cover San Miguel de Allende 2e

Moon San Miguel de Allende

Including Guanajuato & Querétaro

Second Edition, March 2016
Pages: 296

Price: $17.99 USD
ISBN: 9781631211591

Price: $11.99 USD
ISBN: 9781631211607

Join longtime resident and writer Julie Doherty Meade for an unforgettable experience. With her unique perspective and advice you can trust, Moon San Miguel de Allende has everything you need to know to have a more personal and memorable experience.

With sparkling blue skies, baroque architecture, and joyous conviviality, Moon San Miguel de Allende tells you what you need to know to plan the perfect trip for you. Explore colonial architecture, contemporary art galleries, and traditional craft markets. Find the best places to soak in a hot spring, sample mescal, and snack on gorditas. Along with trip ideas like “Picture-Perfect San Miguel,” Meade includes itineraries for day trips to local Franciscan missions, and to nearby Guanajuato and Querétaro to help you trek off the beaten path.

With expertly crafted maps and gorgeous photos, this guidebook gives you the tools you need to have an immersive and unique experience.

Julie Doherty Meade was born in San Francisco, California. She grew up in Marin County, and spent her childhood hiking, camping, skiing, and traveling throughout the Golden State. After graduating from Stanford University, she took her first trip to Mexico, where she was immediately drawn to the country’s warm people and fascinating culture. The following year, Julie returned to Mexico and decided to extend her stay indefinitely.

For almost ten years, Julie lived, worked, and traveled throughout Mexico, perfecting her Spanish and learning to distinguish between the flavors of different chili peppers. She saw Zapatista leader Subcomandante Marcos speak to a crowd in San Cristóbal de las Casas, scaled pyramids in the southern state of Oaxaca, and taught English to five-year-olds in Mexico City before she settled down in San Miguel de Allende. During her years in San Miguel, Julie became intimately acquainted with the region’s multicultural community, lively local art scene, and vivid history. In the meantime, she supported her nomadic lifestyle by working as a freelance writer, translator, artist, and graphic designer for various companies in Mexico and the United States.

Julie lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, Arturo, and her transplanted chihuahua, Tequila. She spends a good deal of her free time trying to replicate traditional Mexican recipes in her tiny urban kitchen.