Travel

Paseo Santa Lucia
Paseo Santa Lucia, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Travel plays a big part in my life. I’m from the US (the midwest, to be more precise). My husband is from Mexico City. For the last 10 years, we have lived in northern Mexico, just about halfway between my family and his. This makes for a LOT of traveling. So we get to discover lots of little-known destinations in both the US and Mexico.

Most years, we get in the car and drive for three or four days to visit my parents. And we also get in the car at least once a year and drive across Mexico to visit my inlaws. Plus, we like traveling by car, so sometimes we just keep driving south from Mexico City.

Surviving Multi-Day Roadtrips with Children

We also bring our kids with us. And one of them ALWAYS throws up about an hour after we leave our house on the 26th of December. (I swear, the child must be allergic to Boxing Day, because I think those December 26ths are the ONLY days in his life he has ever thrown up!) So yeah–we know that traveling isn’t as beautiful as Instagram would make you believe.

Keeping Kids Entertained in the Backseat
Quick Tip: When they get bored in the car, let them take pictures!

If you’re like me and like sharing carsick stories, ask me about our Barf Through Arkansas Day sometime. Thank goodness, that was a one-time ordeal. And not on December 26th.

Anyway, to get back on track, I often share travel adventures here. Usually, they’re a good deal cleaner and prettier than what I’ve described above.

But, let’s face it–barf happens.

Are you looking for odd, out-of-the-way places to visit anywhere between Mexico City and Detroit? You’ve come to the right place!

zacatecas at night
                                                                 This is Zacatecas. Isn’t it gorgeous?

Or, if you ‘d just like to skip to the destinations, here is what I’ve reported on so far:

Destinations in Mexico
Saltillo’s Catheddral

Are you driving around the US? Here are the destinations I’ve come back to tell the story about:

Barton Springs, Austin
Austin, Texas

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