Best Neighborhoods in Mexico City – Condesa!

best neighborhood in Mexico City

The Condesa neighborhood combines some of the best features of Roma Norte and Polanco.   Like Polanco, Condesa is beautiful to look at with its tree-lined streets and parks, art-deco architecture, high-end bars, designer stores and boutique hotels. But, Condesa definitely shares a cool vibe with Roma Norte – its cafes, bookstores, galleries and shops attract the young professionals, students and artists who live and play in Condesa. This split personality can be linked to the fact that after decades of decline the area has been gentrified since the late 90s. Many foreigners who come to Mexico City first deside to…

Best Neighborhoods in Mexico City – Polanco!

I’ve said it before and I will say it again – I love Mexico City. One of the things that I find so exciting about this sprawling metropolis is the diversity of its neighborhoods, or “colonias.” In a previous post about the best neighborhoods in Mexico City, I wrote about Roma Norte – definitely one of my favorite colonias with its cool, Brooklyn vibe and where I spend most of my time. But, if your tastes lean more towards high-end rather than hip, Polanco is the place to see and to be seen. Polanco is sometimes referred to as the Beverly Hills…

Hand made in Guanajuato: introducing the Ziggy 2.0

Over the past few years, you can say I’ve taken more than a liking to Mexico, it’s more of a love affair. Although it’s great that its convenient location makes for quick flights from the US, and its never-ending options for delectable grub, there’s so much more to love about this country aside from the obvious. Yes, the beach resorts are nice, but the Mexican interior has some serious soul to it too. Here, the people are real and genuine, and its buildings radiate an elegance that can’t be matched by modern all-inclusive resorts in places like Playa del Carmen. If…

A Secret Neighborhood in The Heart of Mexico City: La Romita

Anyone who travels should make raw wandering a part of their itinerary. Sure, world-class attractions like the Louvre, Christ The Redeemer, and Liberty Bell (skip the Liberty Bell) should be planned to be seen when in major touristic destinations, don’t forget to just walk out of your accommodation…and keep going. In an age when there is more raw information about any topic than one mere human could possibly absorb, we often get caught up in the noise that we read online and social media about what we should see or do. But, when you make the conscious decision to power down (where’s…

From Fitness Trainer to Making Over $100,000 a Year – My 6 Tips To Succeed At Anything

I graduated from college in 2010 with a degree in Exercise Physiology. If you don’t know what that is, think glorified personal trainer if you don’t carry on to medical school or physical therapy school (I didn’t do either). The economy sucked, and the last thing people wanted to do was spend money when they were losing it, especially on luxury services like personal trainers. That being the case, I decided I didn’t want to be a personal trainer for the rest of my life either nor be a slave at some new job outside my area of study to prove to someone…

High as a Kite and Glowing Sands: My 48 Hour “Stayover” in Dubai!

In recent years, almost every itinerary between Europe and Asia will stop somewhere in the Middle East,  either in Doha (Qatar), Muscat (Oman), Abu Dhabi, or Dubai (both in the UAE). This stable, well-to-do enclave of cities/countries on the eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula has capitalized on its geographic location more than once. First for the previously thought to be endless oil reserves, and now for being right smack between Europe and Asia and the perfect place for planes to refuel and break up long-haul trips. I can’t count how many times I’ve stopped in this part of the Middle East on my way to Asia.…

15 of The Best Cities in The World from Full-Time Vagabonds!

Have you ever been to a new city and instantly felt some sort of indescribable connection? Walked down a quaint street as you saw apartments with signs for rent and began to imagine yourself chilling on the stoop having a cold one with your awesome neighbors? Caught a smile from the opposite sex (or same) and thought, wow, I could actually live here! While the thought of putting down permanent roots somewhere is still a horrifying notion for many of us below, it’s nice to “pretend” once in a while, so without further ado,  here is a selection of 15 of the best…

Mexico’s Almost Best Kept Secret – Isla Holbox!

sunset bar in Holbox, Mexico

There aren’t many places in the world these days that can be dubbed veritable paradises, but, I’ve just been to one, Isla Holbox (pronounced Hole-Bosh). Ever since the creation of Cancun in the 1970s by the Mexican Government and some hoteliers, the Mayan Riviera has exploded with tourism, now stretching more than 80 miles (130 km) south to the picturesque Mayan Ruins of Tulum (which has become a small city itself after a major boon in foreign/local investment). While places like Playa Del Carmen (fastest growing city in North America) allure vacation goers looking for more of an “adventurous” vacation…

The Kingdom Tower: The soon-to-be tallest building in the world!

At present, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, soaring over 2,700 feet into the sky in Dubai. However, there are developers in Saudi Arabia that are attempting to dethrone the Emiratis by building an even higher tower. Known as the Kingdom Tower, it is a project that has attracted a lot of attention and notoriety from experts around the world. Until now, you may have not heard of this structure; below, we will fill you in on all the details surrounding this ambitious project. The essential info With the ground being broken on this massive skyscraper…

Taking A Couple Pieces from Tani Mens Wear For A Spin

This past month I had the chance to try out some premium men’s lounge wear from Tani USA. Tani produces very hiqh-quality Men’s underwear and lounge wear and are based in Brooklyn, NYC. Tani describes their design process as the following, “Our prevailing aesthetic is pure. There are no hidden pouches, panels or gimmicks. Design is streamlined, classic with a nod to modernity. We want the first thing you put on in the morning to be comfortable, uncomplicated and complementary.” I’d have to agree. I tried a pair of the Grey French Terry Lounge Pants and a Black Silkcut Vneck Undershirt.…

My List of The Most Underrated and Overrated Travel Destinations in The World

In the seemingly endless sea of online content promoting certain destinations, sponsored or not, it gets to be quite cumbersome to sort through it all and decide what places are actually going to be better than your expectations, and some that will most certainly, not live up to them. As a travel blogger, I find it my duty to not only share which places I think are amazing to visit, but also the ones that you should probably drop to the bottom of your bucket list. Here is my list of the most underrated travel destinations in the world and the most…

Ridin’ Dirty in The Yucatan with Matt Karsten from The Expert Vagabond!

Last week I got to do one of my favorite things in the world, climb onto a motorcycle and cruise around for an entire day. I linked up with Matt Karsten from Expert Vagabond.com and Evelina from Earth Wanderess.com and we rented some pretty bad ass Harleys just south of Playa Del Carmen, Mexico with plans to ride down to the beautiful Mayan Ruins of Coba. We started our journey at Harley Adventures where the owner Eikka suited us up with our bikes and helped fill us in on our planned route. I was on a Sporster Iron 883, one of my favorite bikes…

Where was this contest when I graduated college?! The AXA Great Global Adventure

When I graduated college in 2010, job prospects were bleak. My dreams of round-the-world travel seemed even farther away than landing a decent job that interested me. I had to get creative in the way that I made a living and still have the time to build my business up to where it was viable enough for me to actually put food in my mouth. Fast-forward 5 years and I’m finally on my own and a true, “Digital Nomad.” But AXA, one of the largest international insurance and asset management companies in the world has created one of the coolest…

Getting Over My Fear of Heights – Skydiving in Playa Del Carmen! (video)

me going skydiving in playa del carmen

If you read my last post about my Via Farrata experience in Hidalgo, Mexico, you’ll know I’m a big time pu*** when it comes to heights. I don’t know why, I’m not really scared of anything else. Riding motorcycles at 100 mph, mountain biking down rugged trails with 3 foot drop offs, etc., nothing else really fazes me, but heights? Lights out. After thinking of alternative ways that I could get over my fear of heights without shelling out for a psychiatrist, I decided, I should probably just stare the devil in the face, and what better way to get over my fear…

The Mexican Motorcycle Diaries Part 2 – Beautiful Hidalgo

On the second full day of my motorcycle road trip in Mexico, I was still in beautiful Hidalgo state and lucky enough to have continued amazing weather after almost a month of overcast skies in Mexico City (it’s only about an hour and a half away). After a delicious traditional breakfast in the town center of colonial Huasca of quesadillas de hongos (some sort of fungus), we were off to our first activity with HGO Adventures, just outside the small town of Mineral del Chico. I’ve actually been having trouble getting myself to write about the following, as I’m embarrassed about how major of a…

3 of the most interesting ghost towns in the world

There are countless destinations on this planet that compete for our attention as travelers, but few match the morbid appeal of a ghost town. From outposts in the wilderness, to hedonistic paradises that have been taken from us by nation states that love to play geopolitical games with each other, the stories of their golden days are as equally compelling as their ultimate downfall. We’ve covered the most isolated tribes in the world as well as places in the world probably never knew existed, so now it’s time for the most interesting ghost towns in the world!   1) Pyramiden, Russia Situated in…

Men’s Style Tips for Fall 2015

The chill days of autumn are here across most of America (except in most of Florida and in Hawaii, who you can cast an envious gaze towards … it’s OK, they’re used to it by now), and with it comes the need to don warmer clothes. Your cool weather wardrobe may be getting a bit dated after a few seasons of little change to your rotation, so if you are looking to update your look, the following men’s style tips for fall 2015 will have you outclassing your peers on campus, at the club, and at Thanksgiving dinner. Let’s get…

The Mexican Motorcycle Diaries Part 1 – My Solo Week-long Harley Road Trip!

If you haven’t noticed yet, I love Mexico. It’s one of the only places in the world I truly feel a connection with beyond the visual. From its food, to the amazing people to the almost unfathomable variability of landscapes and unique things to experience, Mexico is an unparalleled country in my opinion (and I get around…in a good way?) So after spending the last couple of months primarily based in Mexico City, I started to get the itch for a road trip, and on my favorite mode of transportation, motorcycle! When I first told people like my mom, friends, etc.,…

A Weekend in One of the Nicest Towns in Mexico: Taxco!

After spending almost an entire month in Mexico City, I decided it was time for a little “weekend getaway” action. So, I did a little research, sent out a few emails, and was lucky enough to work out a collaboration with the very helpful Tourism Board of Taxco to make a visit a reality. Believe it or not, the bus system and overland travel in Mexico is very easy, convenient, safe, and cheap. I opted for an Executive bus because it was at the exact time I wanted to leave, but the first class bus options are almost the same level of comfort and…

Getting High: Tips on Exercising at Altitude!

By Fitness/Wellness Contributor, Josh Cantor Traveling to high altitudes is always something interesting, especially for a South Florida boy like myself. Unfortunately, there are multiple issues to consider that accompany a change in altitude stemming from a decreased concentration of oxygen in the air. This obviously affects a person’s ability to be active, but can bring about serious symptoms such as altitude sickness (nausea, lethargy, feeling uncoordinated) and in severe cases, can even lead to fainting. I wanted to shed some light on how this happens and provide some tips on how to avoid issues when exercising at altitude on your next trip. It is…

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