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Holiday Travel: A Halloween Dream Trip

Photo credit: Xcaret.

Photo credit: Xcaret.

Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I’ve never traveled anywhere to celebrate it–though the list of places I’d like visit on Halloween requires counting on the fingers of more than one hand.  Here’s why: Halloween is far more than a day upon which children get candy and women dress up as nurses-with-loose-morals.  Halloween is (loosely) based on the traditions of a variety of different mythologies.  As such, Halloween is a truly American holiday–basically, as a nation, we stole from a variety of rich, older-than-us cultures and then added scores of Snickers Bars and a dash of Hollywood.

Sounds pretty damn American to me.

This Halloween, I’m lifting the thin veil between worlds and traveling from New Mexico to…old Mexico.

I will be spending American-Halloween (today) in the states–in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  And then I’m traveling from Albuquerque to Playa del Carmen tomorrow to observe the Dia de los Muertos at Xcaret eco-park, where upwards of 40,000 other people will be celebrating the Festival of Life and Death.

If that’s not a Halloween-loving travel nerd’s dream come true, I don’t know what is.

I’m going with no plans, no preconceived notions, no goals.  I just want to observe and learn.  And take notes and (when appropriate) photos, so that I can share my experiences with all of you.  I can’t wait.  And fortunately, I don’t have to, as my flight leaves in less than 24 hours.

Help make my international data plan worthwhile, and follow along on Twitter or, better, on Instagram, as I experience the Festival of Life and Death.  I will be photo-posting and tweeting throughout the weekend.

Disclosure: I am being hosted by Experiences Xcaret.  However, all thoughts, opinions, lessons learned, and otherworldly experiences are, as always, my own.  

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