Monthly Archives: January 2012

Gadling’s Safest Travel Destinations in Mexico

30 January 2012

Popular travel news website Gadling recently released a list of the safest destinations to visit in Mexico.  The list includes popular tourist destinations such as the Yucatan, which encompasses the resort beach towns of Cancun, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen as well as the archaeological wonders of Chichen Itza and the metropolitan city of Merida.  The list also includes the historical towns of Puebla and Queretaro, the storied metropolis of Mexico City, and the charming, artistic enclaves (and expatriate favorites) of Todos Santos and San Miguel de Allende.

To read the full article, go here.

San Miguel de Allende: Far Cry from the Mexico of CNN

18 January 2012

Ron Erskine recently profiled one of Mexico’s safest places, a colonial town rich with Mexican history and as charming as a “hilltop Tuscan town… or perch in Provence, France.”  San Miguel de Allende is famous in Mexican history as the birthplace of the Mexican War of Independence.  Almost 200 years later, it is an expatriate enclave for Americans and Canadians with a bustling artistic community and cultural capital to boot – from fine dining to high fashion boutiques.

Said Erskine:

“From here, craft shops, great restaurants, magnificent churches and historical buildings are a stroll away. The downtown walking tour brought San Miguel’s revolutionary drama to life: Ignacio Allende’s house, the plaza where insurgents gathered, and the wall against which many were shot by a firing squad (note the filled-in bullet holes).

I suppose the Mexico of CNN — drug cartel killings, corruption, danger — is out there somewhere, but every moment we spent in San Miguel was a revelation. Great weather, friendly people, rich history, and sights with a European flair are right here in our hemisphere.”

To read the full article, go here.