Guest Post: Beijing-Short Version by The Flashpackerz

Hello Dear Readers,As we will be travelling 3000km in our beloved Grand Marquis from the west coast of Mexico to the east coast, we will be featuring guest posts to keep you all entertained.This week we will be featuring a recent post by our friends The Flashpackerz!They are a young family who share a similar passion for travelling and share a…

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Christmas In Costalegre!

"The greatest gift under any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other" -Burton Hills For our family, Christmas is quite a bit different this year. We'll be spending our Christmas in San Patricio on the West coast of Mexico. For Gryphin and I, it's a whole new experience as it is our first…

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Costalegre: The Joyous Coast

"Smell the sea and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly"                            -Van Morrison After the hectic month of November, our familia decided to settle down for the month of December. We ended up booking a place in the heart of the Costalegre coast, a lovely…

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A Week In Manzanillo
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A Week In Manzanillo

"Go where you feel most alive!" -unknown After our short stint in Guadalajara, we made our way back to the coast. We landed in Manzanillo, the largest city in the state of Colima and one of the most important commercial sea ports in Latin America. Like most of the best experiences we've enjoyed on this trip, the decision to visit…

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Guadalajara At A Glance

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart" -Confucius Founded in 1550, Guadalajara is one of the oldest cities in Mexico. It's the second largest metropolitan area in Mexico and the tenth largest city in Latin America. Guadalajara is bursting with history and culture and is also considered by many the home of mariachi music. Guadalajara is the capital city…

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Tequila: Home Of The Blue Agave

“Money Can’t buy happiness but it can buy tequila and that’s almost the same!”

-Unknown

In the mountains of Jalisco, Mexico, 80km west of Guadalajara lies the town of Tequila. Yes, the drink gets it’s name from the town. Seeing as how over 90% of the world’s Tequila is produced there, it makes sense!

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Freedom

“Look for the bare necessities. The simple bare necessities. Forget about your worry and your strife.”

-Baloo, The Jungle Book

Believe it or not, there actually exists a place where you can find solace from the stresses of modern society. It’s true, we found it right here on the west coast of Mexico in Riviera Nayarit.

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Welcome To The Jungle!

“I’ve never found time spent amongst nature to be a waste of time”

-Unknown

No doubt about it, in the jungle, it seems like the smallest creatures can kill you in a heartbeat. For most, that would be an anxiety inducing fact. For us, that’s just our reality and in spite of that, we’ve found what we were looking for here in the Riviera Nayarit… serenity!

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Riviera Nayarit: Diamond In The Rough

“The city is not a concrete jungle, it’s a human zoo”

Desmond Morris

Well, it has been quite the transition over the past couple of weeks. Coming from a city of over 600 000 residents and driving into the village Santa Cruz De Miramar. A quaint little place with just over 1000 residents 15 minutes south of San Blas in the state of Nayarit, it was a bit like stepping into another dimension…

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