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...

I always consider a holiday as an opportunity to try something new, create a new tradition and get creative. However, I must confess, that New Year’s Eve has become a bit of a joke. With the hype of being the last night of the...

There’s always a mixture of excitement and nostalgia during the holidays, especially if you’re outside your country of origin. While many traditions are different, others are the same, and many people struggle to find themselves and their authentic experience away from home. Here are...

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...

Among the many reasons I love Mexico, are the open air and specialty markets, particularly the Tianguis. Like in small European towns, most Mexican folk shop in many small locations that specialize in particular goods. There’s the butcher (a specific one just for chicken),...

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...

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...