El Charro Cafe has sat in the same spot since its founding in 1922. Photo courtesy of Deb Roskamp. Owner Marques Flores marched around our table pointing out historic dishes on El Charro Café’s menu. “Order these three items and it will be like eating at my own home.” Who was I to disagree for authentic is what I desired, …
The T-Boy Society of Film & Music’s latest poll is devoted to something that we all have experienced: Travel Nightmares. Our first entry by the most esteemed Richard Carroll puts the theme in the proper context. It’s really all about ourselves and should serve as travel lessons learned.
Just because we can’t travel during the Covid-19 pandemic, doesn’t mean we can’t still explore the culinary traditions of various countries from the comfort of our own kitchens.
There was not a hint of litter on the street. Mexican children frolicked on the beach. Los Pacenos (La Paz natives) offered gentle smiles as they jogged past me along the Malecón – La Paz’s bay-front boardwalk that stretches along the historic downtown. It was hard to take it all in with the sun setting on the glimmering Sea of Cortez.
Padre Pro’s last request was to be allowed to kneel and pray. When the firing squad’s shots failed to kill him, a soldier shot him at point-blank range. Pro had been falsely accused in the bombing attempt of former Mexican President Álvaro Obregón, and had become a wanted man. Betrayed to the authorities, he was sentenced to death without the benefit of any legal process.
When you’re self-isolating at home, whiling away the hours scanning the internet for recipes, did you ever stumble across Mexico’s most-watched television show, “Master Chef Mexico?” How about the celebrity chef herself, Betty Vasquez, one of the show’s three judges?
Visitors can indulge their every desire in the ultimate expression of sensuality along Mexico’s West Coast, while enjoying a shimmering sun and the pulsating rhythm of Mazatlan. For those who wish to focus on one another and put the world aside Mazatlan has delightful pleasures that will keep the travel passion on edge.
A pilgrimage is defined by Oxford Dictionary as (1) A journey to a holy place for religious reasons, or (2) Journey to a place that is connected with someone or something that you admire or respect.
Enjoying a cruise today is noticeably different than those my wife and I did some 25 years ago. That reality was dramatically in evidence when we took a Princess cruise earlier this year, and the memories we experienced “back then,” still color my thoughts today. In the 1970s research shows that about 500,000 people took a cruise every year. In the cruise industry today (2019) the cruise business has grown considerably.
Currently studying Social Work at Azusa Pacific University outside of Los Angeles, Annie has always had a passion to learn about other cultures and live outside of the United States. Her dream came true with the opportunity to spend 6 weeks of her summer in Quito, Ecuador through a spiritual formation program.
Since her first move to Quito, she has had the opportunity to come back two different times with a semester abroad program called Living and Learning International. Her semester abroad consisted of intense Spanish classes, adventures all around the country including the Galapagos, and a month with a homestay family. Currently, she is working as a summer Resident Coordinator by assisting student interns in daily living, planning weekly chapels, and co-leading weekend activities.[/expand]
Lady Beverly Cohn has been a journalist for the past 20 years and is an award-winning travel writer. She is Editor-at-Large of the Mirror Media Group, Editor-at-Large Worldwide for SPLASH Magazines, Entertainment Editor,Traveling Boy.com, Contributing Writer to the Community Media Group, Special Contributor to LAWEST.com, and SFV Media.com, and Contributing Editor,TravMedia.com. Her features cover a broad spectrum of subjects including travel, film and theatre reviews, as well as high-profile celebrity interviews.
Before becoming a journalist, Beverly was President & CEO of Nadel & Cohn Worldwide, a company that developed generic products for birthdays and anniversaries. Those products are FLIKBAKS (CD’s) and the 20-book series WHAT A YEAR! IT WAS! co-written with her daughter Laurie Rosenthal.
Beverly is a vintage and ballroom dancer and a member of three singing groups – The Santa Monica College Emeritus College Gospel Chorale, The Merits, and the Inner City Youth Orchestra & Chorale of Los Angeles. She is a member of BAFTA LA and the International Press Academy where she serves on the Foreign Film Committee. She is single and lives in Santa Monica, California.