Destinations

Petit Anse Beach in the morning

12 reasons I’m tempted to drop everything and move to Grenada

Dreaming of moving to the Caribbean? This unofficial guide to vacationing, retiring or relocating to Grenada, tells you why this under-the-radar island paradise should be at the top of your list. And it’s not just about the beaches.

Food & Drink

ponche de frutas with rum

Healthy holiday ponche de frutas (fruit punch)

A recipe for hot fruit punch made with fresh and dried fruits served at Christmas and on New Year’s Eve in Guatemala, Mexico and Central America.

Life

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GTA Photography: Review and Promo Code

A press trip across the Iberian Peninsula inspired me to go back to school. Here’s a review of GTA Photography School and a Promo Code for a 25% discount

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12 reasons I’m tempted to drop everything and move to Grenada

Dreaming of moving to the Caribbean? This unofficial guide to vacationing, retiring or relocating to Grenada, tells you why this under-the-radar island paradise should be at the top of your list. And it’s not just about the beaches.

GTA Photography: Review and Promo Code

A press trip across the Iberian Peninsula inspired me to go back to school. Here’s a review of GTA Photography School and a Promo Code for a 25% discount

15 sure-fire sources for stellar press trips

Where can bloggers and travel writers find press trips and conferences? Here are 15 amazing resources:

Countdown to 6th Annual Dreamweavers Weaving Exhibition and Sale

Puerto Escondido’s popular cultural celebration and sale is back! And it’s bigger and better than ever. The 6th Annual Dreamweavers Exhibition and Sale will be taking place on Sunday January 18, 2015 and you don’t want to miss it.

7 awesome natural wonders in Puerto Escondido

Connecting with nature boosts mental and physical wellness. It also opens the heart to the wonders of the natural world. The state of Oaxaca is less than 5% of Mexico’s total land area but boasts the most diversity of plant, bird and mammal species. Here are 7 of my favourite ways to experience the natural wonders of this wild frontier.

Healthy holiday ponche de frutas (fruit punch)

A recipe for hot fruit punch made with fresh and dried fruits served at Christmas and on New Year’s Eve in Guatemala, Mexico and Central America.

Tamales: the soul of Navidad

An inside look at tamale-making in Guatemala, Central America and Mexico, where each perfectly-wrapped bundle is a gift of love embodying the spirit of Navidad.

Recipe: Hot Rum and Bourbon Toddy

Warm up with this easy hot rum toddy featuring Zacapa rum from Guatemala, nutmeg from Grenada and honey bourbon from Kentucky.

Dancing with the devil on Guatemala’s Dia del Diablo

While most North Americans spend December 7th shopping for Christmas gifts at the local mall, Guatemalans douse enormous effigies with gasoline and light them on fire…

Chowing down on huauzontle at Jardin de Rafaela

A review of el Jardin de Rafaela restaurant with a meal featuring the unusual and rare vegetable huauzontle in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico