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…

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…

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…

How to Use Your Smartphone Around the World
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How to Use Your Smartphone Around the World

We can’t even imagine what we would do without our smartphones today. Our handy (pun intended) little computers are our connection to friends, family, social media, our own personal branding, and camera to document all the quirky and wonderful things we see in our daily lives. Wifi around the world is making it easier to…

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…

Wine, Food, and Music at a Mexican Vendimia
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Wine, Food, and Music at a Mexican Vendimia

Vendimias have been celebrated for thousands of years marking the end of the grape harvest and all the dedication to the vines for the past year. These huge parties were a way to make work fun with food, laughter and music. Today, instead of grape stomping with our feet, we use machines to separate and…

Best Restaurants in Queretaro (Outside of Centro)
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Best Restaurants in Queretaro (Outside of Centro)

One of the reasons why we chose to live in Queretaro was because of its multi-cultural food scene. Queretaro’s restaurant scene may not be as well-known as Mexico City or San Miguel de Allende, but its flair for traditional, contemporary and international cuisines cannot be denied. Queretaro has restaurants ranging from Korean BBQ and Indian…

Visit These Cheese Farms of Queretaro
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Visit These Cheese Farms of Queretaro

Queretaro is home to one of the largest growing cities in Mexico, but just outside of the “big city” you’ll find the entrance to the Sierra Gorda mountains, a growing wine region and farmland stretching over the green hillsides. Roads are lined with cornfields, hot houses, and dairy farms with grazing animals watched over by…