The Truth about Cinco de Mayo

The Truth about Cinco de Mayo

Viva Mexico!  Happy Independence Day Mexico! Right? Actually no. Independence Day celebrations start in Mexico ...

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Where to Stay in Puebla, La Purificadora

Puebla was always on my list as a place to visit in Mexico, but the charming colonial city always seemed to elude me until recently. And already since my first visit, I’ve returned. On  my stays, I spent nights across multiple hotels across the center city and the outskirts, but on my next visit, I’ll [...]

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Sunset Sunday Video Recap 2015 (Jan – April)

Sunset Sunday Video Recap 2015 (Jan – April)

Once again it’s recap time and a chance to revisit and reflect on  the sunsets from last few months of the Sunset Sunday Series.  The 13 sunsets from January to April of this year travel across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. The  many new destination expand the the Sunset Sunday Map  and its thanks [...]

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A Pacific Coast Mexican Road Trip through Riviera Nayarit

The more I discover through travel in Mexico, the more comfortable I am recommending the road trip and exploring Mexico on your own. One perfect place to rent a car in Mexico and drive the coast is through Riviera Nayarit.  Like exploring the Mayan Ruins of the Yucatan, directions are simple and one main coastal [...]

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A California Starburst Sunset from Valley Center, CA

A California Starburst Sunset from Valley Center, CA

Visiting family has its moments, very special and memorable moments. You also find yourself visiting places you might not never get a chance (or choose) to visit. Have you ever heard of Valley Center, California? After landing in San Diego, heading towards the mountains and not the beach almost seemed wrong. What was out there?  [...]

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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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A Look At All 31 United Mexican States

A Look At All 31 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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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 the first time) in late 2004, I began my 11 month 15 country travel sabbatical with 8 weeks in Costa Rica. It changed my life. So, once I decided to start the Stay Adventurous podcast and allow listeners a new way to [...]

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