If you can’t go to Mexico, Mexico can come to you.

Hotel San Cristóbal Bar
Nick Simonite, Courtesy of the Hotel San Cristóbal
The Hotel San Cristóbal Pool Bar

Here’s some news that will surprise no one: Confinement breeds wanderlust. After being cooped up for months, Americans are scratching their travel itch by searching for their next travel destination. Another not-surprising revelation is that Mexico is at the top of their list of go-to spots once it’s safer to travel, according to research by the travel blog Koala (#2 nationwide, #1 on the west coast). The U.S. misses Mexico, but maybe not as much as Mexico misses tourists. The travel industry and local craftspeople have taken a major hit. One quick fix, however small it may seem, may be to invite a little of the country into your home. Support makers and artisans by buying their goods and boosting your mood with color and craft. Then break out the calendar and start making plans for later.