Today’s twitter chat was a blast! After all, it is Tuesday, and that’s the best time to talk about travel, right? I was approached by CheapOair a few weeks ago in regard to being a guest on their Tuesday Twitter Chat. I have participated in plenty of twitter chats, but this was my first time being the featured expert. As I am a fan of the website, and have used it in the past to book international flights, I didn’t hesitate to jump on board.
The best thing of all? The topic was Mexico. I have been to Mexico several times for vacation, as part of my Master’s program, to visit family, for my brother’s wedding, chasing love, and (my favorite) to backpack on a solo trip to countless gorgeous cities and ruins. Half of my heritage comes from Mexico, so with good reason, the country is dear to my heart. With these experiences, I thoroughly enjoyed sharing my knowledge of different areas with those who joined the chat. It was quite a success! I was able to connect with several new travelers, hear their ideas, and even get my ego stroked a bit: “You know so much about Mexico!” one tweeter said. That definitely made me happy. Not only that, I was able to support an airfare website that has allowed me- and countless other budget travelers- the opportunity to get to my destination without breaking the piggy bank.
If you missed out on the chat, here is a recap of what the conversation looked like (handles and hashtags included!):
1. @CheapOair: What are some travel essentials for a trip to #Mexico? #CheapOairChat
Chronicles of a Travel addict (aka @TravelChronicle): Travel essentials for #Mexico: Swimwear, sunscreen, @Teva sandals, @SteriPEN, camera, warms layers and a HUGE appetite! #CheapOairChat
2. @CheapOair: What’s #MexicoCity’s number one must-see attraction? #CheapOairChat
@TravelChronicle: There’s PLENTY to do in #DF, but you can’t miss the nearby @UNESCO site: #Teotihuacan and its Pre-Colombian #pyramids! #CheapOairChat
3. @CheapOair: What’s your favorite adventure travel activity to do in #Mexico? #CheapOairChat
@TravelChronicle: #Adventure abounds in #Mexico. There’s rock climbing, snorkeling & #tequila tasting, but my fave so far is #parasailing! #CheapOairChat
4. @CheapOair: What are some good locations for photographers to visit in #Zacatecas, #Mexico? #CheapOairChat
@TravelChronicle: In #Zacatecas, #photographers should go to: Cerro La Bufa for panoramic city views, Rafael Coronel Museum & La Quemada. #CheapOairChat
5. @CheapOair: When’s the best time to visit #Guanajuato, #Mexico, events-wise? #CheapOairChat
@TravelChronicle: Renowned for its @cervantino #festival, #Guanajuato gathers world #travelers each October to celebrate #DonQuixote. #CheapOairChat
6. @CheapOair: What spots in #Cancun, #Mexico you would recommend to tourists? #CheapOairChat
@TravelChronicle: While staying in gorgeous #Cancun, don’t miss #Tulum, nearby #IslaMujeres, #Xcaret, and the world wonder, #ChichenItza! #CheapOairChat
7. @CheapOair: Other than #Cancun, where are #Mexico’s best beaches? #CheapOairChat
@TravelChronicle: If you’re not into touristy #beach towns, head to #Zihuatanejo, #Guayabitos, or #BahiaConcepcion. ALWAYS ask the locals! #CheapOairChat
8. @CheapOair: What’s your favorite thing about #Puebla, #Mexico? #CheapOairChat
@TravelChronicle: My #Puebla faves: #azulejos (blue tiles) used in architecture, handmade #art, markets, and #dulces (sweets). #Mexico #CheapOairChat
9. @CheapOair: Which accommodations would you recommend for a stay in #Queretaro, #Mexico? #CheapOairChat
@TravelChronicle: In #Queretaro, I’d recommend staying at #BlueBicycleHostel for those on a #budget & @GranHotelQro for a bit of #luxury. #CheapOairChat
10. @CheapOair: Last but not least, how would you describe #Mexico in one word? #CheapOairChat
@TravelChronicle: I connect with #Mexico on so many levels- family, friends, art, food, nature & vibrant culture. The word would be #home. #CheapOairChat
@CheapOair: That wraps this week’s #CheapOairChat! A big thanks to @TravelChronicle for being our guest! Join us next Tues. at 1 PM EST for another!
@TravelChronicle: Thank you to @CheapOair for having me! It was a pleasure, and I hope you all visit #Mexico soon!
If you are looking to buy a flight, and are a budget traveler like me, I highly recommend checking out CheapOair. If you want to participate in their next Tuesday Twitter Chat, just look up the hashtag “CheapOairChat.” Thanks to everyone who participated!
What do you think? What is your favorite city in Mexico? Is there anything you would add to my answers? (Being limited to 140 characters had its challenges!) What does Mexico mean to you? I’d love to hear your input!