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Ways to Volunteer While Traveling

by Joy Whitehead / Jan 12, 2013 / 0 comments

My Top Three Reasons to Go to Mexico

by Joy Whitehead / Dec 16, 2012 / 0 comments

There are many reasons to go to Mexico, but here are my top three reasons.


Ajijic Tianguis, Mexico

by Joy Whitehead / Dec 07, 2012 / 0 comments

The Ajijic Tianguis (the market in Ajijic, Mexico) is a popular place for foreigners to go to buy great fresh produce and colorful and artistic pottery and paintings.

Chapala Lakeside Market

by Joy Whitehead / Nov 21, 2012 / 0 comments

There are a lot of places in the world with a lakeside view, but nothing is quite like the view of Chapala, Mexico from the Chapala Lakeside Market, which is right on the water. This is not just a park, but it has lots of vendors that sell really cool things, like hand-woven backpacks, leather bags, jewelry, and snacks.


Chapala Malecon

Chapala Malecon


My Photography Passion: Animals

by Joy Whitehead / Nov 15, 2012 / 0 comments

Chapala, Mexico Animal Shelter

by Joy Whitehead / Oct 29, 2012 / 0 comments

Travel and International Experiences

by Joy Whitehead / Oct 13, 2012 / 2 comments

Tianguis de Chapala

by Joy Whitehead / Sep 27, 2012 / 0 comments

In Chapala, Mexico, there are several open-air markets, but the Tianguis (Market) de Chapala is different. It's not a tourist attraction, which is good because you get the cheapest prices on yummy fresh fruits, vegetables, and a wide variety of other products.


A Trip to Panama's Border

by Joy Whitehead / Sep 19, 2012 / 0 comments

On the first trip we took to renew our Costa Rican tourist visas, we went to Panama.


Postcard from the San Diego Zoo

by Joy Whitehead / Sep 12, 2012 / 0 comments