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Mexican Short-Term Rental Startup Casai Raises $48 Million Led by Andreessen Horowitz

An apartment in Mexico City available for rent via the travel startup Casai. Casai Skift Take: Venture capitalists rarely bet on Mexico’s travel startups. But Casai’s 80 percent average occupancy rates in August and September must’ve helped it woo top-tier investor Andreessen Horowitz. — Sean O’Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift

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US travel to Mexico during COVID-19

Traveling in the era of COVID-19 can feel more like navigating a complex puzzle designed to make you feel stupid. Each country has different rules and regulations governing international travel and tourism, to say nothing of the myriad safety protocols you must keep in mind upon arrival. For US travelers going abroad, it’s especially difficult […]

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The prettiest small towns in Mexico

Over the past decade, Mexico City has edged its way into the tourism spotlight that’s long shone on resort destinations like Puerto Vallarta and Cancún, exposing travelers to a facet of the country that extends beyond its beaches. Though we love to see the city rake in the recognition it deserves, Mexico’s coasts and capital […]

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Despegar Salvages Its Acquisition of Mexican Travel Agency Best Day

Cityscape of Buenos Aires, Argentina. JumpStory Skift Take: Despegar, Latin America’s largest online travel company, will pay much, much less than its original $136 million proposed price to buy Mexican travel agency Best Day. Expect similar tough haggling over deal terms by travel companies across the globe. — Sean O’Neill Read the Complete Story On […]

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Despegar Buys Mexican Travel Agency Best Day for $136 Million

The staircase located at the edge of cliff at the Mayan Ruins of Tulum in Mexico. Brain & Storm / Flickr Skift Take: At a stroke, Despegar will boost its annual revenue by about 25 percent. Acquiring Best Day Travel Group, one of the largest travel agencies in Mexico, will also solidify its set of […]

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Where To Stay In Playa Del Carmen: Best Neighborhoods & Hotels

The Best Places to Stay in Playa del Carmen Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Plan your Mexico trip with my advice for the best places to stay in Playa del Carmen (hotels, budget hostels, and resorts) for each unique neighborhood around the city! Located on the Yucatan Peninsula, the Mexican city of Playa Del Carmen was […]

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The best places to surf in Mexico

With 4,500 miles of Pacific coastline, Mexico is packed with excellent surf spots — with every type of wave and very different vibes at each surf location. You can camp on the beach in Cabo or glam it up at a waterfront villa in Punta Mita. You can be far from the nearest anything in […]

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Top 15 Mayan Ruins & Archeological Sites You Should Visit In Mexico

The Best Mayan Sites in Mexico! Mexico Culture One of my favorite parts about traveling in Mexico are all the interesting ancient Mayan ruins to explore. Here are the best Mayan archeological sites that you don’t want to miss! Maya is a lifestyle; a community of settled people who have inhabited areas of Mexico and […]

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Best Things To Do In Playa Del Carmen (On The Riviera Maya)

Things to do in Playa Del Carmen Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Planning to visit Mexico soon? These are my favorite things to do in Playa del Carmen after living here for over a year. Pretty beaches, cenote swimming, Mayan ruins and more. Playa del Carmen is a fun beach town on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, part […]

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My Run-In With A Notorious Mexican Drug Cartel

My Craziest Travel Story Somewhere In Mexico… This is the story of how I accidentally wandered into an extremely remote Mexican village that was openly controlled by a ruthless drug cartel — and what happened next. No, this is not an April fools post. Posted April 2nd! The other week I was taking an Uber […]