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…

Unique Wineries to Visit Near San Miguel de Allende
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Unique Wineries to Visit Near San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende has been named the Best Small City in the World in 2017, 2018 and 2020 by Conde Naste Traveler readers, and rightly so. Its location in the heart of wine country probably had something to do it. You can’t beat a combination of colonial architecture, colorful festivals, fine dining and wine…

Not All Tours Are the Same – So How Are We Different?
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Not All Tours Are the Same – So How Are We Different?

Buyer beware, you get what you pay for… During my thirty-five years in the wine business, I often came across instances where you didn’t get what you pay for. Fifteen-dollar wines were often just as good as twenty-five-dollar wines. Sometimes fifty-dollar wines were better than one hundred- and fifty-dollar wines. But there is one area…

What to Do If You Get a Parking Ticket in Queretaro
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What to Do If You Get a Parking Ticket in Queretaro

It’s bound to happen. With parking lots being few and far between in Centro and the one-way roads stressing you out, a little space may seem like a gift from heaven, but later comes with a price tag. Here’s a short explanation on what to do if you get a ticket in Centro in Queretaro,…

Latin America’s Best Restaurants- Mexico Edition 2021
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Latin America’s Best Restaurants- Mexico Edition 2021

Mexico has many things to celebrate about its culture, biodiversity and most especially its cuisine. 2021 marked the 500th year of the founding of Mexico City and the 200th year anniversary of its independence from Spain. From its pre-Hispanic cuisine to its European and Middle Eastern influences that they’ve embraced as their own, Mexico is…

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…