While Americans have made Mexico their No. 1 favorite place to visit—with 20.3 million trips a year, according to the National Travel and Tourism Office—there are ways of finding uncrowded beaches, quiet palapas, and Mayan ruins that are selfie stick–free, if you know where to look.
A booming vacation rental market means it's easier than ever to find a great basecamp for aquatic adventures. To maximize your beach rental experience, plan ahead and leverage what's already available, says Eric Breon, CEO of the Portland-based vacation rental site Vacasa.
I get excited about the bright future of a greener hotel industry when I come across places like The Draycott, a hotel that has everything going for it—accolades, location, history, amenities, hospitality, style—yet still makes being eco a priority.