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Last year in my "Escapes Under $500" column, I wrote about my experiences on Isla Mujeres and how this small island off the coast of Cancun had survived the wrath of Hurricane Wilma. Almost a full year since my last visit, all I can say is, "wow."...read more»

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A few Smarter Travel employees spent part of a day exploring the ruins in Tulum. I asked them for tips to pass along, and here's what they said....read more»

Cancun has made major improvements since it was hit by Hurricane Wilma in October 2005, but it's still a bit rough around the edges—rough enough that in some instances you may be better off making other vacation plans....read more»

United has stopped serving snacks for economy class flyers on all flights less than two hours long. File this one under "the pretzel that broke the camel's back."...read more»

Chichen Itza is about a two-hour drive from Cancun, which makes it an easy enough day trip from the popular beach destination. Though the ruins of the ancient Mayan city feel more like a museum and less like an interactive experience, the site still offers unique appeal....read more»

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I was surprised by just how rough the Caribbean was in Cancun's hotel zone, at least around kilometer 16 of Blvd. Kukulkán. The waves were big and from the safety of the sand I watched as determined swimmers got smacked around by the surf....read more»

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