Chichen Itza Tips: Everything I wish I knew before Visiting Chichen Itza

El Castillo Great Pyramid at Chichen Itza - Chichen Itza Tips

Chichén Itzá was named as one of the new seven wonders of the world and is one of the most popular destinations in the whole of Mexico.  El Castillo pyramid at Chichen Itza is the most famous Mayan pyramid and one that you will no doubt have seen in photographs when doing research for your […]

Adventure & Mayan Culture on a Cancun Eco-Tour Excursion

It’s been a while since I was in Mexico, and I miss the food, culture and warmth of the people.  When Melanie and Marla from Grans on the Go got in touch with me about their trip to Mexico, I was excited to read what they got up to on an Ecotour excursion from Cancun.  […]

Chichen Itza vs Tulum Mayan Ruins in Mexico

Tulum-Vs-Chichen-Itza

The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is full of incredible Mayan ruins.  This was the centre of the Maya empire, which stretched all over the Peninsula, and into what is now Belize and northern Guatemala.  Each of the Mayan ruins in Mexico has something special about it, and as no two are alike I would highly […]

Backpacking Tulum: What to Do in Tulum on a Budget

Tulum Mexico Guide - Ruins at Tulum

If you’re visiting Tulum on a budget I’ve put together this backpacking Tulum guide to help you get to know the town and its magnificent beaches, and some awesome ideas for what to do in Tulum if you’re on a backpacker’s budget! Why Visit Tulum? Tulum is a jewel in the crown of Mexico’s Caribbean […]

Night Diving with Crocodiles in Tulum Mexico

Night Diving with Crocodiles in Tulum Mexico

I have recently learned to dive, getting my PADI openwater scuba diving certificate in Utila, Honduras last year.  When I went to Tulum in Mexico, I was keen to practise my new-found skills, so contacted Koox Diving to see if I could go cenote diving with them in Tulum.  One of the owners, Jesus, offered […]

Cenote Diving in Tulum Mexico with Koox Diving

Cenote Diving in Tulum Mexico

After learning to dive in Utila Honduras, I was keen to test out my PADI diving certification in Mexico.  The last time I was backpacking in Tulum, I went snorkelling in some cenotes near Tulum, and saw some people diving in the cenotes there, so I thought this would be the perfect way to dive […]

The Mermaid Hostel Beach, Cancun Mexico: A Review

Mermaid Beach Hostel Cancun - The Beach at Isla Mujeres

I was only planning to stay in Cancun a couple of days.  Luxury resorts and all inclusive hotels in Cancun where you stay by the pool all day didn’t appeal to me, if I am going to be in Mexico, I like to feel like I’m in Mexico, not just a hotel.  So, when I […]

Are the Pink Lakes in Mexico Worth Visiting?

Gorgeous pink lakes and reflections at las Coloradas - near Rio Legartos Mexico

The pink lakes in Mexico were on my bucket list for a while, after seeing Instagram photos of the bright pink water and gorgeous blue sky, with a girl floating on an inflatable pink flamingo.  I wanted to be on that flamingo, and take a dip in the unearthly pink water.  So, when I realised […]

The Best Things to Do in Mexico City

Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico City - Backpacking in Mexico Backpackers Guide

Mexico City is a behemoth.  Around 22 million people live here, and it has a reputation for being dirty, dangerous and choked with traffic. Unfortunately, earthquakes in Mexico City have been known to occur too, with a serious one hitting in September 2017.  However, I didn’t find CDMX any more dangerous than any other big […]