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Scuba Diving Bucket List: 5 Top Diving Destinations

If you're a scuba diver, you plan your vacations around diving. From the Great Blue Hole in Belize to Thistlegorm in the Red Sea, here are some of the best dive spots from around the world.
Housing is affordable in Lake Chapala, Mexico. Photo by Carol L. Bowman

What It’s Like to Live as an Expat: Lake Chapala, Mexico

Ever considered moving to Mexico? Read on for an insider's look at life in the Lake Chapala region of Mexico, from the affordable cost of living to healthcare to the warm, sunny weather. Living as an expat in Mexico definitely has its benefits.

Adventure by Rail in Mexico’s Copper Canyon

Aboard the Chihuahua-Pacific Railroad, travelers pass through Mexico's scenic Copper Canyon, stopping at hillside villages and staying at comfortable Balderrama hotels along the way.

Diving Deep in the Yucatan

Diving in Mexico's underwater caves (cenotes) is an otherworldly experience.
The Oosterdam in Puerto Vallarta. Photo by Pat Woods

Cruising on the Mexican Riviera with Holland America Line

A 7-day cruise on the Oosterdam visits Cabo San Lucas at the southern point of the Baja Peninsula, as well as Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta on the Mexican mainland.
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Humans and Gray Whales Meet at Magdalena Bay

In Mexico’s Magdalena Bay, the curiosity between humans and gray whales is mutual. Part three in our series, "Whale Sharks, Sea Lions and Gray Whales: Adventures in La Paz"

Snorkeling with Sea Lions in the Sea of Cortez

The Sea of Cortez is rich with wildlife, including one of the largest sea lion colonies in Mexico. At Los Islotes, a small island at the northern end of Isla Espiritu Santo near La Paz, you can dive or snorkel with these playful creatures.
Snorkeling with whale sharks near La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Flickr/Julie Edgley

Swimming with Whale Sharks in the Sea of Cortez

The seaside Mexican town of La Paz is the perfect base for an ocean of adventure in the Sea of Cortez. In part one of our series on "Whale Sharks, Sea Lions and Gray Whales: Adventures in La Paz", we head out to sea to swim with whale sharks, the largest fish in the sea.
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5 Countries with the Best Healthcare in the World

Looking for the best healthcare in the world? It may just be a beach vacation away.
Hiking volcano in Guatemala

Hiking Volcanoes in Guatemala

Want to go hiking in Guatemala? Here’s what you need to know about hiking the country’s commanding volcanoes.
Coffee estate in Costa Rica

Costa Rica in a Cup: The Doka Coffee Estate

Get a taste of Costa Rican coffee and learn about the process on the lush slopes of the Poas Volcano in Alajuela.
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Land of Adventure: 5 Questions for Costa Rica

Have questions about travel to Costa Rica? Local experts provide their insight on Costa Rica travel.
Fireworks at night. Photo by Fyllis Hockman

Puerto Vallarta: Magic on the Malecón

A traveler discovers the unexpected magic of the Malecón, a 12-block esplanade in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Los Tuxtlas, flickr by Bit Jager

Los Tuxtlas: Mysterious Mexico

Home to 60 percent of Mexico’s birds and wild landscape that changes from sierra to swamps and rivers, Lox Tuxtlas is perfect for adventure.

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