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Where the Desert Meets the Sea – Cabo Part 1

“Don’t put the salt on your hand and lick it.  Put it on the lime.  In Mexico we never lick body parts…until AFTER we drink the tequila.”  And with that simple instruction we began our sex-innuendo-laced tequila tasting in the shade of an outdoor pavilion...

When The Desert Calls

I’m not really sure where my fascination with the desert began.  When I was a young teenager in the '80s, I recall listening in the dark of night to the eccentric radio host Art Bell as he transmitted on AM radio from what he called...

Does Cancun Still Have That Famous Sizzle?

Ah Cancun.  The mere mention of the name conjures thoughts of an exotic place with magical sunsets and cocktails under an umbrella on the beach.  A place the over-40 crowd goes to unwind and relax.  Where college spring breakers go to imbibe tequila, tacos, all...

Three Amigos, Some Mezcal, and Mexico City (Part 2)

In 1847 the United States invaded and took over Mexico City and the Mexican government.  Wait, what?!  Yep, we did.  President James Polk was wanting to expand our Southern border.  The border at that time was well north of the Rio Grande in Texas, up...

Three Amigos, Some Mezcal, and Mexico City (Part 1)

We are on approach into Mexico City and the view outside my window gives me pause.  Mexico City is massive.  At 22 million people this behemoth is the largest metropolitan area in the Western Hemisphere, and the largest Spanish speaking city in the world. That Mexico...

Things Are Heating Up in Big D – Dallas/Plano/Frisco

Let’s be clear.  Texas in the Summer is hot.  Sweltering, melt your face hot.  High 90s and humid, with some days over 100, is a common forecast and something that you should plan on if coming here in July. But do not fret.  There are many...

Positively Positano

As I start writing this entry I’m sitting on a terrace in Positano overlooking the sea, and trying to capture the feeling of the area.  As I finish writing, I’m on the plane home and reminiscing back.  Positano is most certainly at its heart Italian,...

Fun in Florence (Part 2)

One day in Florence, we ascended into the upper reaches of the rotunda of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, also known as simply the Duomo.  The interior is painted with an incredibly detailed panorama inspired by Dante’s Inferno, complete with varying levels descending...

Fun in Florence (Part 1)

From Positano, we head to Tuscany, with Florence as our ultimate stop.  We board the high-speed train in Naples and at 200 mph we are in Rome within just over an hour.  A brief stop there to pick up more passengers and we then speed...