When visiting Baton Rouge, I love to go to my old tried and true hiking trails through the swamp, though when I mention them to Friends back home, I get blank stares. There are hiking trails in Baton Rouge? Not only are there hiking...

One of the best parts of visiting Louisiana is eating. That’s not to belittle the myriad of other reasons one might visit: the stellar music scene, the unique natural beauty of the swamps, and all the fun to be had in the partying in...

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...

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...

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...

It’s no secret that the Beat poets tipped us all off to San Miguel de Allende. They’d been hanging around the cantinas and spouting off poetry, alerting everyone that this was the place for creative inspiration. The artists flocked and made the city into...