After four months on the road following Moveable Feast: Yucatàn, Laura and I are settling back into our restful home, reestablishing our routines, and taking the pup for long walks in the woods. As good as travel feels, it makes home life that much sweeter. The vistas we’ve seen, the people we’ve connected with, and […]

My first apartment in Seattle was right off Pike’s Market. I first moved to the Pacific Northwest in mid-January years back and got accustomed to using the historic market as my grocery store. After a few months, I got to know my veggie guy, would ask about my cheese gal’s kids, the butcher would pour […]

The first time I visited Paris, I stepped out of the Gare de Lyon and into the intoxicating Parisian boulevards.  An accordion player serenaded the passersby near the Seine as we ducked into a café for a quick espresso to check the map and figure out where our hotel was (this was 2004. No smart […]

You know those dinners that end so slowly you can barely tell the difference between mealtime and the relaxed hangouts that happen for the rest of the night? The stretching on and on of conversations both serious and trivial, the quiet warmth of being safe amongst people who left their phones somewhere in another faraway […]

“He was born in the summer of his 27th year Coming home to a place he’d never been before…” – John Denver — “Rocky Mountain High”   John Denver was the soundtrack to my parents’ early love. They fell in love to his tenor voice and dulcet guitar strums at outdoor concerts and as city […]

Hidden cenotes, slow-roasted pibil tacos, papal picado, local coffee, margaritas like whoa in the open air, 16th century Spanish colonial architecture, and the road to what’s next. Here’s 24 hours in the Yucatán in 33 seconds. Join us this October for all this and so much more. Pass the ceviche, mi amigo.

Valladolid: you magical Mayan love, you. Places this cool and undiscovered rarely stay this cool and undiscovered for long. Tucked away inland with no beaches in site, Valladolid sits as a stronghold of Mayan culture and Yucatecan delights. It’s a place where you have everything: street tacos, live music, sun bleached pastel homes, cobblestones, mamacitas […]

Last Sunday, we went to a house warming party of our dear friend and MFer Gaylin. Her new home is an architectural marvel perched on a hill overlooking mountains on all sides. On sunny spring days like today, with all the mountain ranges visible, all I want to do is sit out on her balcony and […]

When I was a young child of 22-years-old, I used to think I loved margaritas — until I figured out that margaritas were just inefficient tequila delivery systems. I dropped the marg and went straight for the good stuff. Not everyone shares my penchant for sipping a cheapo blanco like it’s a fine scotch, so […]

“Hospitality consists of a little fire, a little food, and an immense quiet.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Last time we were in Tulum, we overlapped with our friends Blake and Asta, had them over to our sparsely designed Airbnb and with no bottle-opener, jerry-rigged open a few cervezas and sat on the cement floor. We snacked […]

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