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  • Busy streets in Centro
    White Night in the White City
    MÉRIDA, YUCATÁN, MEXICO – Meridanos don’t normally go to sleep early on Saturday nights, but this week’s spectacular Noche Blanca provided an extra incentive for people in the White City to stay up late and enjoy themselves on...
  • AeroMexico
    Visiting Mérida, Yucatan? Here's how to get there.
    Mérida, Yucatan is a great place to visit, but what are the best options for getting there, or for moving on at the end of your visit?Transportation options are continually changing, however following extensive research, we are pleased to present...
  • Centro Historico Campeche
    Twenty Four Hours in Campeche
    CAMPECHE, CAMPECHE – You could stay longer in Campeche, but if your time is limited, or you just want to make a quick overnight trip from Mérida if you're on a longer trip to the Yucatan, twenty four hours gives you a great taste of the...
  • Roman-style dining at Termas Aqua Libera spa
    Spain’s Roman spa recreates ancient days of relaxing baths, reclining meals
    The last Romans might have wandered out of Spain more than 1500 years ago, but don’t tell Santiago Feijoo Martinez and Noemi Cabalgante Reina that. They live the Roman way every day in their intimate Spanish bed and breakfast inn, Termas...
  • Maleficent and Merida provide more female diversity to 'Disney Infinity 2.0'
    Maleficent and Merida provide more female diversity to 'Disney Infinity 2.0'
    Disney Interactive finally confirmed Friday the addition of Merida from Pixar’s “Brave” and Maleficent from “Sleeping Beauty and a new movie with her name to “Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition.” The pair have been...
  • Lithograph by Frederick Catherwood
    Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico - See lithographs of Maya ruins by Frederick Catherwood
    story and photos by John LamkinFrederick Catherwood (1799-1854) and John Lloyd Stephens explored the Maya ruins in two trips between 1839 and 1841 and established the basis of American archaeology's future archaeological expeditions. In 1844,...
  • Carnival 2013, in Merida
    Carnival relocation – but why?
    As local media outlets in Merida are today reporting, the deadline for deciding the location for Merida’s 2014 Carnival is fast looming on the horizon.Mayor Renan Barrera is calling on state governor Rolando Zapata to provide the city with...
  • Missed catastrophe sparks travel to Mexico's archaeological sites
    Missed catastrophe sparks travel to Mexico's archaeological sites
    Remember last December when the world was supposed to end? Ground Zero for Armageddon – which many feared would come on Dec. 21, the end of the Maya calendar – was expected to be out on eastern Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula at the...
  • New Casa Ramon adds high-tech side side to Mexico's Hacienda Petac
    New Casa Ramon adds high-tech side to Mexico's Hacienda Petac
    A long time ago there was a little Mayan town named T'ho out in eastern Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Spanish invaders showed up 1542, ran the Mayans off, ripped the city down and built a new one for themselves on the spot. The bearded...
  • 'Brave' director Brenda Chapman slams Disney for redesign of Princess Merida
    Disney Princess Merida: Studio gets backlash to sexy makeover
    The Disney Princess Merida, star of Pixar’s “Brave” is new to the “princess collection,” but fans – and her director/creator Brenda Chapman – want her to stay just as she was in the animated film. Strong....
  • Will a petition change Merida's Disney princess status?
    Will a petition change Merida's Disney princess status?
    In celebration of Mother's Day Weekend, Disney inaugurated Merida from the animated film "Brave" as an official member of the Disney Princess royal court. There's just one problem. If the new designs for Merida are any reflection...
  • Disney Princess makeovers: The good, the bad, the gratuitous glitter
    Disney Princess makeovers: The good, the bad, the gratuitous glitter
    One can only imagine what Disney executives were thinking when they decided to give all the Disney princesses a makeover. Maybe they thought that little girls nowadays would like them better if they had a little more ‘modern flair.&rsquo...
  • Merida
    ‘Brave’ Disney princess makeover: Is Merida too sexy?
    “Brave” heroine Merida just became a part of the Disney princess family, but before joining the royal club, the fiery redhead had to get a controversial makeover. According to a May 10 report by The Huffington Post, the princess lost...
  • Change.org launches petition to keep ‘Merida’ like a ‘real girl’
    Change.org launches petition to keep ‘Merida’ like a ‘real girl’
    “Merida” is the animated star of Disney’s “Brave” and will be coronated as an official “Disney Princess” on May 11. On May 7, ahead of the coronation ceremony at Walt Disney World, Change.org launched a...
  • End of the world and we're all still here Part 2
    End of the world in Chichen Itza and we're all still here, Part 2 (Video)
    Continued from Part 1In 1988, despite the controversy, however, Chichen Itza was designated a Patrimony of Humanity site because it blends both nature and grandeur. Among acacias and orchids, iguanas and armadillos are found artifacts that give...