Articles by Catherine Stribling

Mazatlan: Seafood and Eat It

Mazatlan is rightly praised for its shrimp dishes, but as I discovered, that is not the only seafood to enjoy in this culinary wonderland. I…


Fun Facts About Mazatlan

I know of no better way to capture the quirky charm of Mazatlan than this list of fun facts I assembled while visiting, in no…


Meals Beyond Mazatlan

Those tourists seeking “authentic” Mexican experiences – I use the quotations to connote both irony and self-recognition – will do well to check out tours…


Sweet Sinaloa

Sometimes a person just wants to eat something sweet, either to finish a big meal or between meals to quell a rumbling stomach. Or, frankly,…


Spirits of Mazatlan

When is tequila not tequila? When it is made in Mazatlan. Much in the way the French legislate that only sparkling wine made in the…


Hotels in Mazatlan

  Even as Spring nears, parts of the US remain blanketed in snow. What better place to thaw out a winter chill than sunny Mazatlan….


Amazing Mazatlan

  Recently I spent five days in Mazatlan with a group of writers exploring the food and drink of this port city. No small feat,…


Seeing San Javier Mission

Some of my most memorable travel memories have been the result of what I call happy accidents. My friend Daniel, who had come with me…





Duncan Does Del Mar

As my yellow lab Duncan and I discovered, Del Mar goes out of its way to make its four-legged friends feel at home. Most importantly,…



Amazing Mezcal

I’ve been a fan of premium tequilas for a decade now but had never had mezcal before my trip to Puebla.  Partially this was a…