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Nursery owner tends to each plant with loving care

Nursery owner tends to each plant with loving care

It would be understandable if someone thought they were walking through a botanical garden. The reality is this is a unique nursery tucked away off a dirt road in Todos Santos. Wandering through Vivero Todos Santos is a delight to the senses with so many colors,...

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Plenty of desert terrain to explore near Todos Santos

Plenty of desert terrain to explore near Todos Santos

Trails in nearly every direction. Some single track, some wide enough to drive on. The choices seemed endless. We were squarely in the desert; walking away from the Pacific Ocean and toward the mountains. The mountains, though, were too far away to be a reasonable...

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Time to jump-Start the economy with stimulus checks

Time to jump-Start the economy with stimulus checks

Stimulus checks have been arriving for the past two weeks and will continue to until all those allowed to get one have one. I’m pretty sure most people know where those dollars are going to go, but in case you need some ideas here goes. First, let me tell you where my...

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Road ‘rules’ in Mexico make driving a group effort

Road ‘rules’ in Mexico make driving a group effort

It’s amazing how even though each country has its own set of rules for the road, all one usually needs is a driver’s license—no test of any sort. The test, well, that can seem to come with each mile or kilometer marker. With another trip along the 1,000-mile Baja...

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Mexico once the standard-Bearer for pure vanilla

Mexico once the standard-Bearer for pure vanilla

Considering so many recipes only call for a teaspoon of vanilla, is it really that important which extract one uses? The answer, like so many things, all depends upon who you ask. Pure vanilla is definitely better than imitation. But what about the country it came...

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Supporting independent bookstores also helps authors

Supporting independent bookstores also helps authors

The last Saturday of April is designated Independent Bookstore Day. Not this year. It’s been pushed back to Aug. 29 in the hopes bookstores will actually be open. Reading is one thing people have been doing more than usual in all the doom and gloom/self-isolation of...

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