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Top 5 Archaeological Ruins Between Mexico City and Playa del Carmen

Top 5 Archaeological Ruins Between Mexico City and Playa del Carmen

July 1, 2013, 1 Comment

The route from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen in the Ancient Civilizations tour offers five incredible opportunities to explore Mexico’s rich and varied history. All five of the ruins in this article are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and all but Chichen Itza allow visitors to climb up at least some of the temples. »

Visual Adventure: Oaxaca, Mexico

Visual Adventure: Oaxaca, Mexico

June 25, 2013, 1 Comment

Oaxaca’s historic city center is a photographer’s dream. Colorfully painted Spanish colonial buildings and churches line the narrow stone streets. Like Mexico City and Puebla, it’s compact enough to walk, yet it can take days to fully appreciate all the details and nuances. One need only pick a direction, and wander, eyes wide open, »

48 Hours in…Mexico City

48 Hours in…Mexico City

May 20, 2013, 12 Comments

Mexico City, is in a word, immense. At an elevation of 2,240 meters, covering over 1,400 square kilometers, and boasting a population of 21 million, the numbers alone are enough to intimidate new arrivals. Underestimating all the interesting things to see and do, I had given myself just two days to explore the city »

Experiencing a Unique Mexico Travel Adventure

Experiencing a Unique Mexico Travel Adventure

September 19, 2012, No Comments

Mexico is oft associated with spring-breaking teenagers and escapees of cruise ships that pour into port cities like Cancun. However, the Mexico that I know is so different, a place where stereotypes do not have a lasting foothold. A favorite area of mine is the peninsula that juts out into the turquoise waters of »

Mexico Love: Chichen Itza

Mexico Love: Chichen Itza

March 20, 2012, 1 Comment

I woke up at my hostel in Playa del Carmen at 7am, grabbed my bags and ran down to the ADO terminal to catch my 8am bus to the famous Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. The drive took a total of around 3 1/2 hours as we drove south to Tullum and Coba to »

Create Your Own Visual Adventure

Create Your Own Visual Adventure

October 16, 2014, No Comments

If you enjoy reading the Looptail, you’re likely familiar with a common style of post we call a Visual Adventure. Photographer Peter West Carey offers some top tips for creating your own beautiful and compelling Visual Adventure »

Top 5 Adventure Destinations for Kids

Top 5 Adventure Destinations for Kids

August 27, 2014, 1 Comment

Parents, rejoice! Here's a handy list of five of the world's best adventure-travel destinations to visit with the kids »

5 Ways eReaders Can Enhance Your Travel Experience

5 Ways eReaders Can Enhance Your Travel Experience

July 29, 2014, No Comments

While tactile books have a special place in the hearts of many, the introduction of the eReader has brought convenience, opportunity and selection. Here are five ways eReaders are improving the experience for the book-loving traveller »

The Solo Travel Movement: Why More and More Travellers Are Hitting the Road… Alone

The Solo Travel Movement: Why More and More Travellers Are Hitting the Road… Alone

July 21, 2014, No Comments

Thinking of travelling solo? You’re not alone. If you've got a passion for travel and an itch to hit the road (or the beach, if that's your thing), take off on a solo adventure and see the world from a whole new perspective »

Read all about it: Travel reading lists from Kobo and G Adventures

Read all about it: Travel reading lists from Kobo and G Adventures

July 16, 2014, 3 Comments

Travelling is a lot like reading, and at G Adventures, we’re big fans of both! We’ve partnered up with the fine folks at Kobo to bring you a new destination-based reading list each month. Head on over to our page and see what’s up »