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Making our way to the Monarchs

Making our way to the Monarchs

The journey to the Vanilla plantation was about a five hour drive, so the return was about the same.  We drove back to Veracruz and stayed in the Hotel Deligencias again.  Dinner was in the hotel restaurant and we all enjoyed recapping our time with Jorge, Mike and Jesus and sipping margaritas.  Then it was […]

¡Viva Vanilla!

¡Viva Vanilla!

By Liz Rutledge On Day 3 of our Reefs to Rockies exploration of Mexico, we toured a vanilla plantation in Guiterrez Zamor (about a four hour drive north of Veracruz).  A lovely señora, Sylvia (with our guide Jorge’s translation), explained in loving detail how the vanilla plants are grown, harvested, beans processed and sold. When […]

CHALLENGE  DAY 17

CHALLENGE DAY 17

Sustainable Fashion – Try out a Thrift Store! Today’s challenge is to explore thrift shopping if you don’t already.  Check out a local thrift store and see what great selection they have for all sorts of items. Some are better than others, so I would recommend doing your research. Maybe start here:  Thrift Store Google Search […]

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