21 Things You’ll Never Read About Mexico When You’re Living in America (Until Now)

View story at Medium.com Before we began our drive from NYC to Argentina, we considered completely skipping over Mexico because we were terrified by endless news reports of constant violence. Our plan was to fly to Guatemala, buy a car, and start driving from there. After speaking to some travelers, we decided to start our […]

Sometimes It’s Not Our Story to Tell

The Zapatistas of Chiapas, Mexico embody a powerful story of unflinching pride, struggle, and resistance. But you won’t hear it from us. When we pulled into San Cristobal de las Casas deep in Southern Mexico, we set out hunting for a story. We’re on a mission, after all, to drive from NYC to Argentina and film […]

Chapter 11: The Magical Palenque Jungle

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from May 2 – 6: Day 32 – Continuing our rally can sometimes be so hard, especially after an experience as profound as ours with Paco. Nearly all the way through this diverse land and we’d seen almost every side of Mexico; from its colonial charms […]

Chapter 10: A San Cristobal Story

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from April 29 – May 1: Day 29, continued – San Cristobal de las Casas, on paper, was a fascinating place. A colonial centerpiece of the Chiapas highlands, this red-roofed municipality comes up in almost any traveler’s itinerary. It is home to the central conflict of the […]

How To: Make Mezcal Like Your Grandfather

So you want to make mezcal. Great! Let us know how it goes and invite us over when it’s ready! Mezcal is the drink of Oaxaca and many would say Mexico. Like its cousin tequila, it’s made from the agave plant, but has a rich, smoky flavor. Mezcal is traditionally handcrafted by small-scale producers using […]

Chapter 9: Parties and Surf in Puerto Escondido

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from April 23 – 29: Day 23 – We get stir crazy when we’re in the same place for more than 2 days. You have to know this about us. Unless we REALLY need to stay, we move on. So, as tempting as it was to […]

How To: Hand-Weave a Traditional Zapotec Rug

So you want to make a rug. Well, that’s an interesting decision but it’s up to you. The Global Goulets visited Vida Nueva, a women’s weaving collective in Teotitlán del Valle. Here’s how it’s been done by the indigenous Zapotec people in Oaxaca, Mexico, for centuries. 1) Pluck some cochineal insects off your cactus plants […]

Podcast Episode 4: Paco Teaches the Goulets a Lesson

This episode is a bit different from our former podcasts. A bit more in depth and a bit more focused. As we settled down in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, we decided we wanted to do something new and really uncover a story. The story we wanted to go after was that of […]

Chapter 8: One-of-a-kind Oaxaca

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from April 21 – 22: Day 21 – Ok, admittedly, this chapter of our journey begins on a Tuesday reserved as a café workday. Before dusk, we put away the laptops, fled from the warm comfort of wifi’s bosom, and went on the prowl for footage […]

Chapter 7: Charlie and the Car Show Factory

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from April 18 – 20: Day 18 – By the time we really got ourselves going in Mexico City, we had to face a tough question: would it be worth driving 5 hours back north to Guanajuato for Charlie’s car show? What made the decision even more difficult […]

Podcast Episode 3: Lusty Luchadors, Small Town Celebrations & a Moment of Gratitude

In this episode of 7 Minutes with the Goulets (we round 9.5 minutes down to 7 minutes in this podcast) we take you inside Arena Mexico, teach you about the crafts and customs of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, discover peanut butter, and have a moment of gratitude. In this weekly audio stream we’ll give you […]

Chapter 6: Once Upon a Time in Mexico City

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from April 15 – 18: Day 15 and 16 – We made the 7-hour drive to Mexico City (it was supposed to be 4…) and arrived to town as the sun was coming down. It had been about 3 weeks since we were in New York, so […]

Chapter 5: A Tale of Two Guanajuatos

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from April 13 – 14: Day 13 – In beautiful Guanajuato, we woke up early in the day to head back into el centro, where Alex had planned to film the roasting process of coffee beans at a local cafe. All went according to plan, and when it […]

Chapter 4: Passport Problems

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from April 11 – 12: Day 11 – In Zacatecas, we got ourselves together rather successfully in the morning, proudly packing our bags without sitting around aimlessly (Alex was so proud!) and got out of town at a reasonable hour. Our budget constraints conversation from the night […]

Livin la Vida Lucha

AND IN A ROUSING UPSET, THE MERCILESS EL TERRIBLE IS TAKEN DOWN BY OUR THREE MASKED HEROES, LOS GLOBAL GOULETS!! *The crowd goes wild* If you find yourself passing through Mexico (we hope you do!), you can learn a lot about the last 50 years of Mexican culture and have a damn good time by […]

Podcast Episode 2: Music, Mercados, and Ancient Ruins

Check out the second episode of our weekly podcast, 7 Minutes with the Goulets, where we take you all around vibrant Mexico City. Through the use of storytelling and extensive soundscapes, we bring you the various sounds of the street musicians, through some pretty interesting (read: sketchy) markets, and around the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan. Every tourist […]

Chapter 3: Zesty Zacatecas

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from April 9 – 10: Day 9 ­– We woke up having no clue where our next destination would be. We thought San Miguel de Allende, but that was 8 hours away and we wanted to avoid the prospect of driving in the dark at all […]

Chapter 2: Fear and Loathing in Monterrey

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from April 7 – 8: Day 7 – We thought we’d be on the road towards Loredo by late morning, but of course we didn’t leave Austin until 4pm. So, we drove through Southern Texas and saw the scorching sun slowly scoot across the sky and out […]

Podcast Episode I: Lost Passports, Mexican Jail, and a Baby Goat

It’s a big day for the Goulets!   Today we are launching the first episode of our weekly podcast, 7 Minutes with the Goulets. It’s our latest and greatest way of connecting with you and bringing you the world while we’re on the road.   In this weekly audio stream we’ll give you a unique, real, and […]