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…

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…

A Taste of Mexican Life in Tequisquiapan
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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
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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
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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!)
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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
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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
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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
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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…

Celebrate Life During the Day of the Dead
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Celebrate Life During the Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a favorite holiday of the Mexican people. While death is a somber experience in many parts of the world, the Mexicans have created a 3-day celebration filled with music, laughter and of course, food. If you are planning a trip to Mexico in the future,…

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…

The Mexican Art Gift Guide of Handcrafts You Love
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The Mexican Art Gift Guide of Handcrafts You Love

  Has this ever happened to you? You spend your vacation some place fabulous, surrounded by the colors, sights and smells of ancient traditions. You want to share your new love of this culture with your friends and family back home, so you pick up some souvenirs for them; some earrings for your neighbor, a…