An Alcatraz Inspired Weekend in San Francisco

To many, San Francisco isn't just about a collection of bridges, crocked streets and buildings with unique architecture. To some, it goes beyond that, as it can be a place of fascinating history attracting many to this city and beyond its waters to the island of Alcatraz. Celebrating the 55th anniversary of Alcatraz Island's closure as a federal prison, Parc 55 and the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, are exhibiting showcases of the famous Alcatraz prison. Here are some fun ideas of how you can enjoy an Alcatraz inspired weekend and experience “Life on the Rock”, at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco.

Where to eat, drink, stay and things to do in Rosarito, Mexico

Rosarito, Mexico is a beautiful Beach town located in between Tijuana and Ensenada and just a short 30 minute drive from the San Diego border. There are so many things to do in Rosarito, but in the past, it has been known for its rustic beaches and nightlife. Rosarito Beach was also known for the famous Cinematic Studios where “Titanic” was filmed in 1997, and most recently, it has been getting more press due to the Royal wedding, as our “American Princess” Megan Markle’s father, is believed to have retired there. This however, is not what is attracting visitors back to Rosarito for vacation or retirement, but more for its adventure, foodie and other new attractions that is making this town so attractive.

There are so many things to do in Rosarito besides go to the beach, and little by little this beach town has made a different name for itself. Some of its most popular and historic attractions continue to be open and have either expanded or remodeled, with new attractions opening every month. So, if you’re thinking about heading south of the border anytime soon, I have created a list of nine things to do in Rosarito, Mexico.

10 things to do in Puerto Peñasco that does not involve the beach and What you didn’t know about Rocky Point

Puerto Peñasco is an old fishing village situated on the Sea of Cortez, where the state of Sonora meets the state of Baja California, Mexico. Puerto Peñasco is a beautiful desert beach town situated 3.5 hours away from Arizona, and six hours from San Diego. It's also known to many as Rocky Point, especially those in Arizona. One of the things that makes this rocky pearl town in the north western part of Sonora so special and unique is it’s connections to the moon and NASA. During my last trip here, I got to visit this beautiful biosphere along with other activities that didn’t involve the beach. Rocky Point, is such a unique desert town, I wanted to tell a couple of things you may have never known about Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point) and 10 things to do that does not involve the beach. Well, only one involves the beach.

Best places to have wine in San Miguel De Allende with breathtaking views!

Some of the most majestic skyline views in all of Mexico can be seen in San Miguel De Allende. UNESCO World Heritage is situated on a hill where cobblestone streets cover the grounds of the city, giving panoramic views to just about any rooftop. During my last visit to San Miguel De Allende, I got to experience some of the best that San Miguel has to offer with their baroque Spanish architecture, cultural festivals and thriving art and food scenes. Guanajuato wineries and vineyards are also located about 20 minutes from the center of SMA. You can read about it here and here. But most of all, I was able to visit several rooftop restaurants with 360 degree views of San Miguel that can be seen from every direction.

The Best Eats and Micheladas in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico | Rocky Point

I have found the best michelada in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico!!!! Along the way, I also found the most delicious eats! Puerto Peñasco is an old fishing village situated on the Sea of Cortez, where the state of Sonora meets the state of Baja California. It's also known to many as Rocky Point, especially locals from Arizona and California. Just a short 3.5 hour drive from Phoenix and 6 hours from San Diego, lies this rocky pearl town in the north western part of Sonora, Mexico. Click HERE to read What You Didn't Know About Puerto Peñasco and 10 Things To Do. Video Below.

The Island of Women | Isla Mujeres, Mexico

With its beautiful history, crystal clear turquoise waters and much quieter ambiance, it's no wonder why this Island is visited by many and growing more each year. At five miles long and less than a half-mile wide, there is so much history in Isla Mujeres. When the Spanish first arrived on Isla Mujeres they discovered various idols and cult images of the Goddess Ixchel, which is how the island got it’s name, Isla Mujeres (the island of women). Well, thats one story. Legend has it that the only inhabitants of the island were the priestess of the goddess Ixchel and her court of women. Ixchel was the Mayan Goddess of fertility (childbirth), moon, medicine and happiness and the Island was known to be her sanctuary. Her temple is located on the southern most point on Isla known as Punta Sur (Which I will be talking about later on). Another legend is that men would leave their women in safe seclusion on the island while they went out to sea or over to the mainland. Another story has it that they believed that the island was a stopover for the Mayans on their way to Cozumel to worship the Goddess Ixchel. When the waning moon appeared in the east, people made pilgrimages to the Ixchel shrine on Cozumel. It was tradition of the Mayans to form a pilgrimage from the mainland to Cozumel at least once in their lifetime, especially if you were pregnant or wanting to get pregnant. Till today, this pilgrimage is held once a year and a ceremony is held to honor the Goddess of fertility and rumors and stories say……….