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Never Judge a Man by His Pants

Do you know what a foreign accent is? It’s a sign of bravery. – Amy Chua He approached us as we stood on the corner studying Google Maps on my husband’s phone and asked, “Can I help you find something?” I glanced up and there he stood with a garbage bag of empty cans slung over […]

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My Summer – A Photo Blog

Hello everyone! This has been far and away the laziest, least productive summer I’ve had in years. It’s been delicious! Early on in the season, we traveled to Mexico twice. The first time was to Puerto Vallarta where we stayed right downtown. We made this decision based on the fact that whenever we go to […]

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What? Weren’t You Just in Mexico?

Well, yes, I was just there but Mexico is a very large and diverse country. This journey took us to the Baja California Peninsula. The only other place we’ve visited in Mexico is the Puerto Vallarta region spanning the states of Nayarit and Jalisco. One thing I love about Mexico is the food! Most meals […]

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One Bag Fits All

Hello again! After I posted my most recent Mexico travel piece, a reader asked me to share my carry-on packing secrets. This is a post I wrote the first time I packed super lightly and it includes a few handy tips. I hope you can use some of this information to lighten your load – […]

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Packing Light, Eating Right, and Enjoying the Sights

  A Garden Oasis in the City We arrived home on Friday from a nine-day trip to the coastal city of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. This charming little city is a favourite of mine. During this trip we stayed right downtown in the Romantic Zone, about two blocks from the Malecón, from the Los Muertos […]

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