New year, new me! Groan. New Year resolutions don't really stick, do they? Everyone promises themselves that they'll do and be better this year, eat healthy, lose weight, cut back on drinking, etc., then a couple of months in, the gyms are empty and the bars are back to being more occupied. I read an… Continue reading Micro-Resolutions for the New Year – Replacing the ‘Bad’ with the ‘Good’
Walking around the busy but beautiful Centro Histórico in Oaxaca is so easy, safe, and fun to do. We walked about a mile from our first Airbnb to the city center every day, and really enjoyed seeing the mountains in the distance, small restaurants and shops lining the streets, and tourists and locals everywhere. We… Continue reading Colorful Oaxaca, Mexico – a Photo Story
Día de los Muertos is a two-day celebration in Mexico to show love and respect for deceased family members. The holiday is on November 1st and 2nd, and we made sure to be in Oaxaca, Mexico to celebrate since the town is known for a festive celebration. The centerpiece of the holiday is an ofrenda… Continue reading Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico
Our hotel on Playa Zicatela in Puerto Escondido has about 25 rooms, a communal kitchen, café, and pool, and we absolutely love it. Our hosts, Luz and Nino, and their handyman, Alejandro, are so lovely, welcoming, and helpful, that we end up having days where we don't even leave the hotel and end up cooking… Continue reading International Friends and More Turtles in Puerto Escondido!
We haven't traveled anywhere recently (besides San Antonio, TX where we played tourist), but we have been planning a big move! Rueben and I have been talking about traveling since we first got together, almost two years ago. I've always looked forward to each trip I've taken, even if it was a weekend get away… Continue reading What I’ve Been Doing Lately – Planning, Packing, and More Planning