Tag Archives: Travel Tuesday

Is it Safe to Travel to Mexico?

5 Mar
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Island Isla Mujeres, Mexico

I was a bit puzzled when I read a few days ago the Texas Department of Public Safety once again advises vacationers to avoid traveling to Mexico for spring break. Although no formal advisory was issued this year, officials made it clear through media outlets that “the stance has not changed” and violence is still prevalent.

As I wrote around this time last year, we can’t deny that the drug-related terror and violence doesn’t exist. It does and it is tragic. However, I can still say, with 100 percent certainty, that I still feel safe in Mexico.

Even the U.S. State Department, in its latest Mexico traveling warning, gave the green light to tourists. From Cabo to Cancun, from San Miguel de Allende and Leon to Chichen Itza, the calm of Mexican culture awaits. Indecently, this last report broke down each region in Mexico, giving travelers a zoomed-in look at potential threats state-by-state. Regardless, State says that resort destinations are safe.

I have a client that takes his company’s President’s Club to Mexico every year. Overall, the service at some of the more luxurious Mexican resorts far surpasses that of the Bahamas and Caribbean. Mexico is beautiful, affordable, accessible, hassle-free and, most of all, safe.

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Love or Hate This Signature Hors d’oeuvre?

2 Oct

Snails, cooked in garlic butter, is synonymous with which European country?  Be the first one to guess the country and I’ll send you a surprise. Are you a fan favorite of this dish?

CLUE: The citizens of this country consume more cheese than any other in the world.

REVEAL: This was an easy one! The answer is France. Congratulations to Marti, who won last week simply by guessing in the comments. The dish pictured below is escargot and I am a fan. How about you?

Escargot, shown here, originated in France

Escargot, shown here, originated in France

A Standout in Mexico

18 Sep

After a week off from Travel Tuesday photos, below is a pic showcasing one of my favorite cities in Mexico.  Guess the city and I’ll send you a gift.  It’s located in the far eastern part of the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico.  I’ll have more clues for you later this week.

Update: We got a winner! The photo below was taken in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  You might not know that San Miguel has been a beacon for foreign art students, especially former U.S. soldiers studying on the G.I. Bill after the Second World War.

The main attraction of the town is its well-preserved historic center, filled with buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries.

This and the nearby Sanctuary of Atotonilco have been declared World Heritage Sites.

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

One of this City’s Oldest Beer Halls

24 Jul

Guess the location of the Travel Tuesday photo and win!

CLUE: It’s this city’s most famous and one of the oldest “hofbrauhaus”  in the country, founded in 1589 by the Duke of Bavaria,Wilhelm V.

CLUE: On 24 February 1920, Hitler organized the first of many large publicity and propaganda events to be held at this location.

REVEAL: Hofbräuhaus am Platzl in Munich, Germany.

Hofbräuhaus am Platzl in Munich, Germany.

Hofbräuhaus am Platzl in Munich, Germany.