Getting to Know Mexico

On assignment in Oaxaca (Mitla) with Mexico Today (photo by Laurie Costanza)

On assignment in Oaxaca (Mitla) with Mexico Today (photo by Laurie Costanza)

Back in June 2009, the perfect storm of ideas hit me after reading an article about a guy who won the ‘Best Job in the World’ contest. Ben Southall won the highly sought-after job as ‘Blogger’ and caretaker of the idyllic Hamilton Island on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, complete with salary and housing at a luxury villa.

As this time rolls around each year, I see stories on him, reminding me of the reason I started what I did.

Come this June, I will be celebrating the third anniversary of the day I plunged into the blogosphere and created The MEXICO Report, with pure intentions of just sharing my love of Mexico and highlighting the stories and everyday happenings that people don’t really hear about much in the mainstream media. I wanted people to get to know Mexico from a different perspective and see it in a different light.

Ironically, last June I received an email inquiry from a communications firm on asking if I was interested in blogging about Mexico.  Needless-to-say, I quickly jumped on board. All of the stories I wrote during that special six months are located in the tab above called ‘Mexico Today‘.

As luck (and timing) would have it, I’m thrilled to report that I’ve been asked to continue my work with Mexico Today as Community Manager, in the spirit of sharing more good news about Mexico. During the next six months, in addition to my regular posts, you will see occasional articles relating back to the Mexico Today website, Facebook page and Tweets with hashtag #MexicoToday.

Always in a global effort to foster and strengthen positive relations with Mexico, thank you for subscribing, reading and sharing the news as well.  Even though I’ve been traveling to Mexico for many years, I find that I’m always getting to know Mexico better and that will always be the goal with this site.

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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at

5 comments for “Getting to Know Mexico

  1. 2012-05-29 at 3:32 pm

    Hi there

    Just wanted to say that its great to hear the competition I won back in 2009 is the source for so many people’s inspiration from travel to writing blogs.

    I think it’s awesome that you’re helping to promote your own country in this way, keep up the good work!

    Ben Southall

    • Susie Albin-Najera
      2012-05-30 at 6:19 am

      Wow! What a huge (and very exciting) surprise to find a comment from the person/story who inspired me to start my blog! Ben, I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to comment (let alone find my blog!). It is an honor and you have definitely validated all of the hard work it takes to keep readers informed about the benefits of travel. Thank you!!!

  2. jose
    2012-05-28 at 9:08 am

    that is awesome- i enjoy following your stories- thanks!

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