Best Things to Do In Vancouver

Photo by Rowena Low The vibrant city of Vancouver is one of Canada’s most popular destinations, and visitors will find a wide range of different types of attractions scattered throughout the city. People who are planning to spend time getting to know the city of Vancouver will want to make sure that they arrange a comprehensive […]

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See what fruit grows in our Mexican yard

Living in Mexico means we have all kinds of great fruit growing in our yard. Well it’s not our yard exactly, but I mean here at the little eco-hotel at Lake Chapala where we’re spending a few months. Sadly we have no delicious Vancouver blueberries, but we’ve got other interesting options. Today I grabbed my […]

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Touring America on a Tight Budget

We’ve all been there; watching a movie and longing to visit the set, wanting to walk down iconic boulevards past famous celebrities or getting the chance to visit show-stopping natural attractions. America literally has something for everyone. However, with flight costs seeming to sky rocket, accommodation rates high enough to bring a tear to your eye […]

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How much does it cost to go to the movies at Lake Chapala?

The three of us just got home from seeing the edifying Thor 2. The sun was shining when we entered the theatre, but we emerged two hours later to find rain hurling itself down from a black sky. The torrents made me feel like I was back in Thailand. It was a fun afternoon and a […]

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Improve your Spanish Pronunciation with Spanish Tongue Twisters [inc. VIDEO]

Recently we’ve been using tongue twisters (trabalenguas in Spanish) to improve our Spanish pronunciation. Aside from giving us giggle fits and building our vocabulary, they’re helping us get more comfortable with awkward letter combinations. It’s boot camp for our tongues! For example, it’s tough for me to trill the letter “r” in a “tr” combo (without […]

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Morélia in Photos—Day-of-the-Dead Altars & more

After an all-nighter at the cemeteries, we spent an easy day wandering around town and looking at the Day-of-the-Dead altars before joining friends for dinner. Come see! Scout looking inexplicably fresh-faced after being up all night   Dad and his best girl 🙂   Cafe de Olla from our favorite restaurant, Lu. It’s served with […]

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Mexico: Experience Awakening

Sponsored by Travelbag Something inside you sleeps if miss out on new experiences. Awaken yourself by experiencing the wonders at a great place called Cancun, Mexico. The scenic beauty, white sandy beaches, the blue Caribbean waters, and the mild climate are the ingredients for making it an ideal spot for awakening your body, mind and […]

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Day of the Dead in Morélia—Visiting cemeteries in Cucuchucho and Lake Pátzcuaro

For Day of the Dead this year we decided to go visit our friend Rose in colonial Morélia, one of Mexico’s biggest Day of the Dead destinations. Scout wanted to celebrate Halloween and trick-or-treat with her friends here in Chapala, so early the next morning we loaded up the car, dropped Archie at the dog sitter, […]

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Celebrate Day of the Dead with these fantastic projects

Day of the Dead in Mexico Day of the Dead, Mexico’s biggest holiday and one of the most exciting celebrations anywhere, is just around the corner. Store displays are packed with sugary pan de muertos, a sweet egg bread often shaped like skulls or topped with crossed links of dough meant to symbolize crossbones. Elaborately bejeweled […]

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Mexico’s Incredible Ruins

***EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was written and sponsored by Catherine Lavinia.***  Mexico is fast becoming one of the top luxury holiday destinations, attracting those in search of something a little different, but with 5 star service. You can easily tailor your holiday to your preference by choosing from one of the many Mexico Holidays that are available. […]

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