San Miguel de Allende is just the best. I really, really love it and am so grateful to call it home. Around these parts though, everyone talks about how good it is to come back to San Miguel because much of the local and expat...

Adventure is somehow best when it’s unexpected. In Hidalgo State, central-eastern Mexico, we find ourselves in one of the oldest protected forests in Mexico, El Chico National Park. This is precisely the type of place we spend our adventures looking for, hunting through locals’ recommendations...

We’ve seen a lot of Mexico. After 9 years exploring, you’d expect no less. But Mexico is an enormously diverse country, topographically and culturally. That’s why, after all this time, I keep stumbling across gems....

Sad about the departure of our Vanamos friends after their month-long stay in San Miguel, we were reminded what it takes to be a good guest. It was such a delight to have them here and, until next time, we will majorly miss them....

I woke to knocking on the bedroom door. I covered my face with a pillow while Eddie talked to Schuck. Time to pack the Ford for couple of days on the lake. But, could we hurry? Seven a.m. light sharpened my hung-over,...

My purse, journal, wallet and camera charger had been looted, cherry lip-gloss eaten, by a bear. This might have been expected by a well worn bear country camper but it surprised the hell out of me. So did the doe and felt-nubbed young nibbling foliage...

We’re starting our road trip in Colorado. We aren’t quite sure where it will go. As my buddy and I cruise highway 14 west out of Fort Collins and snowy Long’s Peak disappears in the rearview he says, “Are you going to drive and write...

When I went to Budapest, I (sadly) only had a weekend (wedged between two other trips) to taste the Paris of the East. My hotel room was on the Pest side of the Danube River, a niche in a fortified building, a cockroach riddled,...