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Simona Rahmanova

I decided to see what the world had to offer and to write about it. Now I am lucky enough to walk hand in hand with two of my greatest passions - travel and writing.

How did you get involved in travel?

"The first time I moved abroad by myself I was 21 years old - but in my mind, I was already living abroad at the age of 15. I have always been fascinated by different cultures and exploring places and my curious nature got a hold of me - now I don't think it will ever let go. Once I realized, in my late 20's, how much you learn about yourself and life when traveling, the door opened even wider and in a way traveling to me is like walking into a magic land every time I reach a new destination. I am lucky to see the world through that magical door."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"My best experience so far has been South America - without a doubt. Traveling through Chile and Bolivia for weeks was an experience I'll never forget. Experiencing the great variety of nature, waking up to monkeys greeting me good morning, experiencing natural wonders - like Salar Uyuni, and standing on a surfboard for the first time in Chilean water, definitely leaves an impact on one's soul."

Cancún  in Mexico
Mexico in December: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

December in Mexico brings big holiday celebrations, excellent wildlife viewing, and high-season crowds. In Mexico City, traditional Christmas festivals and events abound. Head to Bahia Magdalena for seasonal whale watching. And it's a great time for watersport activities such as kiteboarding and windsurfing in Los Cabo, along with snorkeling and diving.

Day of the Dead Parade in Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico in November: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

Jungle exploration, warm-water swimming, and seasonal festivities: this is November in Mexico. It's quieter now than in the coming winter, and temperatures are pleasant on the Pacific Coast and in the Yucatán Peninsula. In Chiapas, head to the Agua Azul waterfall park or the less-visited Laguna Miramar. And Dia de los Muertos celebrations bring a joy to the whole country—the most fabulous parades are in Puerto Vallarta and Mexico City.

Acapulco Coast in Mexico
Mexico in October: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

October is an excellent month for both nature and culture. You could base your trip around cultural sightseeing in Mexico City: visit the famous La Merced market, take a walking through the historic streets, and day-trip to Teotihuacán to see the world's third-largest pyramid. Or, head straight to the beaches of Acapulco (especially during the quieter latter-half of the month), to enjoy the sunshine and some very daring cliff-diving performances. Read on for more options.

Great Mayan Reef in Mexico
Mexico in September: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

For the culture and beach lover, September in Mexico is a great time. You can choose between the warm weather in the south and dive into one of the 6,000 cenotes in the Yucatán Peninsula, or go on an island diving tour along the Sea of Cortez. September brings some of the best conditions for snorkeling and exploring places such as San Miguel de Allende. Expect culture, a lot of fun in the water, and picturesque sceneries.

 Hierve el Agua in Oaxaca, Mexico
Mexico in August: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

August in southern Mexico is quite hot—great for the traveler who loves water-based activities—while cooler northern Mexico offers plenty of culture and outdoor activities. On Guadalupe Island, you can dive with the Great White Sharks that arrive in abundance this month. Or, visit Oaxaca to see the amazing Hierve el Agua waterfalls, and to experience sought-after regional culture. Read on for more about the weather and activities in August.

La Huasteca  in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Mexico in July: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

July in Mexico is all about beach time and water adventures. It is one of the hottest months, making it an ideal time to swim, snorkel, and dive in underwater caves. Take a trip to the Sea of Cortez to swim among beautiful reefs and whale sharks, cooling off in a cenote in Cancún. Go on exploration tours in the Sierra Madre, or head to one of the world's best diving reef sites in Cozumel. This month, you can also attend the annual Grape Harvest Festival, where you can bike between vineyards and enjoy some of the country's best wines.