Sunday July 23 2017

A Temazcal is a mud or brick dome-like construction and is used to house people while they undergo an ancient Aztec cleansing ritual. The intention of this is to balance the mind, body and spirit, ‘which they say promotes spiritual rebirth.’ The site of this particular Temazcal was the home of Menelio Morales. Sarah Markworth travelled to the... Read more...
Thongs are a major item in Baja beachwear. Don't be caught without yours or in the wrong kind of thongs as this article points out.Thong, what a great word, what a great sound? Thong coming from the fact that thongs are made with just a slight amount of material (originally a thong of leather) that goes between the appendages. They come in... Read more...
The warm, calm waters at La Paz attracts hundreds of whales during migrating season. During December through April, the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez are filled with migrating whales that travel 20,000 miles from the Bering Sea to reach the warm and calm waters of La Paz, Baja California Sur in Mexico. It is in this particular area of Baja... Read more...
Travel Medical Insurance is becoming more and more popular and necessary for good reason these days.  I had been hearing enough stories of people having severe medical issues only to survive and then experience catastrophic financial crisis because of the medical expenses in a foreign country and or the costs of air evacuation (EVAC) and or... Read more...
By boat, it was only forty miles from beautiful Isla San Francisco back to La Paz. By late afternoon, the kids and my wife Jan were lounging in the shade of the cockpit watching the city’s skyline take shape, when Melissa, age ten and her brother Thomas, 14, noticed several giant manta rays leaping clear of the water.“Look Mom, there are lots... Read more...
The Baja California peninsula is home to more than 600,000 North Americans and is visited annually by millions people from around the world. Tijuana is one of the busiest borders in the world and in 2014 Los Cabos became the #1 tourist destination of Mexico. The BajaInsider provides an effective media outlet for your company to connect with people... Read more...
It's that noise that keeps some folks up at night when sleeping in a boat in the temperate waters of the Sea of Cortez. Some fear them for Fiberglass Termites but marine biologist Bill Martin fills us in on Snapping Shrimp or more scientifically amed Alpheus heterochaelis. Bill is a retired architect with a passion that drove him to a MS in 1999... Read more...
With the changing of the Mexican Foreign Investment Law over the last few decades, many foreigners are now taking advantage of the opportunity to purchase real estate in Mexico. Homes and undeveloped land are being purchased at a rapidly increasing rate by citizens of the USA, Canada and other foreign countries. And with the ability to now obtain... Read more...
The Sea of Cortez is certainly my main attraction to living in Baja California Sur. And no time of year is better for recreation on the Sea than mid-October to late November. The summer heat breaks, the humidity drops dramatically and yet the waters of the Sea are still incredibly warm and inviting. Snorkeling and scuba diving in the Sea of Cortez... Read more...
 When people recall the biggest event in their favorite state in Mexico, it is often Carnaval that jumps to mind. Here in Baja, La Paz in Baja California Sur has the grandmother of the events, with Ensenada also maintaining an institutional event and now Loreto has added a Carnaval. People who have attended Carnaval think of it as an... Read more...

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