Category: North America

15 Tips for Living in Seattle

This post was written by Seattle expert Andrew Wandola. It is part of a larger moving away series, where local experts are giving top tips on how to move to a new city or country. You can see all of these blog posts here. If you are planning to move…

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The Best Outer Banks Campsites

Outer Banks are barrier islands on the edge of North Carolina. They are beautiful spots to visit, and you can camp there too!  When you’re staying in the Outer Banks, be sure to explore the shops, as well as the scenery. There are so many natural appeals to this part…

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Where to Stay in Mexico City: Mexico City Neighbourhoods Guide

When I was 15, my father moved to Mexico City, having been transferred there for work. I spent the remainder of my teenage years living half in the UK, half in Mexico (ok, it was more like 3/4 in the UK, 1/4 in Mexico, but that doesn’t sound as good),…

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I was repatriated from Mexico because of COVID-19

Last time I wrote on here, I was in Mexico, planning to self-isolate for a while, then once it all blew over, head out and see some more of this beautiful country. Just over a week ago, this was still my thinking.  Now, I’m sitting on a sofa in my…

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Why I Keep Coming Back to Mexico

A few weeks ago, I arrived back in Mexico for the 16th time. I’ve been to this country more times than any other – even France, which I can reach by car and train from where I’m from in just over 2 hours.  The first 12 trips to Mexico weren’t…

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Your Guide to the Best Beaches in Oaxaca, Mexico

Everyone knows about the beaches of the Yucutan Peninsula of Mexico: like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum. But did you know that there are some amazing beaches in Oaxaca state that are just as beautiful, have a similar climate and some of which are a lot less visited by…

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Where to Stay in Puerto Escondido: Awesome Accommodation Guide

Puerto Escondido is one of Oaxaca state’s most popular destinations. While it’s certainly not the most famous beach getaway in Mexico (spots on the Yucatan peninsula and Baja California tend to take that crown), it’s well worth some of your time spent travelling the country. In Puerto, the surf’s up…

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Everything You Need to Know About Hiking in Oaxaca

When you arrive in Oaxaca City in Southwestern Mexico, one of the first things you’ll notice is… mountains. Mountains everywhere. It’s pretty awesome, having a mountain looming over you constantly, and really gives the beautiful colonial city centre its character. But for a lot of us, just looking at the…

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Mexico Bucket List: 52 Amazing Things to do in Mexico

I’m yet to meet a traveller to Mexico who doesn’t like it. It’s an incredible country, absolutely packed with an enthralling and encapsulating culture. But it’s not just the culture that draws tourists into Mexico: it has amazing nature, delicious food and plenty of parties. Seriously, there are so many…

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Where To Stay in Oaxaca: Oaxaca Neighbourhood Guide

Oaxaca is a wonderful place. With cobbled streets lined by multi-coloured buildings and flanked by beautiful mountains, it’s hard to imagine a city more scenic. Everything about it is so authentic; it’s somewhere that, although it sees its fair share of international visitors, thankfully hasn’t bowed to mass tourism. Everyone…

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