Dia De Muertos in Morelia and Pátzcuaro, Mexico

The fall before the pandemic started, I was exploring gorgeous Morelia and Pátzcuaro, Mexico, and I am now realizing I never took the chance to share my experience with you all. Since autumn is well under way and Dia de Muertos is right around the corner, this is a great time to reminisce about and

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Visiting The Strand, a Famous New York Bookstore

As a book lover, I make it a point to pop into used bookstores during my travels and I’ve even blogged about another famous one (Powell’s in Portland, OR). Today, I would like to introduce you to the Strand Bookstore in the East Village neighborhood of New York City! The store is on 12th and

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Hotel El Ganzo Review: Artsy Hotel in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Hotel El Ganzo exterior, white modernist building against bright blue sky with palm trees in foreground.

Have you gone on your summer getaway yet? Many US airlines have cheap flights to Los Cabos and many Mexican airlines have even cheaper flights to Los Cabos, a region of cities and towns at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. If you are looking for a place to stay, I highly recommend

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My 2020 Quaran-cation: Graduate Tempe, near Phoenix, AZ

Let’s take a trip into the past: One year ago, the weekend following Thanksgiving. I’ve had this post drafted for a while but didn’t finalize it or get the pictures uploaded due to… *gestures at everything.* So, my Graduate Tempe review is going to be very specific, hopefully still applicable to you, and if nothing

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How to use the CBX (Updated for 2021)

Visiting Mexico, there are some changes that travelers must be aware of due to health screenings. This post will give you more information on how to streamline your path to the Tijuana airport through CBX, the Cross-Border Xpress bridge updated for 2021. You can also view my prior experience with CBX. The US-Mexico border has been

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Visiting Martin Guitar Factory

What do Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, and John Mayer have in common (aside from all being great musicians)? They have all used a Martin guitar.  The History What is a Martin guitar, you ask? Martin Guitar was founded in 1883 in Nazareth, Pennsylvania by Christian Frederick Martin Sr, a German immigrant. CF Martin

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Is Visiting the Titanic Belfast Museum Worth It?

So, you’re planning a trip to Belfast and the Titanic museum has popped up on a few itineraries (including mine). Is it worth visiting, even if you’re not a die-hard fan of the Kate and Leo movie? What to do in Belfast: A 2 Day Itinerary This post contains a few affiliate links. Thanks for

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