Most Memorable Dining Experience- Martin Berasategui
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Most Memorable Dining Experience- Martin Berasategui

From Our Restaurant Archives: We travel extensively mostly for food experiences. When we sit back and reminisce about our adventures, only a handful of restaurants are repeatedly mentioned time and again. Martin Berasategui is one of those. It’s a restaurant that is continuously on the cutting edge of new gastronomical techniques, experiments with flavors and…

La Docena Oyster Bar & Grill in Guadalajara
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La Docena Oyster Bar & Grill in Guadalajara

Moving to Mexico doesn’t mean we’ve given up on our foodie travels. Quite the contrary, it gives us a central base in one of the most diverse foodie countries in the world. From regional cuisines to fine dining, Mexico is a wonderland of flavors, textures and colors. Now we can focus on Latin America’s 50…

Learning Every Day Spanish in Mexico
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Learning Every Day Spanish in Mexico

Did you know that Spanish is either the official or majority language spoken in twenty countries and the territory of Puerto Rico? It’s true! A basic understanding of the language can get you around, but the different nuances of each country can throw a wrench into comprehension. When I lived in the Dominican Republic, I…

Planning a Trip to Guadalajara? What You Should Know Before You Go
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Planning a Trip to Guadalajara? What You Should Know Before You Go

Sometimes you come across a deal that is so mind-boggling cheap, that you jump on it! We had heard that Guadalajara is absolutely beautiful, “The Pearl of the West”. We found a local travel website that offers vacations for  ridiculous prices, like 2-for-1 prices! An unbelievable deal was listed for Guadalajara, so we thought we’d…

Mineral de Pozos: Ghost Town Revival Among Lavender Farms
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Mineral de Pozos: Ghost Town Revival Among Lavender Farms

Mineral de Pozos popped up on our radar one day while searching through Mexican travel websites. It sounded kind of cool. An old mining town that was abandoned twice in the last century, this little ghost town is coming back to life with real estate options, festivals and a Pueblo Magico designation. Mineral de Pozos…

Bucket List Trips to Latin America’s Best Restaurants Booked!
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Bucket List Trips to Latin America’s Best Restaurants Booked!

(Updated 8/30/18) We just booked a ten day trip to Lima, Peru to dine at ELEVEN of Latin America’s Best Restaurants for our anniversary in September! Tiffany and I have been on a bit of a travel bender the last ten years, continuing a journey I began in 1996 with a mission to dine at…

Our Experience with Mexican Car Insurance after an Accident
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Our Experience with Mexican Car Insurance after an Accident

Getting into a car accident is extremely stressful no matter where it happens. But when it happens in a foreign country where your language skills are less than a 3-year-olds’ comprehension, it adds a whole new level of worry, anxiety and stress. Are the procedures the same as in the United States? Will we be…

The Best Mexican Chocolate in Querétaro, Mexico
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The Best Mexican Chocolate in Querétaro, Mexico

Chocolate was introduced to Europe in the 16th century, but the indigenous people of Mexico have been consuming chocolate for thousands of years.  The Europeans went crazy for this natural caffeine source, and began experimenting with adding sugar, milk and cocoa butter to transform the drink into a solid form that could be eaten. While some may…

The Love Story Behind Boutique Hotel La Casa de la Marquesa
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The Love Story Behind Boutique Hotel La Casa de la Marquesa

The boutique hotel La Casa de la Marquesa is a landmark in Queretaro. It is one of the premium boutique hotels in the Colonial Highlands of Mexico, and it all began with a love story. You can ask any local and they will give you a slightly different version every time, but the foundation of…