In the state of Guanajuato, we discovered this dilapidated treasure: the Ex-Hacienda Jaral de Berrio. On par with the opulence and decay we found in Havana, Cuba, the ex-hacienda was owned by one of the most influential families in Mexico.  Miguel de Berrio, for...

A good coffee shop is at the top of my list when traveling or settling in to a place. For me, a space where I can work, eat and enjoy a cup of high quality Joe is quintessential to brainstorming and research. Living in...

When I moved to Mexico, I didn’t plan to stay. I thought that San Miguel de Allende would serve me as a hub to travel around Mexico for 3 years or so, at which point I’d head to Central America for the same stint,...

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...

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...