While Mexico might not have the greatest track record when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights, its capital city has long been something of a bastion for members of the community. A vibrant gay nightlife, colorful culture and welcoming pockets throughout the city make it a terrific destination for LGBTQ+ travelers.
The LGBTQ+ life in Mexico City is heavily centered in and around Zona Rosa, the Pink Zone, the gay neighborhood of the city for decades. While the community’s reach has extended past the neighborhood’s borders these days, it’s still the hot spot for excellent dining and nightlife. The area boasts one of the largest clubs in Kinky, a multifloored, energetic dance spot filled to the brim on the weekends with partiers both young and seasoned. Meanwhile, Departamento in the nearby Roma neighborhood is an excellent option if you’re looking for something a little more relaxed.
During the day, Mexico City has plenty of unique and culturally rich sites to explore. For starters, the Teotihuacan pyramids are one of the wonders of the world and a magnificent piece of history right outside the city. There’s also the Museo Frida Kahlo, or Blue House, where the famed artist once lived. It’s one of the most popular attractions in the city and requires advanced bookings. The Soumaya Museum is another terrific option. The towering structure is hard to miss, and, inside, you’ll find 66,000 pieces of art spanning before Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica.
While Mexico has come a long way in granting its LGBTQ+ citizens basic human rights, there is still reason to be cautious when exploring the country. Mexico City is certainly one of the more open places available to travelers, but always be aware of your surroundings when exploring parts of the city away from the more crowded areas.
The internet is teeming with countless listicles that advise you on what to pack for your next vacation, especially when it comes to products to help you stay safe and healthy while miles away from home. But there are some medical products you might not really need, despite the overflow of suggestions.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
While the snow continued to fall at a steady clip, my taxi pulled up outside Hotel Bonaventure Montréal. A quick departure from my cab and a few steps later, I was taken in by the distinctive style of the entrance corridor. A quick elevator ride to the lobby is necessary because Hotel Bonaventure Montréal sits on the final two floors of a 17-story business and professional complex. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Montréal, and even connects to the city’s underground concourse.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
The Danakil Depression has been described as hell on Earth. Considered the hottest place on the planet, the nightmare conditions of the Depression led to some incredibly fascinating formations. If you can withstand the climate, it offers a unique adventure few have ever seen.