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Leave work behind, head to The Office on the beach

Leave work behind, head to The Office on the beach

Where do people often conduct business. At an office, right? In Baja people do the same thing. Only difference is sand, margaritas and the Sea Cortez are involved. In this day of working remotely or needing to be connected to the boss or clients 24/7, people wouldn't...

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Acknowledging what I am grateful for

Acknowledging what I am grateful for

Life can be full of stressors. There are times when only the negative prevails. It doesn’t matter where one is in life, there is always stress. Sometimes it seems out of our control and then inevitably casts a pall on the rest of the day, maybe causing a restless...

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Baja Sur ranch community celebrates artisanal work

Baja Sur ranch community celebrates artisanal work

Tradition. That is what El Mercado Ranchero in Todos Santos is selling. For the last four years, ranchers and artisans have gathered in front of the store on Calle Morelos to celebrate their culture, share with locals and expats what they have made, and demonstrate...

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Collapsing infrastructure a concern in Todos Santos

Collapsing infrastructure a concern in Todos Santos

  Water, garbage, sewage and roads. They are the infrastructure fabric that binds most communities. When they aren’t working, they are what can unravel a town. The growth in the Todos Santos-Pescadero areas is straining what was built for a smaller population. On...

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Persistence leads to waterfall in Sierra de la Laguna

Persistence leads to waterfall in Sierra de la Laguna

  Finding water in the desert, even headed into the mountains, can be a challenge, especially when the rainy season ended months ago. We were determined. It only took two outings for success. Seeing flowing water made the trip worthwhile. At that point a...

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Disappointed in San Jose del Cabo’s Flora Farms

Disappointed in San Jose del Cabo’s Flora Farms

If it had not been located on a dirt road, I’m not sure I would have believed I was in Mexico anymore. That’s what going to Flora Farms is like. I might as well have been in the United States based on the prices and concept. This 56-acre organic farm in San Jose del...

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Punta Chivato — a remote enclave of expats in Baja

Punta Chivato — a remote enclave of expats in Baja

Isolated, tranquil, welcoming and devoid of native Mexicans is what Punta Chivato is all about. Located on the Sea of Cortez in Baja California Sur, Mulegé is to the south and Santa Rosalía to the north. It’s about eight hours from Todos Santos. For the expats who...

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Immersed in the desert while cycling in Todos Santos

Immersed in the desert while cycling in Todos Santos

With multiple options for turning, it was good to know we were following a seasoned guide who is from Todos Santos. While Trino Castillo was a man of few words, and Spanish only, he was the perfect guide. He is one of two guides at Over the Edge Baja bike shop in...

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Scientist on crusade to save Mexico’s sea turtles

Scientist on crusade to save Mexico’s sea turtles

Turtles caught in fishing nets are tossed aside to become food for creatures in the sea. They are byproducts of an industry that can be cruel. Stephanie Rousso, who is a wildlife biologist, marine scientist and spatial ecologist, is one of many who are working to make...

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A woman’s best friend at age 17

A woman’s best friend at age 17

  I know that every day AJ is with me is a gift. Today she turns 17. She’s a different dog than she was even a year ago. Slower, sleeps more often, but is more affectionate. She uses stairs most of the time to get onto the bed. She usually needs a helping hand to...

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Lake Tahoe snowshoe guidebook just published

Lake Tahoe snowshoe guidebook just published

Snowshoeing Around Lake Tahoe: Must-Do Scenic Treks provides snowshoers with an invaluable guide for adventures in the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond. Whether it is traipsing through virgin snow or on a worn path, this book contains a route for everyone who likes to play...

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Art walk in San Jose del Cabo like a treasure hunt

Art walk in San Jose del Cabo like a treasure hunt

Art was in every direction while meandering along the cobblestones of downtown San Jose del Cabo, including inside the stores. Every Thursday during the busy season several streets in the art district are closed to vehicle traffic so people can more easily stroll...

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