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…

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…

Travel, Food, and Wine Holiday Deals
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Travel, Food, and Wine Holiday Deals

Do you love to shop during the holidays? Are you the type that enjoys the shopping frenzy in person, or do you prefer to sit on the couch and let your fingers do the clicking? This year, it’s overwhelming how many deals and discounts are being offered. I’ve narrowed down a few online shopping favorites…

9 Mexican Wine Brands You Should Recognize and Try on a Wine List
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9 Mexican Wine Brands You Should Recognize and Try on a Wine List

Most people are familiar with French and California wines. Oenophiles will rave about Italian and Spanish wines. Chile is known for its cheap, but very delicious wines. And Mexico? Yes. Mexico makes great wines, too. The country of Mexico may not be in the top 10 (or even 20) for producing wine, but that doesn’t…

Best Time of Year To Visit Colonial Mexico
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Best Time of Year To Visit Colonial Mexico

When we tell people we live in Queretaro, Mexico, the usual response is “Where’s that?” What people know about Mexico is abbreviated to beaches, cruises and biased media reports. Yes, Mexico has some beautiful beaches on both coasts. A cruise is a nice introduction to Mexico, but it is only a glimpse of what Mexico…