Author: billyfreeze

Huasteca- Mexico’s Best Kept Secret

If you’re not from Mexico, there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Huasteca. Americans tend to stick with the tried and true vacation spots they’ve heard of such as Cancun and Cabo when traveling to Mexico. More intrepid travelers might visit Oaxaca, Mexico City and San Miguel Allende. However, one of the most beautiful spots in the entire country is only a 2 1/2 hour drive from Tampico or a 12 hour drive from Houston. This secret oasis remains almost unknown to American tourism. It is called Huasteca, San Luis Potosi. The word “Huasteca” comes from the Indian...

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Driving Your Car into Mexico- Is it Safe?

“Where did you come from?” the official asked. “San Luis Potosí” I answered. “Why? Do you have family there?” “No” I replied. “I just wanted to see some waterfalls and get away from the cold weather”. He eyed me suspiciously. Very few people do such a thing and he thought I might be up to questionable activities. I got sent into the “check them extra good” lane before being admitted back into Texas. I just spent a week driving through 5 states in Mexico. My friends warned me not go. I was told I might be kidnapped, shaken down...

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Caribbean Cruises After the Hurricanes

Who doesn’t love a cruise? It’s nice to be able to unpack once and float around the ocean being coddled and spoiled while you’re moving towards your next destination. I  booked a southern Caribbean cruise almost a year ago and I was all set to visit the last two countries on my list in the Caribbean, Dominica and Antigua. In late August, all hell broke loose on most of the islands on my itinerary. Hurricane Irma and Maria ripped through the Caribbean randomly destroying any islands in their paths. Puerto Rico got hit hardest. St. John was devastated. Even billionaire...

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Southern Comfort in South Carolina

I have been all over the world, but I have never been to South Carolina. That sounds like a good start for a song  (now that I think about it), but I just got back from Bluffton, SC where I spent 3 fantastic days learning about the area, oysters and local history.  Never heard of Bluffton? You will.Beaufort County is one of the fastest growing communities in the United Sates. Why? It’s not too hot, not too cold, and it’s beautiful; Postcard beautiful. I was invited to stay at The Montage Palmetto Bluff which is best described as a luxury...

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Protected: The Mysteries of the Magic Moai

I’m Bill. If you’re reading this, you probably booked my place with Airbnb. So welcome to my place. I’ve put this together so you can understand a few things about my strange and interesting place. So, let’s get started: Getting In The front door utilizes an August lock that works with your smart phone. Once I get your phone number, you download the app (if you don’t already have it) and I’ll send you an invitation to “Bill’s House”. I set the access to a temporary status while you are staying with me. If you extend your stay, it’s...

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