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Daft Punk and Mexico

Daft Punk at the Grammys Last night Daft Punk “cleaned up”, never spoke a word, and indeed made France proud. Get Lucky–what a song! For me the highlight was the ensemble of Pharrel Williams, Stevie Wonder, and others cranking out that awesome Mexican Monkey rhythm. It took me back to the streets of Oaxaca, Tuxtla […]

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Chihuahua or Chiapas

                          Copper Canyon or San Cristobal? This is certainly one of my favorite places on earth–largely because I like big, spacious, wild yet simple places. Chihuahu is a bit like my roots in Kansas I guess. Whatever I like the place. The last […]

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Copper Canyon Trails

I love what these guys are doing- Mike and Cathy of Copper Canyon Trails. They do these incredible off the grid trips by foot into the hinterlands of Copper Canyon….and I highly recommend them. This quote just popped up on the internet from them: The best way to meet locals is to go slow, and […]

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Lonely Planet Mexico

I travel all over Mexico and people probably think that with my experience,  I would be self led. Now granted I do thrive on just striking out across some unknown place south of the border, and I love to just stick my nose into a market or café. And I would rather GO to a […]

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Copper Canyon Map

Current Copper Canyon Trip I have a group going into the canyons in a few days- a full trip up and down the Copper Canyon train in Mexico. They were curious about details of the route so I sent them a map. I highlighted how we come in through El Paso (they are actually flying […]

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Mata Ortiz Pottery

We often stop at Casas Grandes on the way in and or out of Copper Canyon. We do this because it saves out guests money and adds a huge experience for everyone- even people (like me) who are not crazy about pottery. It has been termed the “Miracle of Mata Ortiz” and indeed it is. […]

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Coming…Puebla, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Chiapas

Authentic Mexico Travel We are launching a new website soon and will be offering new experiences for travelers in other fascinating Mexico destinations. The plan is to use the same flex itinerary cultural approach for small groups in these areas and to offer the very best in unique options. I have been traveling this area […]

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On the street in Juarez this morning

I often stop through Juarez – not with groups but when I am on my own. I do this for several reasons. Sometimes I have business here. This is where I get my visa renewed. The office is at the Cordova/ Bridge of the Americas. Sometimes I am with Tarahumara runners and we are working […]

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How to get a visa for Mexico

Tourist Visa for Mexico It is much easier to enter Mexico from the USA than vice versa. Actually it is quite simple and it is free if you are staying for less than seven days. There is a simple form and you usually get your passport stamped. When you are on a plane, they hand […]

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Puebla Trip Sept 30-Oct 7

Puebla Tour Our new venture into the wonders of the state of Puebla (east of Mexico City 2 hours) gets rolling this fall with our maiden voyage. I have done a good amount of traveling in Puebla, researched it ruins and sites, experienced its people, and connected with some excellent and skilled local guides. Now […]

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