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A Little Photoessay … Stories from Colorful, Colonial Mexico

The streets of colonial Mexico pulse with color and life. Before traveling, I glimpsed this pocket of culture and history only through small photographs of sun-drenched cobblestone streets making an appearance in my school text-books. And on a good year, my family visited a museum and I peered at the traditional clothes and colors in […]

September 17, 2013 | Continue Reading ...

A Little Guide … The Art of Relaxation in Five Easy Steps

Over the past few months I’ve talked a lot about relaxation, and how it’s one of those pieces of life at which I have not excelled in the past. I spend far too much time on the computer even though I had a palapa full of hammocks just 100 feet from my doorstep for months. […]

July 10, 2013 | Continue Reading ...

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A Little Expat Living …Cost of Living in a Mexican Beach Town

Two years ago, I lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand for five months after having traveled steadily for two years. It was the first time I stayed put in one spot and became a semi-expat. As the months passed, I was so surprised by how affordable living there was that I shared a cost of living […]

June 18, 2013 | Continue Reading ...

A Little Slice of Life … Mexico via Instagram

Mexico surprised me with the hospitality and friends I found when I arrived at the beginning of the year with no real plans and no certain direction for my life. I flew into Puerto Vallarta sure that I would visit with friends who were living near there for a month, and then move onto another […]

June 10, 2013 | Continue Reading ...

A Little Food … Hunting Down the Perfect Guacamole Recipe

For the past four months I have lived in Mexico in a studio apartment that, while small, has a stove-top, pots and pans, and the ability to cook. After four and a half years on the road, this is the first time I’ve had the ability to slow down enough to fully shop at the […]

June 1, 2013 | Continue Reading ...

A Little Curiosity … An Unexpected Afternoon with a Taco Stand Family

Last weekend, I had one of types of experiences that keeps me traveling all these years. And there are elements of it that won’t convey well as I share the hour I spent with a taco stand family from the interior of Mexico, but its the pieces of their story, the new information about their […]

May 20, 2013 | Continue Reading ...