Most visitors to the awe-inspiring island of Iceland typically don't venture too far away from the capital city, Reykjavík, and the beautiful sights along the Golden Circle, in and around the southern coast cities of Vík and Höfn. During our 8 day trip, we spent about half our time on this tried and true tourist… Continue reading Visiting Akureyri: 3 Days in Northern Iceland
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Visiting the Magical Guanajuato City
Guanajuato City, a bit more genuine and gritty than polished, pricey, and expat-heavy San Miguel de Allende, is a must-visit if you're traveling in or around Central Mexico. While it's not a destination with lots of things to do per se, it's perfect for slow travelers. The hiking trails are numerous and contain so many… Continue reading Visiting the Magical Guanajuato City
A Beginner’s Guide to Slow Travel | How to Travel Slowly and Reasons Why You Should
Since The Virgo Voyager is, first and foremost, a blog focused on slow travel, I'd like to define what exactly slow travel is, and why it's beneficial - to you and to the rest of the world. In this beginner's guide to slow travel, I'll share why this movement became important to me in the… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Slow Travel | How to Travel Slowly and Reasons Why You Should
Pros and Cons of Puerto Vallarta: An Honest Review
My impressions of Puerto Vallarta were mixed at best. Initially, I thought maybe I wasn't giving it a fair shot after our rocky start, which you can read about here. After the full 10 days though, I feel confident in saying, it just wasn't for me. As with any destination, Puerto Vallarta had its pros… Continue reading Pros and Cons of Puerto Vallarta: An Honest Review
Visiting Jalatlaco and Xochimilco, Oaxaca | Hidden Gems or in Danger of Gentrification?
In 2019, Time Out magazine included the colonial, colorful, charming neighborhood of Jalatlaco, Oaxaca in their list of "coolest neighborhoods in the world." Google's top search results for the neighborhood include a confusing mix of older posts calling it a hidden gem, with newer posts drawing attention to the looming danger of gentrification. gentrificationthe process… Continue reading Visiting Jalatlaco and Xochimilco, Oaxaca | Hidden Gems or in Danger of Gentrification?
Visiting the Cultural Museum of Oaxaca and Ethnobotanical Garden
Pretty much all of the "what-to-do while visiting Oaxaca" lists you'll find online will include this activity, and after visiting the Cultural Museum of Oaxaca, I'm looking forward to sharing with you the reasons I wholeheartedly agree with all those lists. The museum entrance is right under those double arches How to Get to the… Continue reading Visiting the Cultural Museum of Oaxaca and Ethnobotanical Garden
A Guide to Getting from Mexico City to Oaxaca
Even though it's only 6-7 hours between the two cities, our total journey felt like a lot longer, and yours might too, so here's some tips to make getting from Mexico City to Oaxaca run a bit more smoothly. Washington D.C. to Mexico City You can only fly directly to Oaxaca from a select few… Continue reading A Guide to Getting from Mexico City to Oaxaca