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Adios: Girls Bachelorette Party Getaway to Cancun

Adios: Girls Bachelorette Party Getaway to Cancun | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

“Cancun is a great get away, especially with a group of friends,” Vandy said. “There are plenty of things to do wether it is enjoying the night life or relaxing at the spa.”

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The 2012 Guide to Los Cabos Mexico part II

The 2012 Guide to Los Cabos Mexico part II | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

The activities that visitors can do in Baja range from have a relaxing day on its golf courses to practicing sportfishing off its coasts. With the Local Landscape being so diverse it is easy to see that the city of Los cabos lends its self to many culutral and sporting events throughtout the year. Here is our second instalment oft he calendar for the year in Cabo. So here is the list for 2012, please plan you Cabo Vacation accordingly :

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Keith Miller’s San Miguel de Allende: A Place To Call Home

Keith Miller’s San Miguel de Allende: A Place To Call Home | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

Canadian born painter Keith Miller came under San Miguel de Allende’s intoxicating spell early on. Hearing about San Miguel’s reputation as “an artist’s town,” he embarked on an investigative journey here in 1984. “I was very attracted to the fact that people came here to live, and to practice their art,” he said, describing his immediate affection for Mexico’s colonial jewel. But then San Miguel has had a long history of being “artist friendly.” American Stirling Dickinson adopted it in the 30s, founding an art institute, and U.S. vets were welcomed here after the Second World War to take free art classes.

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Las Caletas, home of John Huston - Puerto Vallarta Mexico

Las Caletas, home of John Huston - Puerto Vallarta Mexico | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
In the early 60's Puerto Vallarta was a small town of only two thousand inhabitants, a sleepy fisherman village which had only one road that connected it to the rest of Mexico, this primitive road was most of the time impassable ...

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Cozumel Review: One Day at Port Driving Around Cozumel

Cozumel Review: One Day at Port Driving Around Cozumel | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

I recently had the opportunity to spend an entire day at port in Cozumel. This is definitely a popular cruise location, and I had the chance to see why as I drove around the entire island and explored a few little great places along the way.

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Tepoztlán: The Climb was Worth It

Tepoztlán: The Climb was Worth It | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
This past Sunday was a lot of fun. After the New Years Eve clubbing, more than half of the group that I’m with in Cuernavaca met up at 10:30 am to get on a bus to Tepoztlán. It is about 45 minut...
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Some of the best things to do in Los Cabos San Lucas | Awake and Living

Some of the best things to do in Los Cabos San Lucas | Awake and Living | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
What a day!! I don't know if Sandra expeced a relaxing doing nothing trip to Los Cabos San Lucas but I'm having her running around with activities gallor! Morning to evening it's non stop!
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Mr. & Mrs., Los Cabos, Mexico

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See the amazing photos of this Persians couple who married in Los Cabos in Mexico, where this fabulous destination wedding was held.

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Playcar Beach Riviera Maya, Mexico

Wind, wind and more wind but it's warm,(HOT) on the beach, and even with wind a day on Playacar beach is better than a calm day in the north with freezing te...
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House in Chihuahua

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Interior Design and Contemporary Homes Magazine - HomeDSGN, your daily source for interior design ideas, home design trends, contemporary architecture and home decorating photos and pictures.
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Skydiving in Puerto Vallarta

Skydiving in Puerto Vallarta | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

“The feeling of flying is one of the oldest dreams of mankind and you can experience it in Puerto Vallarta, with a complete emotional and adrenaline overload. If you are looking for an adventure and want ...”


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The Origin of the Mexican Piñata

The Origin of the Mexican Piñata | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
The Mexican history of the Piñata is worth knowing, even if not accurately followed today.
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5C's Que Pasa » Symphony in Mazatlan

5C's Que Pasa » Symphony in Mazatlan | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
These 4 concerts came to pass at the repeated request of the people of Mazatlan who want more of these cultural type functions over the winter. There is an annual Mazatlan Cultural Festival every November/December but ...
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Make a New Friend in Cabo: Cabo Dolphins

Make a New Friend in Cabo: Cabo Dolphins | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

“A sleek, modern concrete structure (designed by award-winning Mexican architect, Enrique Norten) tucked alongside the marina in Cabo San Lucas is home to some of the area’s most popular locals—Pacific bottlenose dolphins. Cabo Dolphins (part of the Cabo Adventures family) is a world-class facility offering a range of educational programs focused on raising awareness about marine mammals. Visitors have the chance to get in the water with the resident dolphins (along with experienced trainers) and interact with these extremely intelligent creatures while learning about their biology, physiology, habits, communication techniques and environmental concerns.”

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Authentic Mexico

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Journey on an 8-day magical experience in the heart of Mexico with Experiencia Tepoztlán's Authentic Mexico Program.
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San Miguel Writer’s Conference & Literary Festival, Feb. 16-19/12

San Miguel Writer’s Conference & Literary Festival, Feb. 16-19/12 | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
7th Annual San Miguel Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival for Writers and Readers, Hotel Real de Minas, has many events open to the public...
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Merida - Are we there yet?: How To Buy a House in Merida

Merida - Are we there yet?: How To Buy a House in Merida | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

There is no question about it, a Merida house hunt is a heady experience. Some approach it methodically, renting for six months to a year (or even longer) in an attempt to be sure that they have the right city and the right neighborhood. Others come for the first time on vacation and leave with a purchase contract. We fell somewhere in the middle, deciding to buy on our first trip but looking at multiple properties over the course of nearly a full year before we settled on ours. There is no right or wrong way...you just have to do what feels comfortable for you personally.

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Casa Mexilio – Capucine - A classic colonial oasis in the heart of Merida, Yucatan

Casa Mexilio – Capucine - A classic colonial oasis in the heart of Merida, Yucatan | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

Monet’s relation with nasturtium begins in the year 1872, during the first ‘’Impressionists exhibition’’ in Nadar’s work-shop, situated ‘’boulevard… des Capucines’’ (Nasturtium’s boulevard) ! This orange corolla standing out against a light green foliage has then become one of the artist’s preferred flowers, who offered it a predominant situation in the central lane of the ‘’Clos Normand’’. In his book « Giverny along the seasons »,...

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Bird Watching in Puerto Vallarta

Bird Watching in Puerto Vallarta | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful place that not only offers an immensity of species within its waters, in its thick jungles...

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Monte Alban: Closer to the Gods | Oaxaca Cultural Navigator

Monte Alban: Closer to the Gods | Oaxaca Cultural Navigator | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

“Atop the Zapotec world and about 15 minutes from the historic center of Oaxaca is the great Meso-american archeological site of Monte Alban, named by the Spaniards after siting the mountaintop covered with the blooms of the white morning-glory tree.”

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Mexico expects 52 million to Maya World

Mexico expects 52 million to Maya World | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Mexico expects 52 million tourists to visit the so-called Maya World for the start of a new cosmic cycle in the Maya calendar.
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Huichol – Shamanic Deer Dance – Culture and Ceremonies

Huichol – Shamanic Deer Dance – Culture and Ceremonies | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

Religious Beliefs. Religion permeates all aspects of life, and most Huichol make no real distinction between the sacred and everyday wo...

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A geopark in my back yard? | Guadalajara Reporter

A geopark in my back yard? | Guadalajara Reporter | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Not long ago, I received an invitation to participate in the Third Global Conference on Geotourism.
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My week in Cancun

My week in Cancun | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Back just in time for Christmas, I spent the last week in Cancun, Mexico, celebrating the wedding of two of my best friends. This has without a doubt been the best vacation of my life.
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