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...

Inspired by the current writing workshop that I’m teaching, I want to share why teaching a class can be a great asset for many freelancers, and how to do it. If you don’t want to generate new business, don’t like the idea of teaching or...

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is one of my favorite holidays, right up there with Dia de los Locos (Day of the Crazies) and Thanksgiving. I couldn’t be in a better place for it either. Mexico places great importance on Dia...

Everyone loves a good massage. Whether long hours traveling, exciting days jam-packed with activities, or just the daily grind, massage is an amazing way to let go of physical and emotional stress, leaving you rejuvenated for what’s ahead. Watsu, a type of massage done...

San Miguel is known for many things: colonial architecture, hundreds of festivals, beautiful weather and all the art you could ever want. Cheap eats is not something that appears on this list, however. Certainly it’s less expensive than restaurant prices in the United States,...

Mexico is known for its abundance of traditional candies, differing from one region to the next. While your average foreigner may be aware of some of them, the variety is astounding, often using fruits and combinations we otherwise wouldn’t be able to imagine. I’m...

Mineral de Pozos, an old silver mining town about 45 minutes outside San Miguel de Allende, is a recently revived but still sleepy relic of Mexico’s past: narrow cobblestone streets devoid of people, picturesque abandoned and dusty landscapes, and the ghosts of miners to...