The Doors of Mazatlán

Our visit to Mazatlán, Mexico has been relaxing, rejuvenating and thought-provoking. This trip came with many bonuses, including providing me with rich material to participate in #ThursdayDoors. Here is a small sample of the endless variety of eye-catching entranceways we passed during our daily wanderings. The architecture in Mazatlán’s historic district (Centro Historico) displays a …

Cool Things to do in Palm Desert (and Surrounding Area) — Part Two

We have not run out of things to explore in the Palm Desert area — quite the opposite! Our week began by us celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving with a home-made turkey dinner (cooked by friends). Throughout the week, we again managed to keep ourselves quite busy -- without really trying. We browsed the Farmers’ Market, ate …

Cool Things to do in Palm Desert (and Surrounding Area) — Part One

palm desert

For the past three years, my husband and I have taken part in a six-week home exchange in Palm Desert each autumn. We love the balance of familiar routines nestled among new discoveries that we somehow missed during previous visits. Here are a few highlights from this year's Week One. All offer free admission. Purchases …