October 2016 Travels in Review

October 2016 Travels in Review In October I resumed my solo travel life, exploring central Mexico, while Alejandro returned to work life in Tulum (Oh, yes, in case you missed it, we broke up in late September due to irreconcilable differences.) I had started my central Mexico explorations in September in the Baroque cities of …

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One Year of Travel in Latin America!

One Year of Travel in Latin America! Wowie! November 1, 2016 marks exactly one year since I set out on my very first explorations of Latin America. To kick that off I flew from Florida to Guatemala on Nov. 1, 2015. The date is supremely easy to remember – Nov. 1st marks the annual Day …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Beautiful Oaxaca City – Mexico

PHOTO GALLERY: Beautiful Oaxaca City – Mexico See photos of Oaxaca here Oaxaca City is the capital of Oaxaca State, situated southeast of Mexico City. The city was founded by Spanish conquerors in the early 1500s. Oaxaca is considered one of Mexico’s prettiest cities, full of colonial stone architecture, cobblestone streets, historic churches and many …

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PHOTO GALLERY: The Baroque City of Puebla – Mexico

PHOTO GALLERY: The Baroque City of Puebla – Mexico (see photos of Puebla Mexico here) Puebla was established by the Spanish in the early 1500s. They rigorously set about importing the latest European Baroque architecture, art and design to create ‘The City of Angels’. They constructed hundreds of decorative buildings and over 70 elaborate churches & …

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September 2016 Travels in Review

September 2016 Travels in Review September was a split month. In more ways than one, as it unexpectedly turned out. The first half of September I continued enjoying my weekly 3-day trips around Yucatan while Alejandro & I continued living in Tulum. Actually, I took my final such trip – to Isla Mujeres, just off …

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Busting American Myths About Mexico

Busting American Myths About Mexico Growing up in the United States, the only things I’d ever heard about Mexico were negative. Mexico was continuously and repeatedly portrayed by the media and US government as poor, dirty and dangerous, a developing country lacking modern conveniences, sophistication or wealth. Mexico was also portrayed as entirely hot and …

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10 Reasons I’m Itching to Visit Iceland

10 Reasons I’m Itching to Visit Iceland Iceland has been a big travel hot-spot in recent years. And I’ve been paying attention. After all, Iceland can easily catch one’s attention. Such a physically unusual, culturally unique and exotic destination – a solitary island situated all alone way, way up north near the arctic circle. Several …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Photos of Old San Juan – Puerto Rico

Old San Juan -Puerto Rico

PHOTO GALLERY: Photos of Old San Juan – Puerto Rico ( see photos of Old San Juan here) San Juan was established in the early 1500s on top of a rugged cliff-faced peninsula by Spanish conquerors. Set at the entrance of the vast naturally-protected harbor, San Juan quickly became an important port town in the …

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NEWS: LashWorldTour Featured on TWO Top Blog Lists!

LashWorldTour Featured on TWO Top Blog Lists! Wowie, it seems that my travel blog has suddenly attracted more attention recently. I’ve been included in not one, but TWO, new Top Travel Blog Lists, both of which were published just this week. How about that?!   First of all, I’ve been named one of the Top …

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August 2016 Travels in Review

August 2016 Travels in Review In August I started taking weekly 3-day trips to places within a few hours of Tulum. I revisited a couple favorite spots in Yucatan, including historic Valladolid city and beach-side Playa del Carmen. I also explored some great destinations new to me, including Cozumel Island and, of all places, Cancun. …

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