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Rosarito Art Fest 2013: A Delight for the Senses

May 28, 2013 // 4 Comments

Rosarito Art Fest, Baja California, Mexico
ROSARITO BEACH, BAJA CALIFORNIA – The Fourth Annual Rosarito Art Fest was a big success this year, with initial estimates forecasting an attendance of 18,000 people over the past Memorial Day weekend. This number has grown exponentially since the event’s inception in 2009. The actual [Read More]

Isla Espiritu Santo: The World’s Aquarium

April 25, 2013 // 3 Comments

Bahia Ensenada Grande, Isla Partida.
LA PAZ, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR – I slipped off my flip flops, hiked up my backpack and waded into the warm water of Bahia La Paz, just off the malecon in La Paz, Baja Sur. As the small covered panga backed toward me with four passengers already onboard and two smiling local crewmen, I knew that [Read More]

Something’s Fishy (and Very Tasty) in Popotla

April 8, 2013 // 4 Comments

Rock Cod Zerandeado on the grill, Popotla, Baja Norte
Your Gringo has always loved seafood. And in my quest for the good stuff, I’ve learned many times over that the BEST seafood is caught, cleaned, cooked, served and enjoyed in the same place. From Baja-style lobster in Puerto Nuevo, to fresh almejas chocolatas (chocolate clams) in La Paz and [Read More]

Dia de los Muertos in Michoacan

October 6, 2012 // 2 Comments

Michoacan Dia de los Muertos poster.
PATZCUARO, MICHOACAN – As the air begins to cool and the nighttime arrives much sooner, October and November herald the onset of Fall and the arrival of Halloween in the US. Like most other Holidays we observe here, the pagan origins of Halloween have become muddied amidst an onslaught of [Read More]

San Felipe: So Long. And Thanks for All the Fish

March 15, 2012 // 5 Comments

SAN FELIPE, BAJA CALIFORNIA – Just back from a four night trip last month with two old buddies from Back East to San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico. Both Steve and Alan were glad to be rid of their winter existences back in Ohio and Colorado, respectively, and after a very busy few months [Read More]