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…

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…

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…

Dine al Fresco at These San Miguel Restaurants
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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…

Christmas Lights and Decorations in San Miguel de Allende
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Christmas Lights and Decorations in San Miguel de Allende

  As we get older the presents matter less to us, and the experiences matter more. Our Christmas tree is full of souvenirs from our travels, but there’s always space for more ornaments and lights. If we had unlimited funds for Christmas lights and decorations, I’m sure I could compete against any of the Disney…

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…

Romantic Getaway at La Santisima Trinidad Winery
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Romantic Getaway at La Santisima Trinidad Winery

Have you ever wanted to stay at a winery? Walk through the vineyards at sunrise or toast the end the day with a glass of wine? Wineries all over the world are creating hotel experiences like this, but a few in Mexico have kicked up enotourism to new heights. We stayed at La Santisima Trinidad…

Casaliza Hotel Boutique in San Miguel de Allende
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Casaliza Hotel Boutique in San Miguel de Allende

Part of the charm of San Miguel de Allende are the old haciendas transformed into boutique hotels and Bed & Breakfasts. Some have been renovated for a more modern look, but many retain the 18th and 19th century feel with antique touches. One we recently stayed in was Casaliza Hotel Boutique. Casaliza has all the…