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Baja Cuisine: Try Mi Casa Supper Club Moroxican Cuisine

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 spices […]

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Spring Break at the Rosarito Beach Hotel

Looking for a last-minute spring break destination?  The Rosarito Beach Hotel in Baja California, Mexico, offers students families, and expats everything they’d want in an affordable beach getaway. This iconic hotel was made popular mid-century as a retreat that catered to Mexican presidents, international royalty, and Hollywood stars, and the little beach town grew around […]

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Baja Studios Adds Redford Film to Repertoire

Less than an hour’s drive from San Diego, standing sentry over 3,000 feet of craggy Pacific coast, is Baja Studios, best known for filming epic blockbuster hits like Titanic, Pearl Harbor, and Master and Commander. The self-contained production facility covers sets distributed over 46 acres, including the largest filming tanks in the world. Baja Studios […]

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Mexican Real Estate Beach Bargains in Baja

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 myself once […]

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Top Six Things to Do in Ensenada Mexico

As stories about Mexico’s safety continue to be targeted by U.S. media, one region defies the reporting and continues to emerge as a safe and versatile destination: Baja. Located in northern Baja, Ensenada is just a short drive from the California border and has everything desired for a vacation – rich culture, delicious food, friendly […]

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Baja Wine Region: Wine, Dine and Have a Great Time

  Move over Napa! The heart of Mexico’s wine district – the Valle de Guadalupe in Baja, Mexico – is demanding critics’ attention. Off the beaten path, but rapidly gaining respect is Adobe Guadalupe – a vineyard, winery, stables, and sprawling hacienda open to tourists. Founded by American Don Miller and his Dutch-born wife, Tru, […]

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Take a Two Nation Vacation: Visit San Diego and Rosarito

  During tight economic times, vacationers are looking for ways to pack the most punch into their vacation. Unfortunately for many, travel abroad seems out of reach. However, with some careful planning, there’s a way to combine two top-notch destinations for nearly the cost of one: San Diego, California, and Rosarito, Mexico. 1. SAN DIEGO, […]

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For a Safe Mexican Holiday, Vacation in Baja

Turquoise waves lapping on sugar-sand beaches, colorful colonial cities, mouth-watering – and sometimes eye-watering – food, and friendly, warm locals. These are the imagines that used to come to mind when planning a vacation to Mexico. But the reputation of mainland Mexico’s troubled border cities has unfairly impacted tourism in the majority of peaceful Mexico […]

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Ensenada: This Sure Beats California!

  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, Mexico. “The feeling […]

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The Beach Community of Las Gaviotas Baja 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 enjoy a breezy beach great for surfing and paddle […]

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