Mexico

Tips and Articles in Mexico

What's the best way to get my passport renewed in a hurry? —L.M., VIA E-MAIL If you live near one of the 13 major cities where the Bureau of Consular Affairs has a passport agency, you may get lucky and land an appointment to renew your passport ...
Church bells are pealing as I enter the Plaza Grande, Mérida's main square, which is bordered by 16th-century Spanish colonial buildings and the oldest cathedral in the Americas, built with stones from a Mayan temple. Citizens exchange greetings, ...
We stood in a grove of fir trees in the El Rosario Sanctuary, all of us too mesmerized to move. Monarchs—some of them having flown 2,400 miles to this preserve in the Sierra Madre Occidental, 2½ hours west of Mexico City—dripped in clumps from ove...
When the grandparents, aunts, and cousins decide to horn in on your Mexican beach vacation, there’s no need to panic. Instead of block-booking rooms at a characterless Cancún high-rise resort or taking a chance on one of Tulum’s funkier palapa vil...
After 16 years in Chicago, Charlie Trotter is branching out with the opening of C, his new dining room at One & Only Palmilla resort in San José del Cabo. This venture coincides with the publication of Raw (Ten Speed Press), for which Trotter, a p...
Some cruise-ship day-trippers think of Cozumel as a mini Cancún, a budding Vegas off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Problem is, they're not looking beyond all the T-shirt shops and discos that face the malecón, Cozumel's whitewashed seaside p...
See our slideshow of the 10 Best New Hotels. As if the holidays weren’t filled with enough choices (Which cookie recipes to try?What to wear on New Year’s Eve?), a new crop of hotels that’s sprung up like gifts under a Christmas tree has suddenly...
From the air, the terrain of Mexico resembles a papier-mâché map, sliced down the center by the Sierra Madre Oriental and Sierra Madre Occidental—towering mountain ranges rising to higher than 18,000 feet that run parallel to the Gulf of M...
Oregon The mini-bars at Hotel Monaco stock one of Portland’s best beers: Drop Top Amber Ale ($5), made at a partially wind-powered brewery near the waterfront. Doubles from $239. Vermont Set in the countryside, Twin Farms has free snacks that c...
Travel changes everything: it supports communities, restructures economies, protects environments, and preserves our cultural heritage. In 2008, this has never been more certain. As they do every year, T+L’s Global Vision Awards celebrate the peop...
South Korea The Program The Secret of Coocoo Island (MBC, weekdays, 7:45 p.m.) What You’ll Watch Don’t worry about the language barrier. This version of Lost—midlevel employees become stranded on a mysterious island—provides comic insight into...
“You can often understand a destination better through its literature than through a guidebook,” says David Del Vecchio, a former press officer for the United Nations, who recently opened IdleWild Books, a stylish new spot in Manhattan's Flatiron ...
See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest TV Shows. A few things in our world transcend national boundaries or even language: laughter, music, pathos—and, apparently, Deal or No Deal. The suitcase-of-dough extravaganza could be the United Natio...
Inside the centuries-old church of the town San Juan Chamula, shamans kneel on pine branches and murmur pre-Columbian incantations, pour cane liquor over candles lit by villagers with a host of pleas—for health, wealth, even love—and strangle sacr...
Happy cab rides are all alike; every unhappy cab ride, however, is unhappy in its own way. In Prague I learned from expensive experience that meters can be set at different rates. The next time, I made sure the driver set the correct rate, but he...