A Taste of Mexican Life in Tequisquiapan
Blog | Mexico | Pueblos Magicos | Queretaro

A Taste of Mexican Life in Tequisquiapan

Tequisquiapan is the perfect escape from city life. Surrounded by dairy farms and vineyards, Tequisquiapan is an oasis for relaxation with its spas, boutique hotels and countryside activities. Spend the morning hot-air ballooning over the agricultural fields, soak in the special mineral waters at numerous spas in the afternoon, shop at the Mercado de Artisanas…

Getting a COVID-19 Antigen Test Before Flying Back to the States
Expats | Mexico | Travel | USA

Getting a COVID-19 Antigen Test Before Flying Back to the States

This post is for those who want to know what they need to do to travel to Mexico and get back into the United States. Right now, traveling abroad is limited, but Mexico is open for tourists. But getting back into the United States has an additional requirement: a negative COVID-19 antigen test. This is…

Once Upon a Time in Mexico Film Locations
Blog | Mexico | Queretaro | San Miguel de Allende | Travel

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’sno wonder Americans believe it’s “dangerous” to go to Mexico. One of ourfavorite movies, Once Upon a Time in Mexico has all that and more. It’s a story of love, revenge, strategic political crap, and witty…

Travel Guide to Hiking Peña de Bernal (3rd Time’s the Charm!)
Blog | Mexico | Pueblos Magicos

Travel Guide to Hiking Peña de Bernal (3rd Time’s the Charm!)

Ever since we first visited the tiny pueblo magico of San Sebastian Bernal on a tour in 2017, we wanted to hike Peña de Bernal, supposedly the third largest monolith in the world. Little did we know, it would be more than a year after we moved here, and a few mishaps, that we would…

Sea Lion Adventure in the Sea of Cortez
Baja California | Blog | Mexico | Travel | Wildlife

Sea Lion Adventure in the Sea of Cortez

Jacques Cousteau once said the Sea of Cortez is a diver’s paradise with a biodiversity unmatched anywhere. I wholeheartedly agree. The Sea of Cortez is home to countless species of mammals, fish, and invertebrates. Some visit in the winter months to soak in the warm waters, others are permanent residents. On this trip, I visited…

Explore the Wine Region of Queretaro, Mexico
Blog | Life in Queretaro | Queretaro | Wine

Explore the Wine Region of Queretaro, Mexico

Queretaro’s landscape and climate might not seem like ideal growing conditions with its summer hail storms, but if you look around the world, some of the best wines come from semi-arid climates and high elevations. Queretaro wineries plant their vineyards between 6200-7000 ft elevation which leads to hot days and cool nights. This drastic swing…

Unique Wineries to Visit Near San Miguel de Allende
Blog | San Miguel de Allende | Wine

Unique Wineries to Visit Near San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende has been named the Best Small City in the World in 2017, 2018 and 2020 by COnde Naste Traveler readers, and rightly so. Its location in the heart of wine country probably had something to do it. You can’t beat a combination of colonial architecture, colorful festivals, fine dining and wine…

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…