Restaurants in Centro Queretaro – Where to Eat for Every Budget
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Restaurants in Centro Queretaro – Where to Eat for Every Budget

Eating while traveling is a given, but where should you eat? Tripadvisor and other review websites are great resources, but are they bolstered by tourists or locals? Around Jardin Zenea alone there’s plenty of choices easily within walking distance. You’ll see people in the parks eating ice cream and dancing. Visit around the holidays and…

Getting Your Temporary Visa or Permanent Visa in Mexico
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Getting Your Temporary Visa or Permanent Visa in Mexico

**This post has been updated with known 2022 requirements from the Mexican government, but still retains our 4 year experience getting both the temporary and permanent visa.** For the past four years, I have shared our experiences of getting the temporary visa. This past December, we qualified for the permanent visa and are ecstatic that…

Three Similar But Different European Christmas Markets
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Three Similar But Different European Christmas Markets

Christmas time is my favorite time of the year. It doesn’t matter if I’m on the beaches of Miami or skiing in the Swiss Alps, the Christmas holiday season transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. I have to admit, I’ve been spoiled when it comes to Christmas. And I’m not talking about gifts. Growing up…

San Miguel Cooking Class at Casa de la Noche
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San Miguel Cooking Class at Casa de la Noche

Casa de la Noche, a boutique bed-and-breakfast in San Miguel de Allende, and Heart of Mexico Wine Tours are partnering together to offer you a unique cooking class experience led by Chef Tom. About Casa de la Noche Boutique Bed-n-Breakfast The current owner of Casa de la Noche has lived in San Miguel de Allende…

Travel, Food, and Wine Holiday Deals
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Travel, Food, and Wine Holiday Deals

Do you love to shop during the holidays? Are you the type that enjoys the shopping frenzy in person, or do you prefer to sit on the couch and let your fingers do the clicking? This year, it’s overwhelming how many deals and discounts are being offered. I’ve narrowed down a few online shopping favorites…

9 Mexican Wine Brands You Should Recognize and Try on a Wine List
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9 Mexican Wine Brands You Should Recognize and Try on a Wine List

Most people are familiar with French and California wines. Oenophiles will rave about Italian and Spanish wines. Chile is known for its cheap, but very delicious wines. And Mexico? Yes. Mexico makes great wines, too. The country of Mexico may not be in the top 10 (or even 20) for producing wine, but that doesn’t…

How to Use Your Smartphone Around the World
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How to Use Your Smartphone Around the World

We can’t even imagine what we would do without our smartphones today. Our handy (pun intended) little computers are our connection to friends, family, social media, our own personal branding, and camera to document all the quirky and wonderful things we see in our daily lives. Wifi around the world is making it easier to…

Best Time of Year To Visit Colonial Mexico
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Best Time of Year To Visit Colonial Mexico

When we tell people we live in Queretaro, Mexico, the usual response is “Where’s that?” What people know about Mexico is abbreviated to beaches, cruises and biased media reports. Yes, Mexico has some beautiful beaches on both coasts. A cruise is a nice introduction to Mexico, but it is only a glimpse of what Mexico…

Mexico’s National Patriotic Dish: Chile en Nogada
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Mexico’s National Patriotic Dish: Chile en Nogada

There’s nothing more Mexican than Chile en Nogada. Beautifully designed with the colors of the Mexican flag and only available in late summer, chile en nogada is the national dish created specifically for Mexico’s Independence Day. Disclosure: Some links may be affiliate links where we receive a super-small commission at no additional cost to you…

Wine, Food, and Music at a Mexican Vendimia
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Wine, Food, and Music at a Mexican Vendimia

Vendimias have been celebrated for thousands of years marking the end of the grape harvest and all the dedication to the vines for the past year. These huge parties were a way to make work fun with food, laughter and music. Today, instead of grape stomping with our feet, we use machines to separate and…