Arco Norte Highway

Arco Norte Highway

The Arco Norte toll highway that skirts Mexico City to the north is a fast route around the city, easily connecting Puebla to Morelia, Mexico. This summer in our Mexico travels we had the pleasure of discovering a super fast route around Mexico City that […continue reading…]

Tropical Plants--Heliconias

Tropical Plants–Heliconias

Heliconias are strange. When we first saw them, before we knew what they were, we called them “alien plants” because they looked like they might have popped out of unlikely places at strange times and perhaps be a bit aggressive. They do look as though […continue reading…]

Surfing Tournament Playa Bonfil

Surfing Tournament Playa Bonfil

A surfing and body board tournament will be held at Playa Bonfil  in Acapulco, Mexico, on November 21, 22, and 23, 2014, in memory of Mexican surfer Evencio Garcia. There will be music, beach and pool parties, surf school, and plenty of other surfing and […continue reading…]

Law of Attraction from 1906

Law of Attraction from 1906

With all the focus on the Law of Attraction during the past few years (see Jack Canfield’s Key to Living the Law of Attraction: A Simple Guide to Creating the Life of Your Dreams and The Secret), I was surprised to come across this reference […continue reading…]

Monte Alban, Oaxaca, Mexico

Monte Alban, Oaxaca, Mexico

The Monte Alban archaeological site is perched spectacularly on a mountaintop high above the valleys that surround Oaxaca City in Central Mexico. Visiting Monte Alban near the end of the rainy season, we were surrounded by hills and valleys wreathed in green. The slight overcast […continue reading…]

Independence Day in Mexico

Independence Day in Mexico

Dia de la Independencia y el Grito de Dolores Mexico’s Independence Day is one of the country’s main patriotic holidays or Fiestas Patrias. It falls officially on September 16 and commemorates the throwing off of the yoke of Spanish rule. The celebration of the event […continue reading…]

Vegan Chiles en Nogada

Vegan Chiles en Nogada

Chiles En Nogada Chiles en Nogada, or Stuffed Chiles in Walnut Cream Sauce, is the traditional dish in Mexico for the Independence celebrations that fall on the eve of September 15 and carry on into September 16, Mexico’s Independence Day. The dish features the colors […continue reading…]

Pomegranates: Nature's Other Red Gems

Pomegranates: Nature’s Other Red Gems

The pomegranate is one of the most visually striking and intriguing of fruits. It is featured in recipes for Chiles en Nogada, a traditional recipe served during Mexico’s Independence celebrations in September, which tie in with the pomegranate harvest season. Recent studies indicate that pomegranates […continue reading…]

Spring 2012 Outdoor Solar Lighting 728 x 90