The least expensive way to make it to San Miguel e Allende is the bus. While timewise, it can be exhausting, the conditions are quite good and it's very inexpensive. When flying, the choices include Leon, GTO or Queretaro, QRO, both of which are...

When I moved to Mexico, I didn’t plan to stay. I thought that San Miguel de Allende would serve me as a hub to travel around Mexico for 3 years or so, at which point I’d head to Central America for the same stint,...

Mexico is known for its charm, friendly folk and inefficiency in all matters bureaucratic. When I realized that I needed to renew my passport with an international trip on the horizon, I dreaded the oncoming experience. Who would field my questions? What kind of...

While this seems like common sense, consumerism has created a mindset in which we think to replace rather than repair. But fixing what’s broken is beneficial for many reasons: it saves money, reduces waste and often extends travel. I believe it behooves a traveler...

I’m at that age where it seems all my friends are getting married. Of course, since I live in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico it’s a bit different than if I was still in Baton Rouge. A Mexican wedding is based on many traditions. It’s...

One of the ways I love to engage new places and cultures is through dance. With a dance history that led me from ballet to jazz to hip-hop and finally to being certified as a teacher of Improvisational Tribal Style belly dance, dance is...

The best way to learn about a culture is to experience it. Interacting with local people through sharing meals and home stays can change the way we understand a culture. We see it from the perspective of the other, enlightening us as to not only...

Outside, the wind is the only cold part. The air itself is tepid, like warm water surrounding our skin. People congregate on the upper deck, above us, where a covered bar and benches provide a blockade from the wind. I love the isolation of the...