The Best Day Trips and Tours in San Miguel de Allende by a Local
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The Best Day Trips and Tours in San Miguel de Allende by a Local

San Miguel de Allende is known for its cobblestoned streets, colorful architecture, and many galleries, but there is so much more to experience in and around this UNESCO World Heritage Site. From farms and wineries to adrenaline adventures and unique home and garden tours, there is something for everyone. You may get overwhelmed by the…

Guanajuato City: Travel Guide on What Not to Miss
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Guanajuato City: Travel Guide on What Not to Miss

From the moment we got out of the tunnel, we were in love with Guanajuato City. I don’t know if its because of the colorful facades or the mountains looming up behind the buildings, but we were hooked.  Music and the arts define this city. Live music is performed on the steps of Teatro Juarez…

Where to Dine in San Miguel de Allende
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Where to Dine in San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende may be known as an artist community and expat haven, but the town is also known for its incredible restaurants. Mexican cuisine reigns in this colorful town with regional specialties from the Yucatan to Oaxaca. But for those with more finicky palates, or for locals who just want something different, international…

Queretaro Wine Tours With Wine Experts
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Queretaro Wine Tours With Wine Experts

Queretaro is located in the Heart of Mexico and offers something for everyone. With an international airport, almost 500 years of written history, magic towns, and a growing wine region, you can have a jam-packed weekend of fun, or a relaxing week or two exploring things at your leisure.  Sometimes it’s hard to know where…

San Miguel Wine Tours With Wine Experts
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San Miguel Wine Tours With Wine Experts

San Miguel de Allende has been charming visitors for decades with its colorful streets, art, and mercados. Conde Nast Traveler readers have named San Miguel de Allende the Best Small City in the World in 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2021, and 2022.  And now there’s another reason to visit this compact artisan community… wineries! Our…

Once Upon a Time in Mexico Film Locations
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Once Upon a Time in Mexico Film Locations

Movies about Mexico seem to be centered around the cartel, depressing living conditions, and gun violence. (Can we say stereotype?) It’s no wonder Americans believe it’s “dangerous” to go to Mexico. One of our favorite movies, Once Upon a Time in Mexico has all that and more. It’s a story of love, revenge, strategic political…

Pueblo Magico Day Trips From Queretaro
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Pueblo Magico Day Trips From Queretaro

Mexico has one of the most vibrant and fascinating cultures in the world. From ancient civilizations and biodiversity to regional food specialties, a person would need 3 lifetimes to experience it all. Take a detour from the popular places in Mexico and discover smaller towns aptly named pueblos magicos rich in heritage and artisan crafts….

The Perfect 4-Day Itinerary for Exploring Queretaro
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The Perfect 4-Day Itinerary for Exploring Queretaro

Queretaro’s Centro incorporates more than 204 blocks of history, politics, conspiracies, and even a love story, yet it is usually overlooked for its more famous neighbor San Miguel de Allende. There’s so much to see and do that skipping out on this UNESCO World Heritage Site would be a sad mistake. We recommend spending at…

The Perfect 4-Day Itinerary for San Miguel de Allende
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The Perfect 4-Day Itinerary for San Miguel de Allende

It’s easy to fall in love with San Miguel de Allende. The beautiful colors, Baroque architecture and incredible rooftop restaurants all contribute to the charm of the city. Artisans have been flocking to San Miguel de Allende for almost 80 years because of its artistic beauty and mild climate. My mother even mentioned that she would…

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…

The Best Boutique Hotels in Queretaro
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The Best Boutique Hotels in Queretaro

Searching for the perfect boutique hotel can take hours. Believe me, I know. I searched online and then on foot for over a week visiting hotels for our wine festival weekends. We have stayed in a few boutique hotels in Centro before we moved to Queretaro and on occasion during holiday peak seasons (when traffic…

The Best and Worst Time of Year To Visit Central Mexico
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The Best and Worst Time of Year To Visit Central Mexico

Mexico may be known for its beaches, margaritas, and tacos, but there’s so much more to this country than getting sand in your bikini. Discover the beautiful baroque architecture, award-winning wine regions, and regional food specialties in Central Mexico, the real heart of Mexico. How We Came to Know Central Mexico Tom spent some of…