Many people dread the holidays – the consumerism, the expectations, and the constant barrage of advertising – but even those who enjoy the holiday often find the spending oppressive. Here’s a guide to simplifying and loving your holiday experience.

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Different trips require different gear. Certainly you wouldn’t pack the same thing for two weeks in Paris as you would for two weeks in the woods.  But for many, there are pack essentials – things you don’t leave home without. Here are mine, along with...

Looking to relax while in San Miguel de Allende? The region is famous for its natural hot springs and there are several places you can enjoy a day, relaxing your body and mind in the hot mineral water and surrounding natural landscape.

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San Miguel de Allende, with its colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and 300 yearly festivals, certainly warrants a visit. But with so many excuses to go, how do you determine the optimal time? The following three festivals inspire and excite the senses without being overrun by...

Shopping has changed in a big way as consumers become more conscientious about fair trade, humanitarian rights and cultural respect. Choosing businesses that respect and honor these issues has become a critical way to show support of ethical practices. Abrazos, home of Patrice Wynne’s San...

I can’t tell you how many times I heard about Tikal and how amazing it is. It kind of made me want to avoid it, honestly. With hype comes expectations that often aren’t met, but in this case I couldn’t have been more wrong.

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