Crossing the Border to Mexico: Requirements for Minors

As I’ve written before, Mexico is an ideal country for family travel. Luckily, kids are also easier to import than dogs, cats, or God forbid, tropical birds. To get a passport, minors under the age of 14 must show proof both of citizenship and proof of relationship to the applying parent(s) or guardian(s). You will find the various applications and forms you will need at www.travel.state.gov. To get a Mexican tourist card, both parents’ written notarized consent is required if […]

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Popcorn

Oh man…I think that it is the funniest and best recipe for anything I’ve ever read!   Fred White wrote:  Dear Lorena,  Carl shared your innovations with making popcorn and I’m trying to remember what exactly it was… Lorena: Here’s our excessively detailed popcorn recipe… Fred: Oh man…I think that it is the funniest and best recipe for anything I’ve ever read! Really…thank you! Lorena: There have been two additions to our popcorn making since that article was written: A portion […]

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People's Guide Classic: Carl's Tips on Learning Spanish

Over the course of more than thirty years in Mexico, I’ve had the benefit of many amateur tutors to correct and refine my Spanish. When it comes to learning a foreign language, however, I am not a ‘quick study’. (For the life of me, I still don’t understand why the Widow Twankey is cross with her son.) In spite of all my work, there’s no doubt that rough spots, gaps and outright grammatical embarrassments still remain. Based on my own […]

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