Where to Eat in Puerto Vallarta

Tacos al Pastor

There’s no shortage of great places to eat in Puerto Vallarta. Each unique neighborhood has plenty of choices to please any palate. Unless you have a rental car, most people tend to eat in the area they are staying, so I’ve divided this post into the hotels zones just like in my where to stay in Puerto Vallarta post. Here’s my suggestions about where to eat in Puerto Vallarta and for kicks, some drink suggestions too. Marina Vallarta The Marina...

My Favorite Travel Moments of 2019

My goal for 2020 is to say yes to new adventures or I should say, yes to MORE new adventures. I had plenty in 2019. I visited two new countries and revisited some other favorites. Driving almost 20k miles in road trips, I crisscrossed the country several times, road tripped Baja and camped solo for the first time. I had lots of the good moments that either didn’t make into a post or I just haven’t written about yet. I’m...

2019 Favorite Travel Destination & Year End Wrap Up

Rossio Square

What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, I was just a few months into my blogging journey. I had moved to a new town at the first of 2018 and we were deep into a home remodel. My daughter was still away at college. I had the best travel year ever, checking off some longtime bucketlist destinations like Iceland and Cuba. This year, while the travel has been very good everything else has been, to put...

4 Easy Day Trips from Puerto Vallarta

Umbrellas in the sand in Yelapa, Jalisco Mexico

Puerto Vallarta is such a perfect getaway, you may never want to leave the city center. And that's perfectly fine. But you would really be missing out if you didn't take a day or so and do some exploring.  There are many charming beaches and small towns on the coast. Here's a few of my favorite real day trips from Puerto Vallarta to get you started.

How to Spend 24 Hours in Guadalajara

The Cathedral of Guadalajara

Traveling through Guadalarjara or just have a layover there? You'd be surprised how much you can see a in a day. Here's how to spend 24 hours in Guadalajara and explore the historic center

Where to Eat & Drink in La Paz, Baja Mexico

Fresh orange juice and a view of the malecon in La Paz

Some of the best food, not to mention the best fish tacos, I’ve ever eaten while traveling in Mexico was in La Paz. La Paz is located on the eastern side of the Baja peninsula in Baja California Sur. Its location right on the the pristine blue Sea of Cortez means super fresh seafood and some of the best views from the restaurants located on the beachfront malecon or boardwalk. But it wasn’t just the seafood that was amazing. Breakfast...

What’s the Best Area to Stay in Puerto Vallarta?

A view of the bay of Banderas after take off from the airport in Puerto Vallarta

-This post was updated November 2019- Are you planning a vacation to Puerto Vallarta but not sure what’s the best area or zone to stay in? Picking the right neighborhood can save time and even money that you might spend on transportation if you aren’t in an area that fit your needs. When I planned my first trip to Vallarta, I didn’t know what zone to pick either. Fortunately now, I’ve been able to visit a few times and actually...

12 Ultimate Must Do’s in Mexico City

The shiny exterior of Museo Soumaya

It's no secret I love Mexico and Mexico City is where I fell in love with this beautiful country. I've been lucky enough to visit several times now and I know my love is here to stay. Whether it's your first time or your tenth, I've come up with a few must do's in Mexico City. Be warned; you might just fall in love too.

How to Spend 48 Hours in Sayulita, Mexico

The main beach in Sayulita, Nayarit

Confession. I almost didn’t go to Sayulita. When I was considering going, everyone I mentioned it to said it had changed a lot. They said it was too crowded, too commercial and had too many gringos. Yikes. But since I was already in Puerto Vallarta, the proximity made going there a no brainer. I had time, so why not spend 48 hours in Sayulita? Surprise! It’s adorable! I had way more fun than I thought I would. In the last decade,...

How to Visit las Islas Marietas on a Tour

Las Islas Marietas

 Just five miles off the Pacific ocean, near Puerto Vallarta and Punta Mita lies a group of uninhabited islands called las Islas Marietas or the Marieta Islands in English. Even if you aren’t familiar with the name of the islands themselves, you’ve probably seen photos of the crater like Hidden Beach or Playa del Amor, floating around on the internet. I had a chance to visit the islands as part of a trip to Puerto Vallarta and Sayulita. Even though...

5 Essential Apps for Traveling in Mexico

street art along the highway Mexico

Traveling to Mexico can be a bit overwhelming if you aren’t prepared. Transportation, different currency and a foreign language are just a few of the many things that could potentially leave you feeling lost. The good news is there are plenty of apps for traveling in Mexico to help make your travels easier and more efficient. I always use the same five apps for traveling in Mexico. Why only five? Keeping apps to a minimum lessens the chance of your...