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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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Westin La Paloma Tucson AZ

Looking for a great place for a girlfriend’s getaway?  Try the Westin La Paloma in Tucson, Arizona. Located in the foothills of the beautiful Catalina Mountains, the La Paloma offers something for everyone.  In addition to incredible views of the mountains, desert, and city below, the location could not be better; whether you are looking for upscale shopping, […]

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Sanibel Island Vacations: Casa Ybel Resort

Looking for a great place to kick back on a fun, relaxing and romantic weekend interlude or a fun place to get away for the weekend with kiddos?  Try a Sanibel Island vacation at the Casa Ybel Resort,  just across the bay from Ft. Meyers on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Located off the southwestern coast of Florida, […]

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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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Kitty Hawk Kites: Hang Gliding Adventure in NC

Having already experienced and loved skydiving, I was interested in trying hang gliding to see how they compare. And what better place to try out this unique flying experience than at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, especially in August! There are two ways a novice can hang glide. One is to take a lesson and then […]

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Skydiving Hawaii: The Glicken

The small round light turned from red to green, the plane decreased speed to the point of hover (or so it seemed), and the bottom of the large side door began its slow, creaky, ominous rise.  Strapped into handsome jumpmaster as snuggly as I would allow without a marriage proposal, there was no turning back […]

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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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