Liebster Award 2017: Getting Personal with La Mariposa Vagabunda

A few months ago, successful blogger, rockstar entrepreneur and favorite travel companion, Chelsea Glass from The Heart of Travel nominated me for the Liebster Award. My first thought was, “oh crap, I am going to have to accept this recognition and give a speech for an award I’ve never heard of!” I quickly did a little research and much to my relief, I discovered that … Continue reading Liebster Award 2017: Getting Personal with La Mariposa Vagabunda

Off-the-Beaten-Path Day Trips Around Mexico City with Azteca Travel Tours

In 2004, husband and wife duo Lidia Herrera and Peter Winkers, began Azteca Travel Tours mostly as a hobby, and as a way to share their love of travel with others. Over the next six years, Azteca Travel Tours grew organically as word spread between family, friends and acquaintances. Soon, they began to attract clients outside of their immediate social circle. In order to meet … Continue reading Off-the-Beaten-Path Day Trips Around Mexico City with Azteca Travel Tours

El Patio 77: Mexico City’s First Eco-Friendly B&B

Since opening it’s doors in 2009, El Patio 77 currently stands as the only eco-friendly Bed & Breakfast in Mexico City and has continued to set the bar for sustainable tourism. Built in 1890, this mansion, like many Porfirian-style homes in the San Rafael neighborhood, had been neglected for decades until it was affectionately renovated to both preserve it’s history while simultaneously adapting to the … Continue reading El Patio 77: Mexico City’s First Eco-Friendly B&B

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Restaurante Roldán 37: King of Los Chiles Rellenos

Roldán 37 is located on the quiet, pedestrian-only street in the matured neighborhood of La Merced, in the Historical Center of Mexico City. Head chef and owner, Rómulo Mendoza, has fond memories of this house, which was purchased by his grandparents over 100 years ago, in which the downstairs operated as a bodega (storage area) for chiles in the 19th century. His family was the … Continue reading Restaurante Roldán 37: King of Los Chiles Rellenos

Panoramic of sky-blue lake with mountains on the far end

Present Travel: Connecting to Your Experience

The slow food movement, born out of Italy, centers itself around the idea of fulfillment and enjoyment through eating. The movement encourages family dinners and home cooked meals – to converse, to interact, to connect with people through food. This intimate, cultural tradition that brings people together is an art that is slowly dying. Similarly, the practice of yoga urges us to be present during … Continue reading Present Travel: Connecting to Your Experience