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

The Ultimate Guide to Spanish Language Schools in Mexico City

For being Mexico’s immense and internationally-connected capital, you would think that Mexico City would be bursting at the seams with incredible Spanish language schools. But, in comparison with colonial towns like San Cristobal de Las Casas, Puebla, Cuernavaca and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico City falls rather short when it comes to options for Spanish language learners. But, for so many foreigners who have moved … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Spanish Language Schools in Mexico City

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