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An Irish Christmas at the Killarney Royal Hotel

Nollaig Shona and Happy Christmas from Ireland! In the Southwest of Ireland in the county of Kerry, there is a village called Killarney. Also, known in Irish as Cill Airne. Here you will find Irish charm and culture at its finest. An Irish Christmas is one of joy and happiness, that can be found in…
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Roadtrip Part 4 – The Petrified Forest of the Painted Desert

Driving through the Painted Desert is like walking through an art museum, but even better. The color, and hues seemed infinite, and offered hours of inspiration and entertainment as we cruised down the backroads through the Navajo and Hopi nations. The dry air, and dry landscape will breathe new life into any city dweller. Yet,…

Roadtrip Part 2 – A Random Night in Phoenix, and the Drive through the Kaibab National Forest

After a morning in Tucson, we headed north through the desert to Phoenix. Between Valeria and I, the two of us we know nothing about Phoenix, and so, if you don’t know much about a city, and have no reservations, and no plans, you just kind of have to go with the flow and see…

Roadtrip Part 1 – In the Land of Cacti

We left Monterrey before the sun rose and started heading for the border town of Laredo, TX. Our plan was to pick up some supplies there, and then figure out where we would head to next. Our options were East towards Houston, North towards San Antonio, or towards the desolate and arid land of the…

Paseo de la Reforma- Mexico City

 You can use many words to translate ‘paseo’. It can mean a walk, a stroll, a ride, a pass, a drive, a tour, or a wander. I am sure there are even more ways to translate it, but I prefer to use ‘a wander’ when it comes to experiencing Paseo de la Reforma, the great…

Layers of Culture – México City

Layers of Culture   Known to the English speaking world as Mexico City, known to the Aztecs as Tenochtitlan, known to the Spanish as Mexico, and today the citizens call it D.F. (Districo Federal), pronounced Day-Efay. At the heart of this massive capital city of almost 9 million residents you will find Centro Historico, a…

Mazunte, Oaxaca: That Beach Paradise You’ve Been Looking For

Maybe a little hard to pronounce for the foreign tourist at first, but after a few days in this hidden paradise you will figure it out. Situated on the Pacific Coast in the state of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico, Mazunte offers tranquility and lifestyle. Unlike most exotic locations, Mazunte is easily accessible through two international…