Maybe it's because I live in Tucson just a stone's throw from the Mexican border, but I just love taking trips to Mexico. It's so close but it still offers an out-of-America experience, which I just adore.
And it's still easy to travel there, even with the new passport restrictions. Mexico has about 6,000 miles of coastline that includes the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf of California and the Pacific Ocean. It also has big cities, mountain ranges, jungles and deserts, as well as a host of sightseeing opps.
Isla Mujeres off the Yucatan Coast
Merida in the Yucatan
“From ancient cities to white-sand beaches, Mexico is a must.”
Every hotel, spa, cruise line and restaurant wants to classify themselves as 'luxury' for travelers these days. When I see luxury, I always do a little extra research to make sure that's really the case.
This hotel is supposedly the most luxurious hotel in the world. Five star? Pshhht. This hotel is SEVEN STARS (not according to them, but to every reviewer, rater and more). Revolving beds, gold-plated ipads, private butlers... you name it, they're got it and more than you could dream of.
We've all been there: desperately craving some kind of getaway or escape , but completely unable to afford it. My daughter, who's a sophomore in college, was recently over at my house with her friend and this came up.
Do you live in a state? Ha, of course you do! Check out the State Parks (and National, if any) in your state for a last-minute trip. The majority of state parks have inexpensive places to stay in or around them and it's usually easy to book last minute unless it's really popular like Yosemite.