Tips to Prevent Theft While Backpacking

Backpacking is carrying your home on your back through different countries, cultures and terrains. It’s lugging your home into taxis, storing it under busses and locking it under bunk beds. Backpacking is being entirely self-sufficient through your personal belongings while simultaneously being unattached to it all. One of the most difficult obstacles to overcome – […]

What To Do in Mazunte

“What did you do in Mazunte?” This is a difficult question for anybody who has spent time in Mazunte to answer. You don’t really do anything in Mazunte, its rather a way of life. Mazunte is a small beach town on the coast of Oaxaca. It spans about four blocks in total, but after speaking […]

Best Mezcal in Oaxaca

The mezcal boom can be felt throughout Mexico, but Oaxaca still represents the mecca of the mezcal pilgrimage. From top-bartenders and bar owners to casual mezcal drinkers, people from all over the world now flock in Oaxaca to see the place that their favorite spirit first started from. Mezcal used to be considered a boot-leg […]

Carnaval de San Martin Tilca

Last weekend was the annual Carnaval de San Martin Tilcajete, one of the few indigenous traditions that remain in Oaxaca. While I had no previous knowledge of the carnaval, I was pleasantly surprised to be a part of it. After taking to my favorite research partner, Google, I was left with little information on the […]