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...

Belibeya Festival, in its eighth year, was the first Tribal style belly dance festival in Mexico. What pretell is Tribal style belly dance? It’s an art form I fell in love with a few years ago here in Mexico, studying with Elsanne Barrows one...

At the mention of Puebla, people begin salivating. I’ve never seen a city so consistently remind people of food. But many Mexican folk are quick to say that Puebla has the best food in the entire country, which (might I add) is a lot...

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...