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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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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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Retire Baja Mexico: Paradise in La Paz

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 Caribbean and a desert climate that […]

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San Diego to Rosarito Mexico: Take a Two Nation Vacation

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, CALIFORNIA, […]

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What to Do in La Paz Mexico

On the shores of Mexico’s southern Baja peninsula is La Paz, an authentic and colorful Mexican city whose name translates “the Peace.” Boasting 340 days of sunshine a year, beaches as beautiful as the Caribbean and a desert climate that keeps the days warm and dry and the nights cool, you are spoiled for choice […]

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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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Mexico Hot Spots for Beach-Lovers

With much of the U.S experiencing one of the chilliest winters in recent history, the thought of spreading a towel on a warm, palm-lined beach or curling up with a book under an oceanfront palapa is very appealing.  Add to that the affordability and safety of many of the Mexico hot spot tourist areas and […]

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Yucatan Food: What to Eat and Where to Find It

Apparently, mom was right — my eyes ARE bigger than my stomach.  Still, I gave it a good go as I scoffed my way through my recent trip through the Yucatán.  From the colonial cities of Merida, Valladolid, Izamal, San Pedro Nophat, Kanasín to the Gulf beach towns of Progreso and Telchec, to the tourist city of Cancun… […]

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Expats in Ensenada: This Sure Beats California!

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. She and her husband Patrick had been vacationing in the seaside community of Ensenada, Mexico for years.  “The feeling here is […]

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