Mexico City: The Aftermath of the Earthquake that Rocked My Life

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 It’s 1:07 pm and I’m busily typing away on an article in our 6th story apartment. The window is open and I can hear the eclectic sounds of Mexico City below – horns blaring, the whistle of a camote cart, the relentless audio recording on repeat from the truck that picks up unwanted appliances. I feel the gentle rumble of the … Continue reading Mexico City: The Aftermath of the Earthquake that Rocked My Life

Day Trip to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary from Mexico City

Staying in Mexico City between November and March? Don’t miss seeing the monarch butterflies! Visiting any one of the seven butterfly sanctuaries is an easy day trip from not only Mexico City but a number of other cities in Central Mexico, such as Morelia, Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende. There are a variety of companies that offer day trips complete with a guided tour in … Continue reading Day Trip to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary from Mexico City

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

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

Panoramic of Guanajuato collonial buildings home of the Festival Cervantino

How to Survive Your First Cervantino

During the month of October, the UNESCO World Heritage City of Guanajuato hosts its annual Festival Cervantino, an internationally recognized performing arts festival (it’s the 4th largest of its kind in the world). El Cervantino is named after the famed Spanish writer, Miguel de Cervantes (who wrote Don Quixote), and dates back to the early 20th century when college students would perform his plays in … Continue reading How to Survive Your First Cervantino