Top 6 Reasons to Visit the Pueblo Magico of Dolores Hidalgo
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Top 6 Reasons to Visit the Pueblo Magico of Dolores Hidalgo

The Pueblo Magico of Dolores Hidalgo may be smaller than its neighbor San Miguel de Allende, but it’s rich in Mexican history, art and charm. This tiny town is where Father Miguel Hidalgo gave the cry for independence from the Spanish rule. The Mexican War of Independence may have started in this town, but it’s…

The Makings of a Truly Memorable Meal
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The Makings of a Truly Memorable Meal

Tiffany and I leave for Lima, Peru today in what could be the final frontier of our food adventures. Over the course of nine days we will dine at ten of the top 50 restaurants in Latin America as well as the newly opened Kjolle, solo venture of Central partner Pia Leone. When we go…

Queretaro Winery: Puerta del Lobo
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Queretaro Winery: Puerta del Lobo

Mexico has excellent wines, and some of our favorites are the Sauvignon Blanc, Tempranillo blends and Nebbiolo wines from the various regions. One of the bottles of Sauvignon Blanc we tried was from Puerta del Lobo winery located just on the other side of the Queretaro airport from where we live. It was fresh with…

Casaliza Hotel Boutique in San Miguel de Allende
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Casaliza Hotel Boutique in San Miguel de Allende

Part of the charm of San Miguel de Allende are the old haciendas transformed into boutique hotels and Bed & Breakfasts. Some have been renovated for a more modern look, but many retain the 18th and 19th century feel with antique touches. One we recently stayed in was Casaliza Hotel Boutique. Casaliza has all the…

Getting Lucky with Carnitas and Barbacoa
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Getting Lucky with Carnitas and Barbacoa

We did quite a bit of research before selecting the greater Queretaro area to relocate to. One thing we did not look into was what are the local food specialties? Call it dumb luck but we were fortunate enough to stumble onto some fairly remarkable local delicacies, most notably carnitas and barbacoa. Carnitas Santa Rosa…