How to Bring a Dog into the USA From Mexico

We never expected to bring home a pet from our 465-day trip around the world. But when we saw Tamale's big brown eyes staring up at us and heard the story of how she was found on the streets of Valladolid, Mexico, cowering under a car, our hearts melted. At first, we thought the logistics of bringing a dog into the US would be too complicated, but after researching the requirements, everything fell into place.

This is the story of two weary world travelers, one adorable dog, and our journey together from near the ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico to Dayton, Ohio.

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Whale Shark Snorkeling – Swimming with the Giants

Whale Shark from Above
With the end of the whale shark season approaching fast, I was worried that I would not be able to get out and snorkel with these giant fish during our visit to the Yucatan.  Many trips in the week we were there were canceled due to bad weather and high tides, and my tour with Eco Colors kept getting pushed back until I was finally scheduled to head out on my very last day.

With an early wake-up call, an alarmingly calm sea, and no more days to go out if this was a bust, our group made the hour-long trip out of port to find the mysterious whale shark.

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Chichen Itza – Why Not Visit The Ruins of Uxmal Instead?

When the media talks about the Mayan ruins in the Yucatan, it is all Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza.  You can hardly read a report about Mexico without this famous site coming up time and time again.

We understand why the hype for these ruins is the way that it is- the ruins of Chichen Itza are large and incredibly well preserved.  But when such rapid-fire promotion comes out to the world, the crowds are sure to follow. 

If you are one of those people who just cannot stand the sight of 50+ tour groups in one day, I'm sorry to say that Chichen Itza may not be for you.

Luckily, the ruins of Uxmal just a few hours away offer a wonderful alternative that we think all visitors to the Yucatan should check out.   (Okay, maybe not all visitors since that would defeat the purpose, but definitely the amazing readers of our blog).

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