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The Traditions Mexico Dream Team

A Snapshot in time, part of the Oaxaca crew gathers for a meal. Left to Right: Paulina Shofield, Megan Glore, Ena Aguilar, Carlos Ortega, Eric Mindling, Adriana Guzman, Alex Munuzuri, Alejandrina Rios, Antonio Recamier, Ana Paula Fuentes   The Traditions Mexico Dream Team If you want to go fast, go alone If you want to…

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December 3, 2020

The Birth of Traditions Mexico

  Eric and grandma Chona engage in one of their mystery conversations while Chona polishes a clay bowl. Chona only spoke Zapotec. Eric only didn’t. That never stopped her from chatting with Eric. Her words were all heart. Victorina Mateo looks on. San Marcos Tlapazola, Oaxaca. Photo: Joshua Sage   Editor’s note: This post is…

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May 27, 2020

The End of a Journey

Eric spins a tale, Day of the Dead in Backcactus Oaxaca, 2013. Santiago Quiotepec. This tour, like all of our tours, was a first of it’s kind experience, pioneered by Eric and his team. “Our trip comes to a close today, as we go onward to other adventures. May the experiences of this journey enrich…

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May 19, 2020

Traveler Tales – Susan Ramsey

Which tour/tours have you taken with us? I have taken 5 tours with TM starting in 2012 with the Chiapas tour. (Some of the tour names have changed since then). Then, Fiber Arts of the Oaxacan Coast, and Embroidered Flowers that took us to the isthmus of Tehuantepec, Profound Oaxaca, and Day of the…

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April 8, 2020

COVID-19 + TRADITIONS MEXICO – UPDATE

We hope you are staying safe and well during this unprecedented time. Traditions Mexico, in unity with just about everyone on this planet, has closed it’s doors for a while. As part of the travel community we are closely monitoring the ever changing developments of COVID-19. Our summer trips have been postponed until 2021, for…

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April 2, 2020

An Update From Our Founder Eric Mindling

These are the strangest of times. And not the best of times to travel, worse still to be a travel company, gulp!  I believe in celebrating life, joy and beauty, and travel is a fantastic element of such celebration. But just now travel has become complicated and perhaps even momentarily irresponsible. We are taking this…

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March 25, 2020

Celebrating Artisans

Today, Thursday 19th March is ‘Dia International del Artesano’ or International Artisan Day. We have been celebrating by honoring a different talented artisan each day of the week on our social media. In case you don’t follow us there we are shouting about these wonderful humans here too. We feel lucky to be able to…

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March 19, 2020

Traveler Tales – Mariana Suarez

We are so pleased to introduce Cultural Entrepreneur Mariana Suarez who joined us on our very first Textiles of Peru journey last year. Here she shares her tales and beautiful photographs of this once in a lifetime trip. 1. Which tour/tours have you taken with us? I traveled with you on the first Textiles of…

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March 11, 2020

The Last Incan Bridge

In June of this year we will be lucky enough to witness the annual rebuilding of the last Incan rope bridge, a magnificent work of communal art along an ancient Incan pathway. The bridge made of woven grass in one of the only ones left of its kind. It is not that this rope bridge…

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February 27, 2020

Traveler Tales – Christine Rivers

We’re very excited to launch our new monthly Traveler Tales series where you can hear about our journeys straight from the horses mouth. First up is our wonderful returning traveler Christine Rivers, as you’ll read below Christine has enjoyed many a journey with us, here’s what she has to say.   Christine on one of…

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February 19, 2020

Threads of Peru

Our vast journey through the rural highland weaving villages of Peru on our Textiles of Peru tour  is only possible because of our collaboration with Threads of Peru. Their long standing relationships with the weavers of these communities creates open doors and generous welcome for our travelers. I strongly believe in the work they are…

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February 13, 2020

A Circle of Alpaca

We arrived in the village wrapped in our culture. Our clothing came from the online outlet, the department store, the second hand store, the travel specialty store. We had the “right stuff” because we could and because, well, shouldn’t we? Going traveling far away to an unknown place one should have the right kind of…

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January 15, 2020