Large landmark rocks jut out of the deep blue waters of the pacific as a fishing boat leaves a wake.

Bringing Your Own Boat to Mexico

Sailing and fishing are popular activities off Mexico’s azure coast, especially along the Baja California peninsula and the Pacific. Author Julie Doherty Meade tells you what you need to know to bring your boat to Mexico.

A mural with Maya influence by graffiti artist Nunca.

Visual Art & Architecture in Mexico

Julie Doherty Meade discusses the history of visual art and architecture in Mexico, from the stepped temple-pyramids of the pre-Columbian era to the influence of French occupation on Mexico City. Read on to learn more about Mexican art—both past and present.

View down a cobblestoned streets in San Miguel de Allende with cathedral spires visible in the distance.

Learning and Speaking Spanish in Mexico

Being able to speak Spanish is not necessary for visiting (or even moving to) Mexico, but it can open up a lot of doors. In this article, author Julie Doherty Meade covers the benefits and difficulties of learning Spanish in Mexico, as well as where to find language classes around the country.

Sign on a newspaper rack reading Gringo Gazette, Southern Baja's Priceless Newspaper.

Gringos, Gabachos, and Güeros

Foreigners in Mexico are likely to hear the popular term gringo in use. Wondering if the term is derogatory? Julie Doherty Meade goes over the usage of gringo, gabacho, and güero, all of which may be said to describe foreigners.

A row of condiment bottles and salsa in tall glass cups with serving spoons sit on an open air counter.

Water Quality & Food Safety in Mexico

When traveling, it’s always important to be cautious when it comes to your diet. If you’re looking to visit or live in Mexico, here’s some essential information about drinking water and consuming food.

Taking the train is a New York experience all its own. Photo © Derek Key, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

How to Feel Like a New Yorker in Two Days

Visiting New York City for the weekend? There are a few details that distinguish a New Yorker’s lifestyle from what you find in other cities around the globe. From eating bagels with lox to shopping at indie boutiques, Julie Doherty Meade shares the best ways to experience the city like a local, not a tourist.