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Why I’m Going to Chiapas, Mexico


I’m going to Chiapas, Mexico!


Sound familiar? You’re right. I went to Chiapas this time last year as well. (Here you can read the recap of ATMEX 2013.) But this year, I’m going with more responsibility. I’m attending ATMEX, Adventure Travel Mexico, to share my thoughts on storytelling. Teaming up with Pam Mandel, one of the sharpest writers I know, we are going to talk about the importance of storytelling and digital media to our audience. I’m really excited about this opportunity to share my love of storytelling and digital media.

JunoKim @ATMEXATMEX Storytelling


That’s not it!

Before starting the official program, I’ll be traveling around San Luis Potosí. I’ve visited Chiapas last year quite briefly, but this time I’m going to jump off of a waterfall, go rafting, rappelling, scuba diving, and more for four days in San Luis Potosi (Huasteca area). It will be a nice change of scenery from hot and humid Borneo to hot and humid Mexico…. oh wait… All jokes aside, I’m very excited.

The actual ATMEX conference will be held in San Cristobal de Las Casas between 27 – 30 August. ATMEX is a specialized event in Adventure Tourism and Nature, currently one of the most important ones in Mexico. It counts on the participation of both national exhibitors, as well as national and international buyers. ATMEX is supported by SECTUR Federal, The Mexico Tourism Board (CPTM) and by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA).

If you want to know more about ATMEX, please visit their website

Follow my journey through Mexico with #ATMEX and @ATMEX_Official ! As always, I’ll be reporting my travels through @RunawayJuno on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and here on


Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Juno set off for the wider world to pursue her passion for travel and storytelling. She traveled the world as an award-winning travel blogger and photographer, witnessing the everyday life of different cultures. Currently based in Anchorage, Alaska and exploring this amazing Last Frontier. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Instagram .


  1. Stephanie says:

    Long-time reader, first-time commenter. (Well, I think this is my first comment, anyway…) For some inexplicable reason, I’ve wanted to go to Chiapas for the past 15 years…but haven’t yet made it there. I look forward to reading your stories!

  2. Bhavya says:

    If creating storyboards around travel is what they called you for, they got the best person for the job 🙂

    Wish you all the luck!


  3. Oooh, ATMEX sounds like such a good time and your session sounds great! Best of luck and enjoy your time in Chiapas! 🙂

  4. Meaghan says:

    Great post darling!

  5. Sounds like an amazing place and an awesome time you are having over there – thanks for sharing this on blog!, This is really awesome.

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