The bizarre questions you get asked on customs forms or during the immigration process can leave you scratching...

10 Things You Wouldn't Expect From An All-Inclusive Resort

10 Things You Wouldn't Expect From An All-Inclusive Resort I've never considered myself an "all-inclusive resort" type of person. Sprawling grounds filled with "vacation activities" always seemed disingenuous to me and from the snippets of reviews I had heard or read online, they seemed filled with buffets of terrible food and...

Guess Who Has The Most Intimidating Border Control Officials?

Guess Who Has The Most Intimidating Border Control Officials? Flickr, US Army Do you ever feel nervous going through border control in a new country? How about when you return home? A study by IXP visas polled 1,000 travelers who had been to at least ten foreign countries; over 60% said they felt intimidated by border officials at some...

No Longer Deadly, Mazatlan Returns To Cruise Itineraries

No Longer Deadly, Mazatlan Returns To Cruise Itineraries Photo - Chris Owen Cruise lines have stayed away from Mazatlan, Mexico for several years, largely due to concerns the cruise experience might include a visit from a dangerous drug lord. With crime rates down in Mexico, west coast cruise ship itineraries are now retuning to...

Marietas Islands: The Mexican Government's Bomb Testing Created This Unreal Hidden Beach

The Marietas Islands (Islas Marietas) are located off of the coast of the state of Nayarit on Mexico's west coast, just above Puerto Vallarta. The islands are uninhabited and flush with marine life since hunting and fishing is forbidden on the islands. While staying at...

'Diana, Huntress of Bus Drivers' Takes Vengeance In Ciudad Juarez

We've been hearing about crime near the Mexican border for years now, but one of the most recent spates of crime is a bit different from the rest. A blonde woman who wears all black has allegedly been killing bus drivers who have sexually assaulted female passengers....

The Love Boat Makes Final Voyage

The Love Boat Makes Final Voyage StefanoF, Flickr The iconic MS Pacific, better known as "The Love Boat," has made her final voyage. Purchased for 2.5 million euro by a Turkish ship recycling company and taken to a scrapyard on the Aegean Sea coast of Turkey, the cruise ship will be stripped for metal...

Five Things To Bring On A Long-Distance Bus Trip In A Developing Nation

Five Things To Bring On A Long-Distance Bus Trip In A Developing Nation David Dennis, Flickr It may be a cliche, but it's true: if you want to get off the beaten path when you travel, at some point you're going to have to take a long-distance bus ride. Even if you're not a backpacker, some destinations are accessible only by the most...

5 Reasons Why Living In An Airport Might Be Kinda Nice

5 Reasons Why Living In An Airport Might Be Kinda Nice mutantmonkey, Flickr Taking cues from Tom Hanks' role in "The Terminal," a 45-year-old woman has been living inside Mexico's Cancún International Airport (pictured) for the past week. While we can think of a few reasons this would not be a good idea -- no comfortable...

Mexican Park Offers Fake Border Crossing Attraction

Mexican Park Offers Fake Border Crossing Attraction From sewer tours in France to "ghetto tours" in New York, there's no shortage of strange excursions out there. An amusement park in Mexico, however, may have the most unusual outing yet: Parque EcoAlberto is bringing in tourist dollars - and teaching Mexican youth a...

Archaeologists Discover Lost Mayan City In Jungles Of Mexico

Archaeologists Discover Lost Mayan City In Jungles Of Mexico INAH Reuters Hot on the heels of the news of a lost city being discovered in Cambodia comes word that another ancient city has been unearthed, this time in the Yucatan region of Mexico. A few days back, a team of archaeologists announced that they had located a large site...

Meet Pat Farmer, The Aussie Who Ran 20,919 Kilometers From Pole To Pole

Meet Pat Farmer, The Aussie Who Ran 20,919 Kilometers From Pole To Pole Just weeks before Pat Farmer was scheduled to depart for a 20,919-kilometer run from the North to the South Pole, his major sponsor pulled out and he was faced with a choice: give up his dream to be the first man to run Pole-to-Pole or sell everything he owned to finance the...

Learn Spanish With Lonely Planet's Fluent Road

Learn Spanish With Lonely Planet's Fluent Road Courtesy of FluentRoad.com Traveling to Spain or Latin America this summer and want to say more than "Donde esta el bano?" (though, that's an important one to know)? Lonely Planet has just launched a new online foreign language program, Fluent Road, partnering with Spanish...

Archaeologists Discover Nearly 5000 Cave Paintings In Mexico

Archaeologists Discover Nearly 5000 Cave Paintings In Mexico Mexican National Institute of Anthropology Archaeologists have made a startling discovery in a remote region of Mexico that could have an impact on what we've previously known about early inhabitants in North America. While exploring numerous sites in the northeastern region...

Video Of The Day: Modern Day 'The Motorcycle Diaries'

Before beginning his doctorate in biomedical sciences, "Alex the Adventure Biker" took a break to realize his lifelong dream: to ride a motorcycle through the Americas. Over the course of nearly a year and a half, he rode his bike through 22 countries as he made his way...

Souvenir Of The Week: Bolsas De Mandados From Mexico

Souvenir Of The Week: Bolsas De Mandados From Mexico Bolsas de mandados translates to "errand bags," and they were fixtures at Mexican markets long before the BYO grocery-bag trend arrived on this side of the border. You see styles all over Mexico (and online), especially multicolored mesh bags, some with the image of the...

Video: Wingsuit Through A Waterfall

Think of your aspirations and goals in life. Do they involve jumping off very high things and generally "running amok"? If so, Chris "Douggs" McDougall is living your dream, the lucky bastard. But if that's not your thing, you still have to hand it to the jovial veteran...

Riviera Maya: An Accidental Honeymoon

Riviera Maya: An Accidental Honeymoon I was in Mexico last December, just before the 21st of the month. The date would come and go without catastrophe, of course, but the fringe theories had brought Maya culture to the forefront of the media and I took the opportunity to learn a bit about the ancient and...

Vagabond Tales: Fear And Loathing In San Felipe

Vagabond Tales: Fear And Loathing In San Felipe The strip clubs in San Felipe, Mexico, aren't open on Tuesdays. For most travelers to Baja, this isn't overly concerning. After all, with all of the surfing, fishing, diving and fish taco eating that can easily consumer your entire day, the fact that strip clubs are...

Seven Dead In Mexican Resort Town Of Cancun

Seven Dead In Mexican Resort Town Of Cancun News of Mexico rebounding from a string of drug-related violence still looks bleak; on Sunday, six people were strangled and one was decapitated in the southern Mexican tourist resort of Cancun. Police found the bodies of the five men and two women in a shack in the...

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