mexico travel Archive

The Wine Factory’s Back Online: Valle de Guadalupe’s Newest Wine-making Project

Like soviet-era cement bunkers, the storage chambers of one of Valle de Guadalupe’s first wine factories, built in the 1940s, sit empty along the walls. Well, almost empty. Reynaldo Rodriguez, part wine maker, part mad scientist, has filled one of these square cement holding cells with glow-in-the-dark stickers of the solar system and one has […]

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Playing the Nicklaus Course at Vista Vallarta, Jalisco

I had breakfast looking out at the ocean, played a round of golf at Vista Vallarta, then lounged on the beach that afternoon before an excellent dinner at La Leche. A pretty perfect day, right? In Puerto Vallarta, it’s easy to mix championship golf with terrific hotels and a wide choice of great restaurants. Imagine […]

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An Un-Cruise up the Baja Sur Coast of Mexico

We’ll go on the record saying we’re not big fans of the giant floating convention-center sized cruise ships that have become so popular with the big corporate cruise lines. We know they make a lot of sense from a business standpoint, but we’d rather not see our destination from the balcony of a ship that’s […]

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Mexico Celebrates a Record Year for Tourism

It looks like Mexico is back in the groove. At the Tianguis Turistico conference I attended last week, government officials and the private sector were celebrating impressive growth numbers and a new record for the number of foreign visitors. It’s one thing when a tiny country with less than a million annual visitors posts double-digit […]

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To Tequila in Style on the Jose Cuervo Express

There are two train companies running round trips out to the countryside where tequila is made. The Jose Cuervo Express one is more luxurious and goes to the namesake town itself, where you tour the famous distillery. This past holiday season I spent a week driving a rental car from Alamo around the state of […]

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There’s a Lot of Mexico You’ve Never Heard About

I’m used to getting a puzzled expression when I tell people I live in Guanajuato, Mexico. Half the time, mentioning that I’m an hour and a half from San Miguel de Allende doesn’t help either. So I’d venture a guess that maybe 2 out of 100 people I would run across outside of Mexico know […]

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