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Duck Duck Mongoose Duck Duck Mongoose

Duck Duck Mongoose

The mongoose is one of the fiercest creatures, in the animal kingdom, when it comes to killing SNAKES!
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Por Favor Señor Postman Por Favor Señor Postman

Por Favor Señor Postman

A trip to the Palacio de Correos de Mexico, one of the most beautiful buildings we've ever seen!

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All Dolled Up All Dolled Up

All Dolled Up

With beautiful craftsmanship and detail, the Otomi dolls of Queretaro have become the national doll ambassador of Mexico!
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For What Ails You For What Ails You

For What Ails You

We stepped way outside our comfort zone and experienced an ancestral healing in Cuenca, Ecuador.

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Pigging Out in Cuenca Pigging Out in Cuenca

Pigging Out in Cuenca

One thing we've learned, as travelers, is to have an open mind when it comes to food. We opened our minds, as well as, our mouths and enjoyed many traditional foods of Cuenca, Ecuador.
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The Eco-Incredible Incas The Eco-Incredible Incas

The Eco-Incredible Incas

Museo Pumapungo in Cuenca, Ecuador, is rich with ruins, artifacts and knowledge about the Inca Empire and their agricultural genius.
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Heads Off in Ecuador Heads Off in Ecuador

Heads Off in Ecuador

The Shuar tribe, outside of Cuenca, Ecuador, is known for shrinking the heads of enemies killed in battle, and then when European and American demand for the treasures became so huge, more than just enemy heads were...
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Hats Off to Ecuador! Hats Off to Ecuador!

Hats Off to Ecuador!

One of the coolest things about being here in Ecuador is the hats, specifically Panama hats! It took us a little digging to find out why a hat created and manufactured in Ecuador was named after a different country,...
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Dem Bones Dem Bones

Dem Bones

We found this quaint, delightful museum while we were seeking indoor adventures, as it rained in Cuenca, Ecuador.
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Walking the Talk Walking the Talk

Walking the Talk

We got over our aversion to being labeled tourists to experience the Historical Walking Tours of San Miguel de Allende, and we loved it!

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Paint the Town Paint the Town

Paint the Town

San Miguel is an artist's mecca. One of the coolest parts is the Guadalupe area where every street is a feast of color, creativity and eye candy.

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Holy Holy Holy Holy Holy Holy

Holy Holy Holy

This year in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, was the best Easter we have ever had! 

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Mexican Mask-erade Mexican Mask-erade

Mexican Mask-erade

Visiting the San Miguel Mask Museum was a blast...and we learned so much!

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Plastic Madness Plastic Madness

Plastic Madness

San Miguel de Allende creative art exhibit made from plastic trash found on beaches.
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Butcher, Baker, Chocolate Maker Butcher, Baker, Chocolate Maker

Butcher, Baker, Chocolate Maker

One of our favorite things about traveling to new places can be summed up in one word:  FOOD! 
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Bringing Home the Bacon Bringing Home the Bacon

Bringing Home the Bacon

I’ve had a love affair with bacon all my life. In fact, it’s the main reason I’m not a vegetarian. But folks, Ed and Peg’s bacon is no ordinary bacon. It’s more like meat candy.
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Cooking Belizean with Chef Rick Cooking Belizean with Chef Rick

Cooking Belizean with Chef Rick

If you really enjoy eating, it's great to have good friends that are professional chefs. We lucked out with Chef Rick, here in Belize!

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Ajaw - The Chocolate Maker Ajaw - The Chocolate Maker

Ajaw - The Chocolate Maker

I love chocolate. Always have, always will. But, to be honest with you, I've never given much thought as to where it comes from. I’ve always been aware that there was such a thing as a cacao bean, but frankly,...
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Care Packages Care Packages

Care Packages

September is definitely hurricane month for this part of the planet.  They happen.  They are serious business and should be taken seriously when they occur.
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Where Everyone Knows Your Name Where Everyone Knows Your Name

Where Everyone Knows Your Name

How does this sound to you? The coldest Belikin beer in Belize with a side flask of Caribbean Rum…with your name taped on it.  Or throwing darts with a group of locals and expats that make you feel like...
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Holy Cow! Holy Cow!

Holy Cow!

Before coming here I thought that Belize was basically one big jungle. I thought we’d see exotic jungle animals everywhere, like monkeys, toucans, and maybe even crocodiles. But we’ve never...
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Beware the Tata Duende Beware the Tata Duende

Beware the Tata Duende

One of the most popular tales told, to even tiny children, is one about a troll-like characters called Tata Duende.  He is creepy, tricky and downright scary, so be afraid, very afraid.
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Fish Monitor Fish Monitor

Fish Monitor

When I’m writing or cartooning, I get really absorbed in what I’m doing. If you write, or have ever lived with a writer or artist, you know what I’m talking about.
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Shell Shock Shell Shock

Shell Shock

So, here we are at a wonderful housesit on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, also known as the Mexican Riviera.  It’s gorgeous, however getting here was arduous, at best.
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To Market, To Market To Market, To Market

To Market, To Market

John and I have always loved going to estate sales, yard sales and farmer's markets.  There’s something about buying from local community members that is special and we have always made it an adventurous...
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Meet the Menagerie Meet the Menagerie

Meet the Menagerie

Prepare to be wowed by some of the cleverest, cuddliest and cutest animals south of the “wall.”  Meet the menagerie of Rancho San Francisco.
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Maybe Mañana Maybe Mañana

Maybe Mañana

Reflections on 2017, looking to mañana, 2018.

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Hurricane Irma Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma

John is a hurricane pro. I’m a hurricane rookie. As we sit here this evening and wait for Irma, I can’t help but think that this past week’s hustle and bustle and preparations here on...
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Chanticleer Alarm Clocks Chanticleer Alarm Clocks

Chanticleer Alarm Clocks

Today's solar eclipse got me to thinking about how marvelously tuned in with the universe the feathered friends that share our yard actually are. They knew something cosmically weird was going on and they shut...
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Creepy Crawlies Creepy Crawlies

Creepy Crawlies

Yesterday my younger sister Della snapped and sent us these two incredible photos of local beasties that inhabit the wily northern kingdom called Yellowstone, which is close to where she lives.
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