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…

6-Day Itinerary for Exploring Puebla, Mexico
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6-Day Itinerary for Exploring Puebla, Mexico

Known worldwide for its Talavera, Baroque architecture, and mole poblano, Puebla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a true treasure of Mexican life from the past to the present. For travelers who enjoy history, food, and architecture, Puebla should be at the top of your list. Plenty of day trips are offered from Mexico…

What to Eat in Puebla (and the Restaurants to Try Them)
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What to Eat in Puebla (and the Restaurants to Try Them)

Puebla is known as one of the gastronomic regions in Mexico, and is recognized under the UNESCO category of Intangible Heritage.  The people of Puebla have been practicing their traditions for thousands of years, well before the Spanish arrived and even before the tribes of the continent were recording their history. Traditions of planting, rotating…

Antique and Talavera Shopping in Puebla
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Antique and Talavera Shopping in Puebla

Puebla is a shopper’s paradise! From antique shops to street markets, fine dining to street food, Los Sapos is the perfect base location to discover treasures from all eras. While everyone has different tastes and prefers different things, we created this overview of Los Sapos and the street markets in Puebla, plus suggestions on where…

Why Tour the Heart of Mexico With Wine Experts
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Why Tour the Heart of Mexico With Wine Experts

Mexico has been making wine longer than any other country in the Americas, a full 242 years longer than the oldest winery in the United States. But for social, religious, and governmental reasons wine has not been fully embraced by the native population. Mexico has been a tequila, brandy, and beer culture for hundreds of…

Christmas in San Miguel de Allende
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Christmas in San Miguel de Allende

Christmas in Mexico is a festive and joyous occasion. Celebrations typically combine religious traditions with family gatherings, cultural customs, and a lot of noise. Though department stores start selling Christmas decorations as early as September, most towns will not start decorating in earnest until the second week of December. With mild temperatures, colorful architecture, and…

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…

The Best Cities to See the Most Christmas Markets in Europe
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The Best Cities to See the Most Christmas Markets in Europe

Whether it’s your first time visiting Europe’s Christmas markets or your 20th, Christmas markets are magical. The smell of wood, gingerbread, and mulled wine surrounded by twinkling lights and decorations transforms a city into a wondrous fairyland.  With at least 30 cities consistently being named “the Best Christmas Markets” it’s hard to decide where to…

How to Plan the Perfect Trip to Europe’s Best Christmas Markets
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How to Plan the Perfect Trip to Europe’s Best Christmas Markets

I’m obsessed with Christmas time, and there’s nothing like a European Christmas market (or 10) to really get into the spirit of things. When I was a kid living in Germany, I always looked forward to the Christmas season. Back then, they were small, maybe just filling one plaza or two. Today, major cities have…

Barcelona Bliss: Sun, Sea, and Serenity on Spain’s Mediterranean Coast
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Barcelona Bliss: Sun, Sea, and Serenity on Spain’s Mediterranean Coast

This is a sponsored post by Exoticca.com featuring one of Spain’s most popular destinations, Barcelona. Check out their trip itineraries to see the best of Spain! Barcelona is a city that has something for everyone. From its rich history to the incomparable food scene, it is easy to see why so many people love the…