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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]

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]

Loreto: Adventures in Dude Town

March 1, 2006 // 1 Comment

street-scene-loreto-baja-sur-mexico
LORETO, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR – When my buddy Steve called to discuss a possible trip to visit Ursula and I, we considered planning a much-needed vacation together (outside of San Diego) that would provide a break from the daily stress of our routines. After some deliberation, consideration and [Read More]