México Today has launched its new Online Social Magazine on Facebook.
The newly launched Mexico Today Social Magazine on Facebook profiles stories and submissions from leading Mexico bloggers and influencers, including the 24 Mexico Today Ambassadors.
This innovative tactic pushes the envelope of what is possible on Facebook, leveraging community participation from fans to produce a dynamic and evolving, socially-curated online publication. The intent is to create a grassroots movement by allowing submissions from those who are interested in Mexico’s culture, the Mexican economy, Mexico’s environment and more.
Help shape the conversation about today’s Mexico. The Magazine accepts not only short links, but also longer blog posts. Submit your content today to enter a chance to win a $500 gift card.
In celebration of the launch, I’m featuring some of the articles written by my fellow México Today ambassadors over the past four months, articles that originally only appeared on our own personal blogs and websites.
Follow the links below to catch up on all the favorites, you may even find an article you missed. Happy reading!
Tourism & Sustainability:
Is enough being done to protect the natural resources of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula? On her blog, A Canuck in Cancun, Kelly explains why Sustainable Development in the Mexican Caribbean is necessary for ensuring a bright future.
Nature lovers and outdoor sports enthusiasts rejoice! Lisa from Mexico Premier highlights some of the best destinations for ecotourism and adventure travel in Mexico.
Jessica discusses Mexico’s new tourism campaign and why she thinks the slogan, “Mexico, The Place You Thought You Knew” is now more appropriate than ever.
After a recent trip out to the coast, Suzanne shares why Huatulco is not only one of her favorite beach destinations, but an environmentally sustainable one as well.
Susie talks with CEO of Travelocity Mexico, Rodrigo Cobo, about the growing interest in sustainable tourism among Mexican travelers, green certifications for hotels in Mexico, Travelocity Mexico’s new Green Hotel Directory and more.
Interested in Volunteer Tourism in Mexico, but not sure where to start? On her blog, Spanglish Baby, Ana provides lots of useful resources for the “voluntourist” to Mexico and explains why taking the kids along might not be such a bad idea.
In this post, Suzanne recounts a recent visit to Mexico City as part of a select group of members of the press to attend the second annual International Tourism Fair of the Americas and explains why Mexico truly is playing host to the world.
Lisa sits down for a conversation with Mexico’s Ambassador Arturo Sarukhán to discuss U.S.-Mexico relations, trade, tourism and an innovative social assistance program designed to help lift nearly a quarter of the Mexican population out of poverty.
Food & Culture:
Cristina’s an expert when it comes to Mexican cuisine, just check out her blog, Mexico Cooks! In this post she tells us where in Mexico to find the best home cooking when you’re not at home.
He can usually be found writing about business and trade, but in this post Tom shares the foods that play a leading role in some of his fondest memories of Mexico. You won’t want to miss these unsung heroes of Mexican cuisine.
Take a drive out to the Queretaran countryside with Julie from Midwesterner in Mexico and sample some of the region’s freshly made cheeses during a visit to Finca Vai.
Fried grasshoppers anyone? On her blog, The Mexico Report, Susie introduces us to some of the culinary delights of Oaxaca and tells us why Oaxaca had her at ‘ch’.
Looking for something to wash it all down? Laura shares the origins of her love affair with aguas frescas and some delicious recipes courtesy of La Cocina de Leslie.
He admits to being obsessed with learning the culture of Mexico through a lifetime of travel, and in this post, David from Mexico Premier recalls a past visit to San Miguel de Allende and his first introduction to the bullfight.
Chase from Simply Vallarta introduces us to Coyote Requiem, a new independent film that’s being funded via the website Kickstarter. Some of the filming took place in Mixquic, a neighborhood in Mexico City known for its elaborate Day of the Dead celebrations.
On his blog Mexico Unmasked, Mark profiles Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada, best known for his famous “calavera” drawings, and explains why Posada’s work is alive now, more than ever.
Daily life in Mexico City is nothing at all like what the sensationalist media headlines might suggest. At least that’s what Jim discovered when he recently set out to explore his Mexico City neighborhood, and decided to write some headlines of his own.
Mexico’s famous for its Pueblos Mágicos, or Magic Towns program. In this post Ana explains the characteristics that make a Mexican town “magic” and why they’re a must visit for the real Mexico.
Don’t have time to visit all of Mexico’s Pueblos Mágicos? On the Journey Mexico blog, Jessica introduces us to The Magical Neighborhoods of Mexico City, a city initiative that’s modeled after the national ‘Magic Towns’ program.
On the fifth day of his Latest Mexico Exploration, Bill from Bill’s Mexican Tours visits the beautiful city of San Miguel de Allende and tours a local nursing home complex that caters to an international clientele. The photos speak for themselves!
I’ve always wanted to visit Mazatlán, and now I know who I’ll be asking to show me around when I get there. Nancy from Countdown to Mexico takes us on a lovely tour of Mazatlán’s Centro Historico, aerial views and all.
On his blog Stay Adventurous, Craig shares his fascination with the Mayan Magic of Mexico and lets us in on Four Ways to Appreciate the Charm of Mayan Ruins at Coba.
Cancun heats up in August, but Kelly knows just where to go to cool off. In this post she takes us on a tour of some of her favorite Cenotes in the Yucatan Peninsula.
Maura provides a great introduction to Las Bahías de Huatulco complete with information about the beaches, the attractions and of course, the food.
Each year the city of Guanajuato hosts the International Cervantino Festival. Silvia from Mama Latina Tips explains why it’s one of the most beautiful arts festivals on the Continent, and she offers up some tips to help you make the most of your trip.
Tips & Advice:
Thinking about moving to Mexico? Make sure to read Nancy’s tips on How to be a successful expat before booking that one-way ticket.
Maybe you’ve decided to move to Mexico, but are still trying to find your spot. As David suggests, deciding on the perfect place to live, that One Particular Harbor, is a big deal and you need to do it right. Thankfully, he offers up some great tips.
Looking for a deal? Then you’ve come to the right place. Elizabeth from Mexipreneur explores the growing popularity of coupon sites in Mexico.
I have yet to get behind the wheel in Mexico, but if you’re going to be doing any driving on your next visit, Bill’s Mexican Road Rules offers lots of helpful tips and advice.
Planning to be in Mexico City over Día de la Independencia? You’ll want to make sure you’re prepared. Julie shares 16 Tips for a great Mexican Independence Day.
I hope you enjoyed this quick look back at some of the highlights from the México Today ambassadors. From now on, you’ll be able to find all of our articles on the Magazine.
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México Today, in association with Marca País – Imagen de México, is a joint public and private sector initiative designed to help promote Mexico as a global business partner and an unrivaled tourist destination. This program is designed to shine a light on the Mexico that its people experience every day.
Disclosure: I am being compensated for my role as a contributing writer for México Today; my opinions, as always, are my own.