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Visiting San Miguel de Allende During the Holidays

San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato state may be best-known to Americans as the pretty Mexican city that often tops “best in the world” lists in glossy magazines. Others know it as the place where some friend or relative moved to for a sunny climate away from cold winters. At many times of the year [&hellip

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Costs and Where to Retire in Latin America

In an earlier post we ran down some of the elite real estate markets of Latin America. These are the places where high society gathers, where the moguls and movie stars have their fourth or fifth house for vacations and their kids’ parties. What if you’re just looking for a nice place to retire, however? [&hellip

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3 Luxury Tulum Resorts That Aren’t Just Hype

How do you separate the true luxury resorts in Tulum from the ones that are just faking it? When every place has “luxury” on its home page–in a beach area that’s not even on the electric grid–how do you filter out the hype? Well we’re here to help with that, by posting detailed reviews of [&hellip

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A Refreshed Original: Westin Puerto Vallarta Resort

Back when the Westin Puerto Vallarta opened in 1993, it was cutting-edge and modernistic, a showpiece for architect Javier Sordo Madaleno, whose firm has gone on to design some of Mexico’s most striking hotels and commercial buildings (including Chable Maroma and Solaz Los Cabos). With its bold design statements and expansive public rooms, it looked [&hellip

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Four Places Celebrating Day of the Dead Across Mexico

Day of the Dead in Mexico is a more complicated affair than Halloween and probably dates back even further. Just like its counterpart, it has gotten more commercial over the years, but at heart this is still a family affair. While the sugar skulls, parades, and Catrina figures get all the attention, it’s the family [&hellip

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Todos Santos Hiking and Horseback Riding in Baja

Todos Santos gets a teeny tiny fraction of the visitors of Cabo San Lucas, plus many of the people who do visit are just there on a day trip. This is one of the most interesting destinations in Baja, however, and definitely a place worth spending two or three nights in. There’s plenty to do [&hellip

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