Viva La VW!

The Great Ocean Road, the Corniche, Highway 1, the Amalfi Coast…  you’ll find great road trips in all corners of the globe, most of which involve powering along a magnificent coastline. But a quirkier option came to my attention this week – exploring central Mexico’s colonial cities from a convertible VW Beetle.


Offered by Houdini’s Muse, which hooks you up with off-beat, culturally-rich tours, the seven-day trip takes in Mexico City, Santiago de Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende, Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajanto, Morelia and Patzcuaro, said to have one of the best Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico.


Drivers travel in a convoy, convening at taquerias, posadas, museums and markets and passing ancient ruins, agave-strewn landscapes, deserts, mountains and artisan’s roadside stalls on the way – and not an ocean wave in sight.


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