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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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Rosarito Spring Break at the Rosarito Beach Hotel [updated 2020]

Looking for a last-minute spring break destination?  A Rosarito spring break at the Rosarito Beach Hotel in Baja California, Mexico, offers students families, and ex-pats 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 […]

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Fox 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 Fox 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. Fox […]

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Baja Real Estate: Mexican Beach Bargains

I looked at him with what could only be described as pure skepticism. “Affordable, direct ocean view Mexico Baja 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 […]

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Things to Do in Ensenada

Located in northern Baja, Ensenada is just a short drive from the California border and has everything desired for a vacation. Things to do in Ensenada include exploring the rich culture, tasting delicious food, interacting with friendly residents, myriad seaside and inland activities, colorful shopping venues, and of course, it’s very safe. It’s no wonder […]

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Valle de Guadalupe Wineries: Adobe Guadalupe [updated 2020]

Move over Napa! The heart of Mexico’s wine district – the Valle de Guadalupe wineries 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.  It’s an easy drive from southern California or the north […]

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San Diego to Rosarito Mexico: 2-Nation Vacation [updated 2020]

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. Did I hear you […]

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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 Real Estate: Expats in Baja [updated 2020]

Margit Gantt wanted to find a more fulfilling lifestyle than the one she was living in California.  Not just one where the weather was great every day, but where her money would go further. That’s when she discovered Ensenada real estate. She and her husband Patrick had been vacationing in the seaside community of Ensenada, […]

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The Beach Community of Las Gaviotas Rosarito, Mexico

The gate-guarded Mexican beach resort of Las Gaviotas Rosarito 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 boarding, an ocean boardwalk, […]

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