Uxmal Archaeological Site, Mexico

A UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula, Uxmal archaeological zone was once an ancient and thriving Mayan civilization. The name means “built three times”, meaning the site was the ancient home of a civilization capable of building massive-scale architecture that was frequently under construction. Continue reading

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Xplor-ing in Cancun, Mexico

Visitors to Cancun, Mexico won’t want to miss this unique theme park. Boasting the longest, highest and fastest zip lines, underground caves 65 million years in the making and subterranean vehicles straight out of Indiana Jones, Xplor is a must-visit for lovers of adventure.

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Xplor-ing Cancun, Mexico

There are three activities to do at Xplor and each of them are around 45 minutes long. This doesn’t seem like a lot, but it’s an all day adventure from 9-5 and you’ll be tired and satisfied at the end. I even slept the whole way home! Continue reading

Mexico: The History of the Piñata

A piñata is a hit party decoration that’s covered in colorful crepe paper. The classic piñata is the shape of a donkey, but they also come in tons of cartoon and other awesome colorful shapes. They’re a staple at birthday celebrations and are filled with small toys and candy. Piñatas are thought to have come from Mexico, but they actually have a lot of international roots, stemming from the Far East.

Photo Courtesy of: Renato Ganzona

Photo Courtesy of: Renato Ganzona

History of the Piñata

The earliest known piñata dates back to the 13th century when Marco Polo found one in the Orient. The traditional Mandarin way of ringing in the New Year involved a small animal tribute made out of craft material. Continue reading