Inspiration from a Lifelong Vegetarian
– Writing and Photos

Scenes from Guadalajara

Scenes from Guadalajara

Guadalajara is the second biggest city in Mexico, so we could only see so much in a week, but what we explored was impressive. Colorful sculptures, fountains, historic buildings, and great walkable plazas add a lot to the bustling city. Nearby art-filled Tlaquepaque...
Indulging in Playa del Carmen

Indulging in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen in Mexico’s lovely state of Quintana Roo has become a travel favorite for us. Even with the humid heat, mosquitos, and occasional sargassum (thick seaweed in the ocean), it is an attractive and fun place to visit. While the pandemic was slowly...
Charmed by Casa Cacao

Charmed by Casa Cacao

I will travel miles for quality chocolate and food, even through hordes of pedestrians, fruit and vegetable vendors, and a zoo of honking cars. So yesterday my love and I made our way through the Tijuana center near the famous and bustling Avenida Revolucion because...
Unwinding in Valle de Guadalupe

Unwinding in Valle de Guadalupe

For those exploring the north end of Baja California, Valle de Guadalupe is a must-see wine valley approximately an hour from coastal Ensenada or about a two-hour drive from San Diego. There are over 100 wineries in the region, but you don’t have to drink...
Vegan Heaven in Playa del Carmen

Vegan Heaven in Playa del Carmen

Updated January 5, 2021: Playa del Carmen, a hot and humid city in Mexico’s Riviera Maya known for gorgeous beaches and its buzzing La Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue), is like a vegan utopia. One could go out to eat regularly and find meals, snacks, and drinks to...