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Ports of Call: Ensenada, Mexico

So, you’re on a cruise to Mexico! That’s exciting! You can’t wait to get to Cabo San Lucas or Mazatlan and relax on the beach. But before you get to that point, your first stop is Ensenada. What on earth are you going to do there? Maybe you haven’t even heard of this place. Ensenada… Continue reading Ports of Call: Ensenada, Mexico

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Table to Farm: Deckman’s en el Mogor, Baja California

It’s safe to say that most people enjoy food. Whether it’s a home cooking class or looking for the most authentic spot in the city you’re in, trying a new restaurant when traveling is just part of the fun. I usually hit up yelp when I’m trying to plan where to eat in a place… Continue reading Table to Farm: Deckman’s en el Mogor, Baja California

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The Perfect Wine Tasting Weekend: Guadalupe Valley, Baja California

If you’re planning a wine tasting trip you might head straight for a weekend in the most famous wine region of Napa or Sonoma in the northern California, or maybe focus on the central coast cities of Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, or San Luis Obispo. Even the Temecula region in San Diego county has grown… Continue reading The Perfect Wine Tasting Weekend: Guadalupe Valley, Baja California

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A Day on the Lake: Ajijic and Chapala

The capital city of Guadalajara is centrally located within in the Mexican state of Jalisco and is a perfect hub for branching out into the surrounding area. Don’t get me wrong - the city of 1.5 million is definitely worth its own visit; it’s brimming with art, music, shopping, and delicious food - plenty of… Continue reading A Day on the Lake: Ajijic and Chapala

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Save Money, Fly Domestic: How to Use the Cross Border Xpress

Considering how close we are to the border of Mexico in Southern California, it’s surprising how many people I know who have never crossed over. Perhaps some of it is because of the bad press Mexico always gets for being corrupt and unsafe for travelers (which is not true, and might be something to address… Continue reading Save Money, Fly Domestic: How to Use the Cross Border Xpress

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Pyramids, Tequila & Tortas: A Cultural & Culinary Tour

Only about an hour outside of Guadalajara is the town of Tequila.  It’s not a very large town and if you haven’t heard of it, you’ve definitely heard of its major product.  Yes, the sleepy town of Tequila produces the stuff of Spring Break legend - and has been for decades.  Not super close, but… Continue reading Pyramids, Tequila & Tortas: A Cultural & Culinary Tour

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Guadalajara: the Cultural Capital of Jalisco

My family and I have been vacationing in Baja California for as long as I can remember. I believe the first time I went I was six years old.  In fact, my parents had both been traveling to Baja independently for years before they met each other 35 years ago. So believe me when I… Continue reading Guadalajara: the Cultural Capital of Jalisco

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A Beginner’s Guide to Thrifty Travel

When I started traveling on my own, the first thing went through my mind was, I want to go everywhere!  Followed immediately by, I don’t think I can afford that.  The urge to see the world is exhilarating but the thought that travel is too expensive can be very debilitating. For me, travel doesn’t have to… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Thrifty Travel