The Perfect 4-Day Itinerary for Exploring Queretaro
| | | | |

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
| | | | |

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…

15 Iconic Mexican Drinks to Bring You the Taste of Mexico
| | |

15 Iconic Mexican Drinks to Bring You the Taste of Mexico

Mexico is a land of many landscapes, cultures and cuisines. Mexican drinks are just as varied, and like regional food, some drinks are more common in certain places than others. Margaritas on the coasts, micheladas in the central region, microbrews are popular everywhere and wine consumption is growing. Other Mexican drinks are mainly for holidays…

The Best Chocolate In Under The Radar Places
| | | | |

The Best Chocolate In Under The Radar Places

What started out as a travel memoir of the best chocolate from our recent European trip, quickly became a list of delicious chocolate concoctions from our travels around the world over the past decade. First created in the Mesoamerican landscape of Mexico and Central America, the “Drink of the Gods” morphed from a bitter drink…

Pueblo Magico Day Trips From Queretaro
| | |

Pueblo Magico Day Trips From Queretaro

Mexico has one of the most vibrant and fascinating cultures in the world. From ancient civilizations and biodiversity to regional food specialties, a person would need 3 lifetimes to experience it all. The big cities of Mexico City and Guadalajara may be the obvious places to start, but take a detour and discover smaller towns…

Artistic Expressions in San Miguel de Allende
| | |

Artistic Expressions in San Miguel de Allende

For over 70 years, San Miguel de Allende has well been known as an artisan community and expat haven. Travel & Leisure has named it the Best City in the World in 2017 and 2018 and we can see why. Cobblestone streets, multi-colored buildings, a culinary scene that ranges from street food to fine dining,…

Why We Love Mexico City and Visit Again and Again
| |

Why We Love Mexico City and Visit Again and Again

Mexico City is one of the most dynamic cities in the world with its collection of neighborhoods, world class cuisine and an endless list of attractions for the young and old. As a major airline hub for the Americas, its easy and affordable to fly in for a long weekend or extended vacation. Stroll in…

Can I Drink the Water in Mexico? -And Other Cultural Expectations
| |

Can I Drink the Water in Mexico? -And Other Cultural Expectations

Living in Mexico gives us a very different perspective than when we were on vacation. Common questions that were once in our heads have been answered and incorporated into our daily lives. When people come to visit, we are a little surprised by some of the questions about Mexico like ” Can I drink the…

Dine al Fresco at These San Miguel Restaurants
| |

Dine al Fresco at These San Miguel Restaurants

San Miguel de Allende may be known as an artist community and expat haven, but the town is also known for it’s incredible restaurants. Mexican cuisine reigns in this colorful town with regional specialties from the Yucatan to Oaxaca. But for those with more finicky palates, or for locals who just want something different, international…

Amealco, a Pueblo Magico of Waterfalls and Maria Dolls
| |

Amealco, a Pueblo Magico of Waterfalls and Maria Dolls

Amealco de Bonfil is one of the oldest towns in the state of Queretaro and is one of the newest on the list of pueblos magicos. Founded in 1538, Amealco de Bonfil is a place of history and tradition, agriculture and waterfalls. Amealco de Bonfil is located a few minutes from the state border of…

Discover Art, History and Culture at the Museums of Queretaro
| |

Discover Art, History and Culture at the Museums of Queretaro

  The historical area of Queretaro is a UNESCO World Heritage site studded with beautiful architecture and monuments. Queretaro has grown from an agricultural region to the birthplace of the Independence movement, and helped shape Mexico into what it is today. The museums of Quertaro are an easy way to learn about the history and…