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Being Prepared for Emergencies

Being Prepared for Emergencies

Travel is one of the great joys life has to offer, but that joy can rapidly become a nightmare if disaster strikes and you’re unprepared. Thinking about accidents and medical emergencies might not rate very high on the trip anticipation meter, but – as Benjamin Franklin so aptly put it centuries ago – “An ounce...

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Kayaking San Carlos in Sonora, Mexico

Kayaking San Carlos in Sonora, Mexico

Choice of Bays, Open Ocean, Perfect for Beginners or Skilled Kayakers


Sitting on the Sea of Cortez, San Carlos offers tourists abundant reasons to visit. Multiple bays, coves and open water provide excellent kayaking for all skill levels. Just twelve miles northwest of the deep- water port of Guaymas, San Carlos is a year-round destination for tourists seeking sunshine and sparkling ocean. Available water sports include...

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How to Travel Safely in Mexico

How to Travel Safely in Mexico

Canyons, beaches, tropical forests, deserts, and mountains – The Mexican landscape has something for everyone… Beyond the incredible variety of the land, Mexican culture and gastronomy is fantastic and not to be missed! Eat tamales in Oaxaca, mole in Puebla, and corundas in Michoacán. Swim in some of the most incredible beaches in the world....

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Tour Mexico's Monarch Butterfly Preserve

Tour Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Preserve

Michoacán El Rosario Mountain Sanctuary is a Magical Experience… The present Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve was established in 2000, and consists of more than 138,000 acres of high mountain area along the border between the states of Michoacán and Mexico. More than 150 million Monarch butterflies from North America winter in this area, which can...

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Angelitos

Angelitos

In Guanajuato


ANGELITOS…I’ve heard this word referenced in Spanish songs and poetry lyrics. I always assumed the literal translation ‘little angels’ applied, conjuring pretty images…mostly chubby cherubs or wispy waifs with wings growing out of their backs: a metaphor for lofty sweetness and innocence in humans! A visit to El Museo de las Momias in Guanajuato straightened...

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Getting the Old Broad's Card

Getting the Old Broad’s Card

Mexico’s INAPAM card


Turning 60 earlier this year didn’t exactly find me turning cartwheels of joy. (And could I have even if I’d wanted to, one wonders?) But there was one very bright spot in becoming a sexagenarian, and that was qualifying for Mexico’s INAPAM card. INAPAM stands for Instituto Nacional de las Personas Adultos Mayores, and it...

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Climbing Cerro del Estribo

Climbing Cerro del Estribo

in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán


Pátzcuaro is a city with infinite colonial charm and one of Mexico’s most popular destinations for November’s Day of the Dead celebrations. Centuries-old buildings steeped in history, cobblestone streets reminding you they’ve been here a lot longer than you have, el Baile de los Viejitos (Dance of the Little Old Men) performed daily in the...

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Q & A

Q & A

Flowers for Your Wedding


“I’ve been looking through wedding magazines for the perfect bouquet and table decorations and think I’ve found what I want. Where do I go from here?” I think it’s great that you are involved in the creative design process of your wedding. Your input and special touches will make your wedding even more perfect and...

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Tourism in Mexico

Tourism in Mexico

Mexico Experiences an Increase in Foreign Visitors


Travel to Mexico is up, despite government and media warnings. According to the U.S Department of State, “Travel Warnings are issued to describe long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable.” Direct from their website, here are a few countries that top the list of most recent travel warning updates: Sudan, North Korea,...

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Q & A

Q & A

Getting Married in Paradise


My fiancé and I are getting married in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.  We have heard that it can get hot.  Do you have any suggestions regarding clothing? It can be quite warm, especially during the summer months of July, August, September and October.  In the winter months of November, December, January, February, and into March it is slightly...

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Zacatecas Travelogue

Zacatecas Travelogue

The gorgeous colonial architecture invites inspection, and the baroque cathedral downtown is perhaps the single finest example of the ornate Churrigueresque style to be found in Mexico…  Zacatecas had never been particularly high on our list of cities to visit in Mexico, but not long ago it was on our way to somewhere else, so...

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Top Ten Reasons to Visit Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

Top Ten Reasons to Visit Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

10. I’m here… And so are a lot of your friends (even a few you haven´t met yet) and more keep trickling in each week  … Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo has a fiercely loyal following among visitors who come back year after year and an active thriving community. 9. It’s beautiful! The bay has been especially sparkling lately...

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