Escape the April showers and head to Zihuatanejo for a sunny culinary experience.

The 2012 travel climate in Mexico is different than in years past. A combination of the depressed economy and media hype over the supposed dangers of traveling south of the border mean that the usually-thriving Mexican tourism industry is experiencing a lull. What this translates to for you, my little Seattle songbird, is mucho savings in the sand and sun.