Remote Part of Mexico - Me and the dogs

18 Days in a Super Beautiful, Remote Part of Mexico

Derek Mexico, Perspectives 27 Comments

Last month, I spent 18 days in a secluded, remote part of Mexico. A friend and I were covering another friend’s housesitting assignment while he and his wife were away. The house we took care of was quite isolated. On one side was an endless, empty white sand beach and gorgeous water for as far as you could see. On …

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Good Travel Photo

It’s a Struggle to Take a Good Travel Photo

Derek Mexico, Perspectives 24 Comments

Oh, the torture. The writing, the emails, the tweeting…that stuff is all good. The real challenge, the real thorn with this blogging stuff, comes from the photos. Taking a perfect travel photo to post online – on Facebook, the blog or Instagram – is just plain difficult. And to do it over and over and over again? It’s madness I …

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The Uselessness of Getting Upset While Traveling

Derek Mexico, Perspectives 105 Comments

About a year and a half ago, I was sitting at an outdoor table in front of a tiny food stall in the small town of Izamal, Mexico. There was a large group of us and we had all ordered some lunch. After fifteen minutes of waiting, the woman working at the food stall began brining out our food, one …

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Visit Playa del Carmen

How to Visit Any Country Over & Over Again & Still Love It

Derek Mexico, Perspectives 75 Comments

Here I am, back in Mexico, having decided to visit Playa del Carmen again, a town I’ve been to many times before. And I’m thoroughly enjoying my stay right now, even more than previous visits. Now one might think this would be the result of spending time at all of my favorite places in town, eating at my favorite eateries, …

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Wandering Earl Tours - New Trips for 2014

Wandering Earl Tours – Announcing New Trips For 2014!

Derek Iraq, Mexico, Thailand, Wandering Earl Tours 36 Comments

The time has come to announce the next set of tours that I’ll be offering through my Wandering Earl Tours project. For those who may not be aware of what this project is all about, at the end of 2012, I started offering small group tours to some of my favorite countries/regions around the world, tours that I organize and …

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Wandering Earl Tours 2013 Schedule

Wandering Earl Tours – 2013 Final Schedule

Derek India, Mexico, Romania, Wandering Earl Tours 7 Comments

While I’m still on vacation, at that mystery destination, I wanted to let you all know about the remaining Wandering Earl Tours that I have planned for the rest of the year. First, I must say that putting these tours together was just a mere fantasy at this time last year, an idea that sounded interesting but that I wasn’t …

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Where I'm Going

Update: My Travel Plans For The Near Future

Derek Mexico, Personal Stuff, Turkey 58 Comments

It’s been a busy year so far. After celebrating New Year’s on Palolem Beach in Goa, India, I hung out on that beautiful beach for a few more weeks before leaving for South Africa, where I spent ten days traveling around with my mom. From there, I headed west, and after a quick visit to the USA, I continued to …

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I Love to Eat in Mexico

Oh How I Love To Eat In Mexico!

Derek Food, Mexico 49 Comments

Food plays a major role during my travels. I really enjoy my food, simple as that. And I look forward, each and every day, to the meals that await me wherever I may be. During my recent trip to Mexico, the situation was no different, especially considering how fond I am of the cuisine. I really do love to eat …

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Is Mexico Safe to Visit

Is Mexico Safe To Visit?

Derek Mexico 52 Comments

“Is Mexico safe to visit?” is a question that not only am I asked quite often but a question that I see popping up all across the internet as well. And due to the fact that, just about ten days ago, I finished leading my two-week Wander Across Mexico tour, a tour that involved me taking a group of ten …

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I Bought a Zoo

I Bought A Zoo While Traveling In Mexico

Derek Everything Else, Mexico 70 Comments

I don’t buy much while traveling. After all, I don’t have a house or an apartment to call my own and so, where would I put things if I bought them? I’m certainly not going to lug everything around with me everywhere I go and at the same time, I usually don’t see the point of buying something only to …

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