During my recent trip to Puerto Penasco Mexico, also known as Rocky Point, I decided to give myself a challenge and find the best michelada in town. I knew I wasn't going to be disappointed, so I visited five different michelada spots and named my top five favorites . All five of them were delicious and non of them I disliked. For purposes of this article, I requested no clamato (clam and tomatoe juice) on all of my micheladas.Read More
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……….Read More
Growing up in southern California, a road trip to Las Vegas, Nevada, is something that almost everyone has done. While in college, I can’t tell you the number of times we were in a hurry to get to Vegas and drove straight through without stopping. As you get older, you realize flying is soooooo much better, right? Well, this time my cousin and I decided to turn this into a fun “primas” (insert translation……cousins), road trip.
1. First stop was Bottle Tree Ranch. Ever wonder where your wine bottles go after you drink them? Well, this man started a collection of trees and built a little museum of all kinds of glass bottles, The Bottle Tree Ranch. Its super cool for pictures and its a must see! Make sure you leave a tip if you visit!
2. On your way to the Bottle Tree Ranch is a super fun place called Oro Grande. You will see this place on the left hand side on your way to The Bottle Tree Ranch located on route 66. This little place has a few shops and great photo opportunities! This place is so worth stopping! Seriously, I couldn't stop taking pictures!
3. Next, is a place where most Californian’s never stop, Calico Ghost Town. I'm sure most people have seen the sign that reads Calico, but never stopped to visit. Well this time, we did!
4. For sure this time, we were on our way to Vegas, until we saw this amazing colorful thing off the freeway that looked like a bouncy house, Seven Magic Mountains. These AMAZING sculptures are seven towers of colorful, stacked boulders standing more than thirty feet that were created by Ugo Rondinone. This sculpture was opened on May 11, 2016 and will be there for only two years. After two years, the rocks will be taken down. So go check it out before it gets taken down. Drive north on I-15 to Jean, NV (exit 12). Turn right (east) on NV-161 toward Las Vegas Blvd. Drive approximately 5 miles north on Las Vegas Blvd. and the artwork will appear on your right (east).