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Pretty breakfast at Mozart y Macondo in Puerto Escondido Mexico

Epic breakfasts in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

A fabulous breakfast lays the foundation for a perfect day and a healthy lifestyle. Puerto Escondido in Oaxaca, Mexico has no shortage of great spots to begin your morning. Here are a few of my faves

Food & Drink

Chica Mala beer brewed at Teufel Nanocerveceria Oaxaca Mexico

Exploring the craft beer scene in Oaxaca

One of the newest and most exciting destinations for craft beer aficionados is the state of Oaxaca in Mexico.

Life

Bask in the beauty of St. Lucia during a chocolate-themed vacation

Q & A with Chocolatour

A Q & A with the author of the new Chocolatour book, a chocolate-themed global journey.

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Epic breakfasts in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

A fabulous breakfast lays the foundation for a perfect day and a healthy lifestyle. Puerto Escondido in Oaxaca, Mexico has no shortage of great spots to begin your morning. Here are a few of my faves

French style: inspiration from Rhone-Alpes, France

Get the secrets of French culinary style from the Rhône-Alpes region of France

Exploring the craft beer scene in Oaxaca

One of the newest and most exciting destinations for craft beer aficionados is the state of Oaxaca in Mexico.

Q & A with Chocolatour

A Q & A with the author of the new Chocolatour book, a chocolate-themed global journey.

Creamy avocado dressing: a recipe inspired by Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala

A creamy summer salad dressing inspired by the green volcanic slopes and bounty of avocados in Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.

A temazcal spa adventure in Oaxaca City

Seated inside a baking hot beehive-shaped spa, I finally understood how the wicked witch must have felt after she was tossed in the oven by Hansel and Gretel. I was in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Oaxaca City

Salpicón: shredded beef and mint salad from Guatemala

If you’ve got a bounty of mint in your garden and have already drank your fair share of mojito cocktails, it’s worth trying this refreshing shredded beef and mint salad from Guatemala.

8 Detox secrets from Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita, Riviera Maya

As I popped one perfect chocolate bonbon into my mouth and a second into my swag bag, I had a momentary pang of guilt. Between trays laden with artisanal chocolates and endless wine flights, press trips are packed with calories. Which means if you consider a cheese tray to be grazing food like I do, it’s easy to pack on the pounds. It was time for a DIY detox.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with free downloads of Puerto Escondido Travel app

Although I’ll be in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for Cinco de Mayo this year, my heart will be joining friends, family and fiesta fans who will be celebrating Mexico’s biggest party. Cinco de Mayo is an opportunity for communities across North America to recognize the triumph of the Mexican militia’s 1862 victory during the Franco-Mexican War and enjoy everything from mariachi music to pinatas. To join the celebrations, we’re offering free downloads of the Puerto Escondido Travel Essentials mobile app in the App store all day on May 5, 2014.

Beginner’s guide to Puerto Escondido beaches

In Puerto Escondido, located north of Huatulco on Mexico’s Pacific coast, there’s a beach for every day of the week and every mood. Here’s a primer on Puerto Escondido’s top spots to lay your beach blanket, ride a wave or just chill out.