Top Tips for Visiting Teotihuacan – Ancient City of Mystery
Top tips for visiting Teotihuacan, the mysterious ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage site that is home to the world’s third-largest pyramid.
Cultural & Natural Highlights of Oaxaca City, Mexico
By the time we left Oaxaca City, Mexico, I was Googling real estate prices. I was fantasizing about moving down to the warmer climate of Mexico’s southeast, becoming fluent in Spanish and immersing ...
La Casa Azul & Finding Frida Kahlo
I was first drawn to Frida Kahlo for her personal style. I knew nothing about her life or art, only that her flower-adorned braids and traditional Tehuana outfits drew me in. Though I connected instan...
What to Wear in Fiji – A comprehensive Fiji Packing List
Fiji is truly nothing short of paradise, especially if you get off the mainland Viti Levu, to one of the smaller islets. The other good news is that it’s really easy to decide what to wear in Fiji b...
A Year of Travel in Review – 2018
Another year has sped by and we won’t be taking a moment to catch our breath as we spend the holidays exploring Central America. While we are off adventuring, here are the highlights of our 2018...
2018 Duende Readers’ Favourites
With the 2018 holiday season in full swing, we’re packing our suitcases and jet-setting off to explore Central America. If you want to start the new year with some serious cultural travel and c...
3-days in Mexico City – A Culture Vulture’s Guide
Seeing all of Mexico City (CDMX) in 3-days is akin to getting your mouth around an overstuffed taco. Eventually, the delicious salsa of art, architecture, history, culture and of course, food, will sq...
December Holidays Around the World
December is a month packed full of holidays around the world. Winter solstice festivities are in full swing throughout the Northern Hemisphere as well as Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu and Christian religiou...
Chapultepec Castle: A Mexico City Must-See
Perched on a leafy hilltop overlooking Mexico City, is Chapultepec Castle (Castillo de Chapultepec in Spanish). You won’t just be blown away by this magnificent estate, it’s luxurious interiors an...
Unique Travel Gifts for Creative Globetrotters
Knowing you have bought the perfect gift for someone can be one of the most exciting feelings in the world; when you don’t want to wait until their birthday or [insert relevant celebration here] to ...
Fabulous Gifts That Give Back
As travellers, we are well aware of the many problems in our world. When shopping for gifts, I like to look beyond the direct recipient to see if what I’m gifting can have a greater impact. Here I s...
Pumpkins, Poppies & Parkin – November Holidays Around the World
From Mexico’s Day of the Dead to the lights of Hindu Indian’s Diwali, here are the must-know November holidays around the world. A 101 on the origin and traditions of each festivity or commemorati...