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If your trip will include North America, be sure to browse through all the North America articles below. We at The Cheap Route have already done a lot of first hand research about North America, we've been there done that when it comes to North America, continue reading to gain first hand insight. Our goal is to to provide the hard to find information and photos about North America.

Mandalay Bay Beach & Pool Review, Las Vegas

Monday, June 28, 2010
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Mandalay Bay Beach & Wave Pool
Body surfing in the wave pool

When choosing your hotel in Las Vegas during the summer months, the pool often times becomes an important factor. The Mandalay Bay Beach and pool is nice; it's well rounded, but not the best around. Depending on what type of pool scene you're looking for, the Mandalay Bay pool is hit or miss. It's got a lazy river, a wave pool, a sand beach, a couple bars, a casino overlooking the pool, a wading pool, and a couple other smaller pools around the outside. If you're looking for a party scene, the Mandalay Bay pool is not so crazy, but it is what you make of it, you can certainly get your drink on and have fun. Cabanas are available, but probably not worth it.

How To Get From The U.S. To Cuba

Saturday, June 19, 2010
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Neon Map of the Bus routes at Havana Bus Station
A neon map showing the bus routes of Cuba at Havana Bus Station

If you’re a US resident trying to get to Cuba before it loses its communist charm, and you aren’t fortunate enough to have a visa approved by the US government, it still is relatively easy to get there. It is illegal and there are consequences if you get caught, but I don’t think catching tourists coming back from Cuba is high on a US Customs Agents list of things to bust people for. The general routes you can take are from the US to Mexico or the Bahamas, and then take a connecting flight to Havana. I went through Cancun, Mexico, so that is what my advice is based on.

Teotihuacan Pyramids, Mexico

Monday, March 15, 2010
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The Sun Pyramid
The Sun Pyramid in Teotihuacan, Mexico

If you visit Mexico City, do not skip out on the Teotihuacan Pyramids. Book a tour out of Mexico City, they'll arrange your transportation to the Pyramids, and bring you by other sites on the way. Your hotel or hostel should be able to book the tour for you. You'll likely get a chance to try different Agave based liquors, including Tequila and Mezcal and get a traditional Mexican meal. Walk from the Moon Pyramid down Avenue of the Dead towards the Sun Pyramid. Climb the Sun Pyramid, touch the Abalone, and climb down. If you arrive at peak hours plan to spend some time waiting in line to climb the Sun Pyramid as limited numbers of people are allowed up at any given time. The stairs are steep and narrow, and its a long ways up, but its worth the climb.

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