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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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Yucatan Food: What to Eat and Where to Find It [updated 2020]

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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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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Mexican Expat Profile: Selling Books in La Paz

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.  They decided to take some time off while they were still young enough to enjoy the experience of a new culture.  Their plan […]

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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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Rosarito Beach Resort in Baja California, Mexico

Located just an hour’s drive south of San Diego are the white sandy beaches of Rosarito, a friendly and laid-back beach town.  Quiet, nonviolent Rosarito has suffered unfairly from the reputation of mainland Mexico’s troubled border cities and from the decline in the U.S. economy and is just beginning to hit the radar of American and […]

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Puerto Nuevo Lobster in Baja, Mexico

Puerto Nuevo, 10 miles south of the famous Baja city of Rosarito is a must-do on any Baja California itinerary.  This small fishing village was founded in the 1950s as a small stand near a Newport cigarette billboard (Newport translates to Puerto Nuevo in Spanish). The billboard is long gone but more than 30 restaurants […]

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CostaBaja La Paz: Luxury Resort in Southern Baja

Located on the azure Sea of Cortez, CostaBaja Resort and Spa enjoys the distinction of being the only 5-star resort in the city of La Paz, on Mexico’s Baja peninsula. La Paz means “the peace” – a feeling that is transformed throughout CostaBaja, nestled between the serene desert and the majestic breeze-swept Sea of Cortez […]

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Sea4Two, Baja Mexico

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 San Antonio Delmar offers unobstructed panoramic views of the ocean […]

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Baja Expats: They Came to Visit Mexico and Stayed

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, snorkeling in the crystalline fish-rich waters of […]

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