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Tuesday Deal Day: 30% Discount at Las Brisas, Mexico

Cancun beach

If winter weather has you dreaming about the sun, and your budget demanding you get the most value for those hard earned dollars, a little fun in the sun might not be a pipe dream. The Las Brisas Hotel Collection invites travelers to enjoy a 30% discount with its Mexico Holiday Breeze Package. The package […]

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How to Get Married in Mexico

Cancun-infinity-pool

Destination wedding are on the rise, and brides and grooms (and their familiies) look for ways to combine a special destination with their special event, and often roll their honeymoon into that same destination as well.  Mexico, despite going through some troubling times, still remains popular for destination weddings, probably because of its beautiful weather […]

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Should You Travel to Mexico?

Infinity pool in Cancun

Current events can lead us into thinking that the world is not a safe place to travel, and whenever that happens, it makes me very sad.  For some time now, travel to Mexico has been on the wane.  For awhile it was fear of the swine flu, then fear of rampant drug activity, and now fear of the […]

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Shopping in Tonalá, Mexico

Mexican blown glass

Tonalá is a city of around 350,000 located near Guadalajara, in central Mexico.  The city is well known for its ceramics, glass, and other native arts and crafts, and you can see them all and the city’s open air markets held on Thursday and Sunday. Market days will find the neighborhoods full of goods displayed […]

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Karne Garibaldi: Good Food Fast in Guadalajara, Mexico

radishes and limes

Fast food can be good food, and Karne Garibaldi (website is in Spanish) in Guadalajara, Mexico proves the point over and over again.  Whenever I’m in Guadalajara, you can bank on my having at least one meal at this casual restaurant whose claim to fame is the Guinness Book of Records (1996) entry for the […]

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Guadalajara Cathedral in the Central Historic District

Altar of Guadalajara Cathedral

Guadalajara is my favorite city in Mexico.  It is the capital city of Jalisco, and is the second largest city in the country behind Mexico City.  Guadalajara is a wonderful combination of cosmopolitan city and a historic center, blending the old with the new, the modern with the traditional, and the hip with the historic.  […]

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Mexico’s Alternative to Halloween – Dia de Muertos

I’m not a big fan of Halloween.  It’s not for any particular religious or cultural reason, I just don’t like dressing up in costumes and begging for candy.  OK, as adults that’s not exactly how we celebrate Halloween, but I don’t particularly care for the adult version of the holiday either. But, this is a […]

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A Complicated Update of My World Map

On my most recent trip to China, I also visited Macao and Hong Kong. Politically, both of these destinations are […]

Travel for Library Lovers

If you’re a lover of books and literature, you probably already visit libraries when you travel. Whether it’s stopping off […]

Review: The Doctors House, Fort Casey Inn

When visitors head to Whidbey Island, they typically think of Langley (at the south end) or Oak Harbor (the naval […]

Recommendations for a Romantic Getaway

Yes, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but keeping a list of ideas for romantic getaways close at hand […]