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July 30, 2009

Photo of the Day: Mexico Musicians

Mexico-musician There are just two days left in our 2009 Dream Trip Contest! You have only until July 31 to enter for a chance to win a $25,000 vacation to wherever you choose. So far, we've had more than 17,000 contenders. For inspiration for your own entry, read our take on a submission that caught our eye:

In travel, as in life, sometimes you start out looking for one thing and then end up (happily) finding another. So it was with Dream Trip entrant normans, who traveled near Oaxaca, Mexico, to find the Tule Tree, one of the world's biggest plants.

"While I was concentrating on how to photograph this giant biomass, a local father and son duo of musicians came over to serenade me," writes normans in the Dream Trip entry "The Musicians". "Their performance was distracting, so I gave them a few pesos and asked in my poor Spanish that they stop playing. They misunderstood and played even louder until I tried with more vigor and pesos to persuade them to stop. Receiving money to cease playing was beyond their comprehension; the boy's face melted into a look of frustration and bewilderment. My photo of his expression is more memorable to me than all the photos I finally took of the Tule Tree."

Share your travel photos and memories in our 2009 Dream Trip Contest. You could be just a few clicks away from a $25,000 trip to anywhere you choose.


Great story! As so often happens in Mexico, the real experience is rarely what you planned on in the first place.


Hi everyone! I just booked my winter travel plans to Los Cabos, Baja California. With the state of the economy, lots of hotels are offering huge discounts for people looking to travel to Mexico. One of my favorite chains, Barcelo (Spain) is offering an incredible deal where anyone can get up to 20% off any reservation. The Barcelo hotel in Cabo is under construction, with an opening date of December 1  if anyone is thinking about going to Cabo, this promotion really is a great way to save some money. Just go to and write a review of what kind of hotel room you would like to stay in. Hopefully see some people down Mexico way!

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