Among travel options in the States, Amtrak is a personal favorite. I love trains for many reasons: the rhythm of the rails, the experience of the passing scenery, the slow but steady getting there. For me it's a complete travel experience. Not to mention that...

In the state of Guanajuato, we discovered this dilapidated treasure: the Ex-Hacienda Jaral de Berrio. On par with the opulence and decay we found in Havana, Cuba, the ex-hacienda was owned by one of the most influential families in Mexico.  Miguel de Berrio, for...

As an American, the state fair is sort of iconic. You eat cotton candy, ride the Ferris wheel, spend money to win things you’d wouldn’t ever buy, and perhaps come home with a new pet goldfish. The Feria in San Miguel de Allende is...

El Santuario de Chimayó, in Chimayó, New Mexico, is considered the most significant Catholic pilgrimage site in the United States. It receives nearly three hundred thousand visitors a year, but it’s not you’re your average church. Chimayó has a rich and complex history, involving...

After a week in Santa Fe, staying on the Northeast side of the city up in the mountains off Hyde park road, taking my nightly walks and listening to the coyotes howl, but spending my days cranking out articles in different cafes; I was...

In the morning we ate a 3$ breakfast of coffee, a smoothie, poached eggs, bread and fresh fruit at Casa La Marina. It was delicious. We got a recommendation from Tarcy, one of the owners of the Casa Particular, to check out Playa Blanca...

After a 34 hour Cuban Train ride, we woke at noon in Casa La Marina; feeling refreshed from a few hours sleep. We were glad we’d pushed the final leg to Baracoa. We ordered lunch from our guest house owners, Roberto and...

The city of Zihuatenejo, lovingly called Zihua by its residents, is overshadowed by the opulence of Ixtapa. And if Disneyland is what you’re looking for then Ixtapa is your joint. Every square inch is covered in fancy condos where well-dressed people lick gold flake...