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It’s a good thing that Zihuatanejo usually doesn’t appear on the shortlist of famous Mexican beache

s. This low-key fishing village on the Pacific coast doesn’t get nearly as much attention as Cancun, Acapulco, or Puerto Vallarta, giving it a more relaxed and off-the-beaten-track vibe. There are many things to do in Zihuatanejo Bay, such as lounging on the beach, swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving, along with exploring the tiny but charming town of the same name. On plane tickets and tour brochures, Zihuatanejo is often paired with neighboring Ixtapa, called Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. A trip to one doesn’t automatically mean that you’ll be seeing both. The two are roughly 10 kilometers from each other and a little different: Ixtapa is more modern and spread out, with tall hotels and big resorts, and its beaches are on the...

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It’s a good thing that Zihuatanejo usually doesn’t appear on the shortlist of famous Mexican beache

s. This low-key fishing village on the Pacific coast doesn’t get nearly as much attention as Cancun, Acapulco, or Puerto Vallarta, giving it a more relaxed and off-the-beaten-track vibe. There are many things to do in Zihuatanejo Bay, such as lounging on the beach, swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving, along with exploring the tiny but charming town of the same name. On plane tickets and tour brochures, Zihuatanejo is often paired with neighboring Ixtapa, called Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. A trip to one doesn’t automatically mean that you’ll be seeing both. The two are roughly 10 kilometers from each other and a little different: Ixtapa is more modern and spread out, with tall hotels and big resorts, and its beaches are on the...

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How ComplexCon plans to keep the spirit of the event online with ComplexLand

It’s a cutting-edge mall mixed with a fashion conference that landed on top of a music festival all inside of a video game. And ComplexLand, the online version of the annual ComplexCon event, makes its virtual debut Dec. 7-11. And just like the real-life version, which mixes pop culture with edgy fashion and sneaker drops plus live music and fashion panels at the Long Beach Convention Center, ComplexLand attendees will be able dress up in stylish gear and enter stores to buy merchandise, see performances and some will even get some grub from food trucks. How? A personalized avatar will do all the walking and shopping in a three-dimensional world meant to recreate the real-life experience of ComplexCon. “It was...

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Giddy Up! The Best Places to Horse Around in the DMV

There is something mystical (and even magical) about a horse. It’s no wonder every little cowboy and cowgirl begs for a pony ride (and some, for the actual pony!). If you’re looking to spend the day with an equine friend, or your junior jockey wants to start lessons, the following are some of the best stables for wee riders in the DMV. photo: Traci Medlock via Lock & Co. Photography  Best For: Pony Rides Rock Creek Horse Center What tot-sized trotter doesn’t love a pony ride? This stable—conveniently located in the city—offers rides on weekdays June-Aug. and on weekends April-Oct. Pony rides are $22 for a 10-15 minute ride. Children must be at least 30″ tall and 2.5 year of...

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