It’s not easy to be a consumer today. Things are often overpriced, over-packaged, full of chemicals and harmful to the environment. Many companies take shortcuts to produce products more cheaply, make them last longer, or change other aspects of color, scent or flavor – and...

Audubon Nature Institute is well-known for its preservation efforts in New Orleans and abroad, as well as its beautiful zoo, so when a friend offered to show us their research and conservation center, we jumped at the chance. The largely unknown FMASSC, Freeport McMoRan Audubon...

I can’t tell you guys how many emails I receive asking for suggestions of things to do in San Miguel de Allende, and after 7 years here it’s no surprise. If I listed out all the recommendations I have for our fair city the list...

It used to be simple; the visa process could be done from within Mexico, so when foreign tourists decided that they wanted to stay the process was an easy one. However, over the last couple of years, the rules have changed, making it more difficult...

The Mighty Mississippi River is the primary river of the largest drainage system in North America.  Running 2,320 miles from Minnesota to Louisiana, it’s the fourth longest and tenth largest river in the world and its watershed drains 31 states and 2 Canadian provinces. In...

Winter is a time most people dream about vacations while huddled at home trying to stay warm. But, winter can be the perfect season for travel; the off season increases the number of discounts and special offers available on flights, hotels and guides. Locations where...

Thinking of visiting Real de Catorce? We have an amazing recommendation for a place to eat, drink and be merry. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner this adorable corner restaurant makes fresh baked goods, brews and bottles several types of beer in recycled bottles, and serves...