China for $299–Is It Worth It? You may have seen the ads or gotten the links in travel emails like TravelZoo. China, all inclusive, for $299 from New York or Los Angeles. It sounds too good to be true. I took the bait, and this is what I found. It’s true. Flights, hotels, breakfast/lunch, entrance… Continue Reading China for $299–How the Deal Works
An Authentic Oaxaca Walking Vacation Oaxaca, cradle of The Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), alebrijes, and mole’ sauce, offers up a great backdrop to excellent walking, urban hiking, and hiking. Drop in the wonderful 7-pueblo ecotourism cooperative of the Pueblos Mancomunados, and you’ve got a trip worth repeating year after year. This… Continue Reading An Authentic Oaxaca Walking Vacation
Enjoying Oaxaca Dia de Los Muertos In part three of our walking vacation in Oaxaca, we returned to this vibrant Mexican city all decked out in its marigold-finest to celebrate Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos.) Oaxaca, the cradle of excellent Dia de Los Muertos celebrations, spreads the party over four days, dedicating… Continue Reading How to Enjoy Oaxaca Day of the Dead
Hiking Pueblos Mancomunados For an authentic, immersive experience in Mexico, you need to hike the Sierra Norte mountains near Oaxaca in the Pueblos Mancomunados. For the last two years, I’ve hiked these wonderful trails in October, and each year, I can’t wait to go back. I always finish the trip in Oaxaca to celebrate the… Continue Reading Hiking Sierra Norte Oaxaca Pueblos Mancomunados
Google’s Project Fi in China and in Denver I just returned from a trip to China where I could easily use Facebook, Instagram and Google in China without any blockage and with complete access. In addition, I had complete ability to call and text at any time. When was the last time you loved your… Continue Reading Should I Get Google Fi for Home and International Travel?