Cohetes and Palomas During Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day
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Cohetes and Palomas During Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day

If you think you’ll experience peace and relaxation when you visit or move to Mexico, keep dreaming. Mexicans are party animals. If there is something to celebrate, there will be music, dancing, singing, fireworks and most especially, the loud booms of cohetes and palomas. Cohetes and Palomas 24/7 Today, December 12, is the religious holiday…

Explore the Wine Region of Queretaro, Mexico
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Explore the Wine Region of Queretaro, Mexico

Queretaro’s landscape and climate might not seem like ideal growing conditions with its summer hail storms, but if you look around the world, some of the best wines come from semi-arid climates and high elevations. Queretaro wineries plant their vineyards between 6200-7000 ft elevation which leads to hot days and cool nights. This drastic swing…

The Mexican Art Gift Guide of Handcrafts You Love
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The Mexican Art Gift Guide of Handcrafts You Love

  Has this ever happened to you? You spend your vacation some place fabulous, surrounded by the colors, sights and smells of ancient traditions. You want to share your new love of this culture with your friends and family back home, so you pick up some souvenirs for them; some earrings for your neighbor, a…

Howth: The Perfect Seaside Day Trip From Dublin
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Howth: The Perfect Seaside Day Trip From Dublin

If we had the chance to live in Ireland, Howth would be at the top of our list. This quaint little fishing town is surrounded by natural beauty but still close to Dublin’s big city conveniences.  It exemplifies postcard perfection with its picturesque marina, quaint sea side shops and cafés, coastal cliff walks and historic…