Hey, I’m Janine!
In 2010, a study abroad program in Xalapa, Veracruz, convinced me that Mexico was where I belonged. In 2017, I packed my bags and moved to Mexico to try living there as an extranjera.
If you’re a female traveler who is curious about immersive travel experiences in Mexico, you’re in the right place!
On this site, you’ll find insider tips for safe Mexico travel, compelling itineraries detailing all the most interesting activities (on and off the beaten path), and plenty of destination inspiration. There’s far more to Mexico than resorts (they’re cool, too, though), and you’ll learn all about it here.
I believe solo travel can be a transformative experience, but I think it’s important that even in our quest for introspection and self-actualization, we don’t forget to think about how we impact the destinations we visit. That’s why you’ll notice me reference responsible travel throughout this blog.
Following a responsible travel framework helps you think through and mitigate the social, economic, and environmental impact of your travel in the destination you visit.
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Wondering how to use the ADO bus line to travel through Mexico? Read on because I’m covering everything (and I mean eeeeverything) you need to know about Mexico’s ADO bus! If you’re wondering whether traveling through Mexico by bus is…
When visiting Mexico, or any foreign country for that matter, managing money can be a bit confusing. These are all my best local insights on money-related matters!
When it comes to tipping in Mexico, there is a lot to consider. Who is expecting a tip? How much should you give? And which currency should you use? are questions that come up all the time. You’ll find the answers here.
Headed to Mexico? This Mexico packing list covers exactly what to bring (and what to leave behind) for solo female travelers.
Wondering what some of the most commonly celebrated Mexican holidays and traditions are? Learn about some of Mexico’s liveliest festivities and how they’re celebrated. If there’s one thing I’ve learned while spending years living in Mexico, it’s that there are…
If you’re looking for a safe and affordable way to see Mexico, buses are a solid option. Here’s everything you need to know about bus travel in Mexico. If the mention of bus travel conjures up images of seedy Greyhound…
Wondering what to pack for Tulum, Mexico? This ultimate packing list breaks down what to wear for a comfortable trip to one of Mexico’s popular beach destinations. Are you stumped on what to pack for Tulum? I get it. Packing…
Are you curious about the best places to visit in central Mexico? I’ve got you covered! Read on to learn about the best central Mexico cities, landmarks, and attractions!
Looking for sweet Black Friday travel discounts for Mexico? I’ve got you covered! Black Friday isn’t just for loading up on new flatscreens! It’s a great time to grab great deals on travel experiences, hotels, and products. If you have…
Wondering how to get from Mexico City to Oaxaca? In this article, I’ll cover the main ways to get between the two cities to help you decide which transportation method is best for you.
Worried about altitude sickness in Mexico City? These tips will help you prevent or manage the symptoms so you can make the most of your trip.
Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday used to pay tribute to loved ones who have passed away. This colorful holiday incorporates many different motifs. Here’s a look a the different Day of the Day symbols and their meanings.