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A just-about-perfect B&B, Oaxaca, Mexico

A just-about-perfect B&B, Oaxaca, Mexico

Casa Ollin Bed & Breakfast is a large house with 11 guest rooms located on a quiet street two blocks northeast of the famous Santo Domingo church in Oaxaca, Mexico. It’s one of the best … Read entire article »

Oaxaca City—Mexico at its best

Oaxaca City—Mexico at its best

It’s beyond me that the city of Oaxaca (pronounced “wa-HAH-ka”) is still one of Mexico’s best-kept secrets because it’s such an exceptional place, particularly if you’re into culture and atmosphere. The climate is sub-tropical and … Read entire article »

Payogan Homestay: Bali

Payogan Homestay: Bali

Debra Lynkowski and her partner Marc Archambault spent 6 weeks at a Bali homestay during their mid-life, 8-month trip around world. Bali surprised me more than any other place in our round-the-world trip. We chose the … Read entire article »

Should I buy a winter cottage in Merida, Yucatan?

Should I buy a winter cottage in Merida, Yucatan?

Quite a few Canadians own a summer cottage, usually a place by a lake that they open up on the long weekend in May and close down on Labour Day weekend in September. I’ve had … Read entire article »

Guanajuato: In the shadow of San Miguel?

Guanajuato: In the shadow of San Miguel?

If visitors to Mexico were asked to name the best known colonial silver city, it is likely they would choose San Miguel de Allende.  If asked to describe San Miguel, they probably would use words … Read entire article »

Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua, Guatemala

It took little time or effort for me to be fascinated by Antigua when I visited there 13 years ago and knew it was a place I would return to. I had visions of me … Read entire article »

Goa, India

Goa, India

Goa is a popular destination in India, with its perfect beaches, sleepy villages, whitewashed churches, great markets, and almost perfect weather from October to February. This former Portuguese colony, located in southwest India, is India’s … Read entire article »

Puerto Vallarta, resort town on the Mexican Pacific

Puerto Vallarta, resort town on the Mexican Pacific

Puerto Vallarta is a resort town on the Mexican Pacific in the Bahia de Banderas. While it has been transformed from a quaint seaside resort to a world-famous resort city with huge luxury hotels, ‘real’ … Read entire article »

San Miguel de Allende, a great place to stay a while

San Miguel de Allende, a great place to stay a while

San Miguel de Allende is often described as a colonial gem and one that expats and annual visitors would like to keep secret. The town is gringo friendly and students of all ages go there … Read entire article »