Mexico City: Echando Raíces 18 Months Later

The expression “echar raíces” is one of my favorites in Spanish. It literally means to “put down roots,” like trees, which is why I find it’s metaphorical undertone so endearing. It means to flourish in a new place – to find and nest into a home, to make deep connections with people, to find purpose, to grow and to develop into a better you, and … Continue reading Mexico City: Echando Raíces 18 Months Later

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

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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

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Month #3 in Mexico City – Finally Settling In

I really feel like we have finally settled into life in La Condesa and along with that has come a sense of natural rhythm and normalcy here in Mexico City. My stress level has gone down considerably as I have adjusted to the new pace of life. It’s the little things, like knowing where to find certain food products, the best grocery stores to go … Continue reading Month #3 in Mexico City – Finally Settling In