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.”
You know what really kills relaxation mode for me? Traveling to a destination and realizing I forgot something crucial. This is why I always make a travel list. Or 7. It's so simple there's no reason NOT to do it.
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.