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Lola Méndez

Lola Méndez

Contributor, Mexico & Latin America

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The 14 best international travel hacks for Americans

The 14 best international travel hacks for Americans

Whether traveling abroad to hit up a stunning beach, dine at one of the world's best restaurants or check off your European bucket list, the voyage itself is always an adventure. A trip overseas also requires extra forethought and preparation: gathering the correct document, getting familiar with your destination and finding ways to make the travel time a little more enjoyable. If done right, however, an international trip doesn't have to be stressful—especially if you follow these best international travel hacks. From scoring wallet-friendly flights to taking advantage of credit card perks (lounge life is calling), these tried-and-true strategies will make you a savvy international traveler. 

The world’s most LGBTQ+-friendly cities, according to LGBTQ+ travellers

The world’s most LGBTQ+-friendly cities, according to LGBTQ+ travellers

Happy Pride Month, one and all! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and to celebrate, we asked Time Out’s LGBTQ+-identifying writers and editors to tell us all about their favourite city on the planet. The resulting list covers all four corners of the globe, from the beaches of Brazil to the creative hub of Glasgow’s Southside. These are cities with a vibrant queer community, cities that support and protect LGBTQ+ citizens and visitors, and cities that are notable hubs for LGBTQ+ life in their respective countries and regions. So, what are the world’s most LGBTQ+-friendly cities? While we couldn’t possibly name them all, these are some of our favourites. RECOMMENDED:🗻 The world’s best places to travel alone🗺 The world’s most underrated travel destinations😎 The coolest neighbourhoods in the world  

The 20 best restaurants in Mexico

The 20 best restaurants in Mexico

Mexico is home to some of the best cuisine in the world with an abundance of traditional dishes that hail from various states and pueblos. No two places prepare tacos the exact same way whether it be from a street stall to a high-end dining establishment. Eating in Mexico is a culinary adventure that will tantalize the taste buds. Taste regional and seasonal dishes across the country’s top tourist destinations including Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, and Mexico City. These are 20 of today’s best restaurants in Mexico, including new spots that preserve traditional cooking practices and others that celebrate contemporary Mexican cuisine. RECOMMENDED: The best things to do in Mexico

El mejor barrio del mundo en 2022 ¡está en México!

El mejor barrio del mundo en 2022 ¡está en México!

Le preguntamos a 20.000 habitantes de las principales ciudades en el mundo, ¿cuál es el mejor barrio?, ¿qué lo hace especial?, y cuáles son los lugares imprescindibles para divertirse, comer, comprar y hacer comunidad. Desde Portugal a Camboya, muchas ciudades figuraron en el conteo, pero solo un barrio mexicano se llevó la corona este 2022 en el Time Out Index. Además, los locales eligieron otros vecindarios como sus favoritos en México. Nuestro país es un lugar lleno de calidez en su gente, gastronomía deliciosa y hallazgos únicos en sus calles. Va la lista de los barrios mexicanos más votados en el conteo. Revisa la lista completa de los 51 barrios más cool del mundo en este enlace.  

The 51 coolest neighbourhoods in the world

The 51 coolest neighbourhoods in the world

It’s been a rough few years for the world at large – but in many ways, a fantastic one for neighbourhoods. Although we haven’t been able to travel the world as freely as we once did, billions of us have been spending more time than ever closer to home. And in many of the world’s greatest cities, the result has been a full-blown neighbourhood renaissance. It’s true that much-loved local shops, restaurants, bars and creative spaces have, sadly, shuttered for good. But there’s also been a whole wave of new businesses opening, driven not just by increased footfall outside city centres, but also by the ‘great resignation’. City-dwellers have quit their corporate jobs to finally follow their joy, whether it’s opening that corner café or much-needed local LGBTQ+ bar, or just spending more time living slowly and spending more time (and money) in their local area. At the same time, local officials the world over have been re-establishing their neighbourhoods as places for people. In some cases that’s meant overhauling street space: less driving, more walking, cycling and hanging out. In others, it’s meant tackling problems like overtourism, inequality and air pollution. All of this has led to districts looking very different than they did just a few years ago – and becoming better places for locals and travellers alike. RECOMMENDED: The 33 coolest streets in the world Every year, we canvas thousands of city-dwellers around the world in our Time Out Index survey. As always, this year