The Swim

I’m not a swimmer. Sure, I can swim, but for me, “freestyle” means merging any combination of strokes and kicks that will keep me from sinking below the water’s surface. I excel at the dog paddle, and can tread water all day long. It’s not pretty, but I stay afloat. … Continue reading

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Watch Out, Mexico City, You’ve Got Competition. Queretaro

I was ready for an urban experience after our latest stops in Malinalco and Valle de Bravo.  So I was super-excited that our next stop was Santiago de Queretaro, the capital of Queretaro state. This UNESCO city has been recognized as Mexico’s safest city with the best quality of life.  It … Continue reading

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Valle de Bravo

During our two summers of traveling through the cool and refreshing Mexican Highlands, we have spent a fair amount of time in Mexico City.  As much as I love the energy of the city, I had to wonder where the more the residents go to get away from it all. … Continue reading

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A Patzcuaro Christmas

Just the thought of another Christmas in the tropics, on a boat, surrounded by palm trees and dolphins was depressing enough.  (Yeah, I know. Please don’t hate…)  Let alone the fact that I have hauled these winter clothes of mine-only my favorites but enough to take up 1/4 of my closet … Continue reading

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Our Nomadic Life with Dogs

When Jeff and I decided to enjoy the traveling lifestyle full-time, we began with land-travel. We bought a little pop-up camper, loaded up the necessities-including our three rescued dogs-and hit the road. We dubbed ourselves “3 Pups In A Pop-Up”, complete with tons of bumper-stickers, magnetic car signage and a … Continue reading

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Magical Malinalco

  Over the river and through the woods…. No, we weren’t going to Grandmothers house, but rather the puebla of Malinalco, Mexico, to recoup and regroup from the hustle and bustle of Mexico City. Most people I’ve talked to, Mexicans included, are not familiar with Malinalco, even though it is … Continue reading

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Pyramids, Prickly Pears and Playthings

“Muy rico”, he exclaimed, biting into his tuna, pointing to the ground beneath a massive cactus. There, lying in the dirt, were literally dozens of tunas, or prickly pears, free for the taking. Jeff and I were strolling through the modest botanical garden in Teotihuacan just outside of Mexico City, taking … Continue reading

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I Heart Mexico City

We are back in the city that stole our hearts last year. Some things have changed, most haven’t. A week after we left CDMX  (Mexico City) in 2017, a devastating earthquake shook the city to its core. It hit especially hard in the La Condesa neighborhood, where we stayed. The … Continue reading

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The Journey Continues-Cholula and Tlaxcala

After leaving our cold but cozy little cabana in Mineral Del Monte, we headed a couple of hours south to the town of Cholula, a “suburb” of Puebla, Mexico. We had visited Puebla last year, so we wanted to try something different in the area. The AirBandB we rented was … Continue reading

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