Podcast Episode 1: Costa Rica, the Pura Vida

Podcast Episode 1: Costa Rica, the Pura Vida

Costa Rica will always be a special place for me. After cutting the corporate chains (for ...

Podcast Episode 02: Traveling the State of Yucatan, Mexico

Podcast Episode 02: Traveling the State of Yucatan, Mexico

The Yucatan is more than Cancun and the Riviera Maya. In fact these Mexican tourist destinations are not even located in the state of  Yucatan itself (but on the Yucatan Peninsula). Actually, the state of Yucatan, one of the 31 states of Mexico holds much different treasures and it was definitely a place I wanted [...]

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The 31 States of the United Mexican States

The 31 States of the United Mexican States

You can look on a map and to explore the United Mexican States (the official name for Mexico) or you can actually visit them. I’ve visited many of Mexico’s states and expect to explore more in the years to come. To date I’ve only stepped foot in roughly half of them, but that didn’t stop [...]

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Enjoying the Present, a Sunset Sunday from Valencia, Spain

Enjoying the Present, a Sunset Sunday from Valencia, Spain

Valencia, an old Spanish seaside city holds a deep history dating back to Roman times like many cities in Spain. Then towards the end of the last century it aimed to create a city for the future too. The Mediterranean based city, so close to Barcelona (an easy Spanish road trip) decided to transform it’s [...]

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Zacatecas From Above and Below

Zacatecas From Above and Below

The city of Zacatecas is capital of the state of the same name. This UNESCO-listed city is the northern-most of Mexico’s major historical silver mining towns. It is a picturesque town with lovely pink limestone buildings and a fascinating history that began in the 1540s when a silver lode was found here. Mexico Travel Tip: [...]

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Heaven Awaits Across the Border at El Cielo in Tamaulipas, Mexico

Heaven Awaits Across the Border at El Cielo in Tamaulipas, Mexico

‘Cielo’ is the Spanish word for heaven, and also of the celestial name of a divine paradise that surprises visitors, hidden among the Northern Mexican landscape (normally expected to be dry, arid and desertic). El Cielo biosphere reserve is probably one of the best hidden gems of Mexico and the entire world. The first stop should [...]

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One Month with the New Dell XPS Notebook

One Month with the New Dell XPS Notebook

After over a month of using the new Dell XPS, I learned a few things. Sure, I struggled returning to the <Ctrl> “C” for ‘copy’ instead of the closer <Command> “C” using a PC, but I also discovered it was worth it.  My Dell XPS will now accompany me on the road and in my [...]

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The Catholic Cross Comes Ashore with Cortez at La Antigua, Veracruz

The Catholic Cross Comes Ashore with Cortez at La Antigua, Veracruz

Cortez came and he conquered. The Spanish conquistadors also arrived carrying the Christian or Catholic Cross to “Mexico” and the state of Veracruz is where they first came ashore. Just outside the  ruins at Quiahuiztlan, Cortez set up the first Spanish settlement in Mexico at La Antigua. With the arrival of the Spaniards the first [...]

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Sonora, Mexico’s Warm Welcome

Sonora, Mexico’s Warm Welcome

Sonora is the 2nd largest State in Mexico and it is located on the border with the United States. It possess, mainly, a dry climate. The State of Sonora also makes up the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), known as the world’s aquarium, and this is one of the reasons why it is so [...]

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