Wednesday August 15 2018

 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...
With millions of baby boomers reaching retirement age every day, the market for a lovely place to live with the security and services required is growing exponentially.   Many baby boomers no longer want the five bedroom home and quarter to half acre home in the suburbs.   Nor does the luxurious and prestigious home on the beach seem... Read more...
If you have an interest in Baja, get ready to come visit us as the summer heat is fading and the Sea of Cortez in beautiful for all kinds of recreation. From mid-October through the early part of December is my favorite time of year in Baja.For those of us that live here year round, the middle of October brings a break from the summer heat and... Read more...
While a Boojum may sound like a Dr. Seuss character. It is actually a very strange looking plant found almost exclusively in the Baja California peninsula. (click on picture left to expand) Godfrey Sykes a professor from the University of Arizona, who found the plant in 1922 gave it the common name of Boojum. Coining the name of the mythical... Read more...
Springtime is one of the most popular times for North Americans to travel to Baja California Sur. The weather is a welcome respite from the snow and cold of their home towns. Our sunny skies and welcoming beaches are enjoyed by tens of thousands of visitors between January and June.The early months are great for exploring the mountains of the... Read more...
Heading south from Guerrero Negro into Baja California Sur, Highway Mex 1 turns east towards the Sea of Cortez intersecting with a couple of roads westward to Bahia Tortuga and Punta Abreojos. The latter does have small and growing group of ex-pats that enjoy the simple rural Pacific side of life with great surfing, windsurfing, diving, fishing... Read more...
It’s hard to imagine traveling to Baja California without thinking of the Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis.  This ubiquitous seabird inhabits the entire coastline of Baja California and the Sea of Cortez (And other coastal areas in the Pacific and Caribbean) and is often seen flying in long elegant formations, with their wingtips just... Read more...
Baja Dogs La Paz...For the love of dogsBaja Dogs La Paz Inc. (BDLP) has been a household name around La Paz for close to 10 years now. It is a registered California non-profit 501(c)(3) that started out supporting the Refugio of the same name in El Centenario.Since Refugio closed its doors, BDLP moved to a Foster based model. The Mexican... Read more...
My long time friend Joe who owns a place in La Paz called me to announce his plans to bring another boat down the peninsula. His bigger boat, and mine were already over at Palmira, but Joe wanted his trailer-able Skipjack too. Joe, his brother Al and I left San Rafael, California at 3AM one morning and began a trip we will never forget.  We had... Read more...
There are a few things you should understand about the military checkpoints in Baja before you begin a road trip on Mex 1.The first is: Their purpose is to capture the bad guys involved in drug trafficking and other illegal activities, not to harass unsuspecting tourists traveling the highway.As you travel along Mex 1, it won’t be long before you... Read more...

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