Over the years, I’ve attended five Spanish schools in four countries, but my experience at Livit Immersion Center in Puebla in fall of 2017 has been the best so far. Read More

Traditional candied fruits, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes for Day of the Dead, Tlaxcala City

Traditional candied fruits, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes for Day of the Dead, Tlaxcala

Tiny Tlaxcala, the capital of Mexico’s smallest state, is often overlooked by travelers, but its relaxed colonial charms make it well worth a visit. Read More

Netflix recently started adding Mexican comedians to its lineup. Watching stand-up comedy is a great way to learn Mexican Spanish since it’s full of colloquial expressions and pop culture references. Read More

Mexico is one of my favorite destinations; between visits, I pacify my wanderlust with Mexican travel writing. As an expat lit junkie, I especially enjoy the unique perspective provided by Mexico’s long-time foreign residents. Here are some of the best books about Mexico by written by expat authors. Read More

Planning a trip to the Baltic states? In summer 2017 I spent three weeks exploring Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Check out my Baltic countries itinerary and trip report. Read More