After fives years of living in and traveling around Mexico, I feel I know some places well enough to share them with you in a more in-depth way.
Long form guides are one of my favorite things to write, both for this blog and for these books.
I love going into depth about a historical site, a great restaurant and it’s best menu items, the origins of a particular drink or type of taco.
These are places in Mexico that are near and dear to my heart and that I continue to revisit both because I love them and to keep these guides as up-to-date as possible.
Whenever you buy one of my guides, you will forever receive the latest updates. Whenever I update the guide, I email those that have purchased it through Gumroad with the latest download, so you never have to worry about it going out of date like last year’s Lonely Planet.
There are always a few guides in draft form, so check back here regularly for the newest spots!
Los Cabos, La Paz, Todos Santos & More: A Guide to Baja California Sur
After moving to Baja California Sur in 2021, I fell in love with this region of Mexico. This guide is a collection of everything that makes this state so magical; the cities, small towns, tucked away beaches, top-notch tour guides, and locally-owned restaurants.
Inside you’ll find sections for every major city and town in the state including Todos Santos, Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, La Paz, Loreto, and Mulegé. You’ll also find guides for smaller spots like Los Barriles, La Ventana, Miraflores, Santiago, and Cabo Pulmo.
This guidebook is without a doubt my most comprehensive guidebook to date. It is packed with historical information, phone numbers for the best guides and tour companies, hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes, and a digital map that you can download to your phone so that you can find all of them in the unnamed streets of Baja California Sur.
You can purchase a copy of the Baja California Sur Guidebook here.
Mexico City: A Travel Guide
The city that has been my home for four years. The one that I knew absolutely nothing about when I first arrived here in 2016. The one I have fallen head over heels for. The one that the rest of the world has finally taken notice of.
This guide is the most comprehensive look at the city that I have ever seen. It is heavily weighed down by restaurant and bar recommendations because those are my favorite things, but it is also packed with historical facts, stories, boutique hotels, the best tour guides in town, and day trips you won’t want to miss.
This book was updated February 2023.
You can purchase the latest Mexico City: A Travel Guide here.
Guanajuato: A Travel Guide
Inside this travel guide, you’ll find the best museums, galleries, restaurants, hotels, bars, and cafes that you won’t want to miss. You’ll get to know the best local tour companies in the city that will take you to places well off the beaten path in this region of the country.
This guide will help you plan your trip with advice on visas, getting cash, when the best time to visit the city is based on weather and festivals, how to get around Guanajuato safely, and guidelines for tipping both in Guanajuato and around the rest of Mexico.
It finishes with a section on the two best day trips from Guanajuato; La Valenciana and San Miguel de Allende with step-by-step tips on how to get to and from these locations by bus and what to do (and eat) once you get there.
You can purchase Guanajuato: A Travel Guide here.
Merida & Around: A Pocket Guide
Inside this pocket guide, you’ll find the best restaurants, hotels, bars, and cantinas that you won’t want to miss. You’ll get to know the best local tour companies in the city that will take you to places well off the beaten path in this region of the country.
In addition to that, you’ll get museum recommendations, a guide to the best food in the Yucatan that you absolutely won’t want to miss, and information about free shows that take place around the city each week.
This guide will help you plan your trip with advice on visas, getting cash, when the best time to visit the city is based on weather and festivals, how to get around Merida safely, and guidelines for tipping both in Merida and around the rest of Mexico.
It finishes with a huge section on the best day trips from Merida with step-by-step tips on how to get to and from these locations by car, bus, taxi, and tour.