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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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Raising a Family and Running a Business in Mexico

Angela Damman is one of those people that can do it all.  And in Telchac Pueblo, she has done just that. Four years ago, she and her husband Scott sold their home in Salida, Colorado.  They gathered up their children, four-year-old India, and two-year-old Finley, and headed for the Yucatan state of Mexico. Telchac is […]

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Curacao Chichi Dolls: Art, Entrepreneurism, and Community Service

Not only was my “Chichi®” one of my favorite souvenirs from Curaçao, a Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela, it’s one of my favorite artifacts from all of my world travels. Each one a hand-painted original, these voluptuous clay sculptures open their arms as if to draw you into a loving embrace.  “Chichi,” in […]

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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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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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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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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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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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