Love thy neighbor. It’s a proverb that Mexico has taken to heart. Our neighbors to the south aren’t the type to mow their lawn
at the crack of dawn or shoot displeasing glances over the fence. Instead, they warmly welcome us over to enjoy their serene sun-drenched beaches, vibrant culture and mouthwatering cuisine paired with some of the world’s best tequila and mezcal. Mexico is the neighbor that knows how to throw an excellent party, but sun and fun isn’t all that’s happening next door.
Four thousand years ago, Mexico was home to one of the world’s most dominant — and enigmatic — indigenous civilizations.
Masters of agriculture, pottery, astronomy and mathematics, the Maya thrived for over 3,000 years … until they didn’t. Although the reason for the sudden end of their reign remains unclear, the Maya left behind many clues to their fascinating culture, from massive palaces to vast plazas and temples scattered across Central America. If we weren’t already intrigued by the inviting smells and lively music wafting across the border, this mystery party is the perfect reason to go visit the neighbors.