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Almond tree at Roca Blanca beach, Oaxaca

Day trip to untouched Mexico: Roca Blanca beach, Oaxaca

Untouched by mass development, peaceful Roca Blanca draws visitors who want to daydream in a hammock, go surf fishing or enjoy the spirit of Old Mexico.




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mango smoothie pie

Mango Smoothie Pie

Celebrate mango season with this light but luscious mango mousse that’s easy to make and perfect for sharing with family or friends.







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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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Day trip to untouched Mexico: Roca Blanca beach, Oaxaca

Untouched by mass development, peaceful Roca Blanca draws visitors who want to daydream in a hammock, go surf fishing or enjoy the spirit of Old Mexico.

Travel Deal: WestJet launches flights to Huatulco, Oaxaca for $499 return

Thanks to WestJet’s new seasonal flights, it’s now easier (and cheaper) to get to Huatulco and Puerto Escondido in Oaxaca, Mexico from Canada.

Food + Art: Top things to do in Mexico City

Gallery Weekend Mexico is a weekend devoted to contemporary art in Mexico City, featuring avant-garde art set in one of the world’s most exciting food cities. But if you can’t make it to Mexico City on September 18-20, 2015 it’s still possible to explore the fusion of art and food.

7 reasons to love Mazunte, Mexico

Follow the winding road along Mexico’s southern Pacific Coast and you’ll discover dreamy eco-hotels, rainforest-clad cliffs and a gorgeous stretch of coastline like no other.

A food adventure in the French Alps: Evian

Cycling, hiking and eating my way around Évian-les-Bains, Yvoire, Chamonix and Annecy in France’s French Alps.

Mango Smoothie Pie

Celebrate mango season with this light but luscious mango mousse that’s easy to make and perfect for sharing with family or friends.

A wild boat trip to San Pedro, Lake Atitlan

A wild boat ride across Lake Atitlan from the lakeside Maya village of San Pedro la Laguna from Panajachel, Guatemala

3 budget hotels you’ll love in Antigua, Guatemala

Why suffer in a grim room or a noisy hostel when you don’t have to? The colonial city of La Antigua, Guatemala, is one of those serendipitous places where being surrounded by beauty doesn’t mean you have to pay a fortune for a nice hotel. Here are a few for as low as $35 USD a night.

Mango and Black Bean Salsa

Mango season! It’s the perfect time to whip up this easy recipe for low-fat, fresh Mango and Black Bean Salsa. Try it on fish tacos, grilled fish, grilled chicken breast or as an appetizer.

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.