Moroxican Cuisine Crushing It in Baja

Mi Casa Supper Club at sunset

Growing up in Casablanca, Bo Bendana was warned that every girl had to learn how to cook or no one will marry her. “But I don’t want to get married!” 12 year-old Bo told her mother. In spite of her resistance, Bo’s mother taught her to cook. That early introduction to savory ingredients and exotic … [Read more...]

Running a Business, Restoring a Hacienda, and Raising a Family in Mexico’s Yucatan State

Angela Dammon

Angela Damman is one of those people that can do it all.  And in Telchac Pueblo, she has done just that. Four years ago, she and her husband Scott sold their home is Salida, Colorado.  They gathered up their children, four-year-old India and two-year-old Finley, and headed for the Yucatan state … [Read more...]

Curacao’s Chichi® Dolls: A Collaboration of Art, Entrepreneurism, and Community Service

Chichi® Curacao

Not only was my “Chichi®” one of my favorite souvenirs from Curaçao, a Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela, it’s one of my favorite artifacts from all of my world travels. Read about Curacao's Chichi® dolls in Travel Dreams Magazine, November 21, 2013.   … [Read more...]

Mexican Real Estate: Beach Bargains in Baja

Rosarito

I looked at him with what could only be described as pure skepticism. "Affordable, direct ocean view Mexico real estate and just steps from the beach?" I said. "Show me." As realtor and expat Max Katz drove me to a beachside community of Las Gaviotas on Rosarito Beach in Baja, Mexico, I imagined … [Read more...]

Want to Retire in Paradise? Go to Baja

Balandra Beach, La Paz (courtesy CostaBaja)

On the crystal aqua shores of the Sea of Cortez in Baja California Sur, Mexico, La Paz is being quietly discovered and checks every box on retirement or relocation lists: climate, safety, lifestyle, affordability. Boasting 340 days of sunshine a year, La Paz has beaches as beautiful as the … [Read more...]

Ensenada: This Sure Beats California!

Margit Gantt Ensenada

Margit Gantt wanted to find a more fulfilling lifestyle than the one she had in California. She was looking for great weather every day…somewhere she could get more for her money. She and her husband Patrick knew where they wanted to be. They often vacationed in the seaside community of Ensenada, … [Read more...]

Selling Books in La Paz

Bennetts La Paz Baja Mexico

Kat and Bruce Bennett were living in Seattle, Washington, working in the high-tech field. But they found themselves disillusioned with politics and disappointed in the direction U.S. culture seemed to be headed.  Read about the Bennetts and their La Paz bookstore, Published by International … [Read more...]

Las Gaviotas, Baja Mexico

Las Gaviotas Rosarito Mexico

The gate-guarded Mexican beach resort of Las Gaviotas is in Rosarito Beach is a mere 35-minute drive from the border of California. It is a well-planned community with three layers of single-family, detached homes, each level having an unobstructed view of the cascading Pacific coast. Residents … [Read more...]

Sea4Two, Baja Mexico

Sea4Two2_luggageandlipstick

From its prime location overlooking the crashing aquamarine Pacific, Sea4Two offers stunning views and a convenient home base for everything from relaxation to revelry. Just a 10-minute drive from the California border with Baja, Mexico, and 30-minute drive  from San Diego, this charming villa in … [Read more...]

In Mexico, Baja Beckons Expats

Hacienda Adobe Guadalupe

Married, single, young, old, with kids in tow, retired or entrepreneurs — Baja Mexico is enticing expats with its promise of a better lifestyle. The choices are unlimited. The colorful culture of colonial and fishing towns, low home prices, world-class surfing on the crashing waves of the Pacific, … [Read more...]