Our Business Development Manager Vanessa takes the trip of a lifetime to Mexico.

One of my favorite cartoons as a kid was an animated series called “The Mysterious Cities of Gold”. The series focused on a mix of ancient South American history, archaeology, and science fiction. The travellers encounter the Maya, Inca, and Olmecs during their journey.

Since then Ancient civilisations, particularly the Mayan culture, have fascinated me. I’m also a big fan of Hollywood movies such as Apocalypto and most recently Prometheus, which were also influenced by ancient cultures.

My trip to Cancun was one of the most beautiful, awe inspiring holidays I’ve experienced. From sun, beach, nightlife and exploring it has something for everyone, families, singles, couples and retirees you will find a Mexican adventure to suit you.

Believe it or not, Cancun is NOT all about spring break. The Spring breakers are definitely there but they’re seasonal, so avoid March if you’re not interested in that scene. My advice is to be selective in terms of staying at hotels in the zona hotelera.

Mexico 101

I flew Qantas from Sydney to Dallas (17 hrs) and then got a connection with American Airlines 1.5 hours to Cancun. Expedia’s Aussie travellers spend 3-4 nights in Cancun before travelling to other parts of the country.

The exchange rate is good at the moment, so it’s economical to extend the trip a little longer to make the long flights worth it. I recommend paying a bit extra for an all-inclusive package.

The one thing I must say impressed me was that the Mexican Government is very good when it comes to conserving their natural environment and protecting and salvaging historical artifacts.

TIP: Avoid Cancun between September and November as its hurricane season and most of the hotel and hospitality workers are on vacation.