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7 Things to See and Do in La Paz, Mexico

La Paz, called the "Gateway to the Sea of Cortez" is a city of 290,000 inhabitants located on the peninsula of Baja California Sur, about 200 kilometres north of Los Cabos. From Los Cabos airport it's a scenic three hour drive to the north. Between its dry, sunny climate and enviable location on the Sea of Cortez - called the "Aquarium of the World" by Jacques Cousteau, La Paz has plenty to offer adventurous souls like myself. These…

Todos Santos: Mexico’s Magical Town You Should Visit Now

Todos Santos, one of Mexico's magical towns, is located on the Pacific Coast on the Baja Peninsula halfway between La Paz and Cabo San Lucas. Founded in the early 1700's, Todos Santos has long been an agricultural area growing mango, papaya, avocados and Washingtonian palm. These days its also become a haven for surfers, artists and bohemian types. While Todos Santos is still a sleepy town, that may not last much longer as its increasingly popular with people…

Swimming with Whale Sharks: An Unforgettable Experience

When swimming with whale sharks shows up as one of the activities on a press trip invite to La Paz, Mexico how can you say no? I certainly couldn't. Swimming with these massive members of the fish family has been on my bucketlist for some time now and the experience didn't disappoint. In fact it exceeded all expectations and the only thing I wanted was a bit more time in the water with them.  A few facts…

Mexico Travel: A Trip to Tulum for the Beaches

When one of my best friend’s, Alisha, said she wanted to do a trip to Tulum, Mexico it didn’t take much convincing to join. Tulum has rapidly become the IT spot in Mexico spurred by its popularity among celebrities. Tulum offers all of its visitors something special with its rich history, pristine beaches, fantastic restaurants and winding roads that are perfect for renting a bicycle. My visit followed several months of a stressful period at…

5 of the Best Adventures in Cabo you Should Try

If you're planning a trip to Cabo there's a good chance all you'll want to do is lounge by a pool and drink margaritas. I don't have the lounging gene and after a day of doing nothing I'm usually chomping on the proverbial bit and ready for adventure. In Cabo, adventure is easy to find. Here are five that should appeal to a broad spectrum of people. Mountain Bike Adventure in Cabo Biking in Cabo's outback…

Hiking Among the Zapatecas in Mexico’s Sierra Norte Mountains

A hike is a hike is a hike. Right? Of course not. Anyone reading this blog will know there are as many types of hikes as there are models of hiking boots. There are day hikes and overnight hikes and long distance hikes. There are mountain hikes and valley hikes, inter-tidal hikes and smell-the-roses hikes. There are pilgrimages, rambles, tramps, treks, strolls; and the occasional slog. I like just about any hike, but my favourite…

Dining at Flora Farm – Why You Need To Go

Don't be afraid when you turn down a dirt road in what feels like the middle of nowhere remarks our concierge at the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar in Los Cabos. That was good advice when it comes to Flora Farm. You do wonder once you've hit the dirt road and pass a cement plant if you really are heading in the right direction. You are - and if you're driving on your own print off…

6 Things You Should Know About Cabo

I spent a week in Cabo, thanks to the Los Cabos Tourism Board and Sunwing Vacations. I had a great trip but I was truly surprised at what I learned once I got down there. I wanted to share that information with you as it could make a real difference in how you plan a trip. Here are 6 things you probably don't know but should know about Cabo. There are two Cabo's. That was…

Make a Splash at San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Famed for its champion golf courses, uncommon aquatic life and a dizzying array of ocean activities, it’s no wonder San Jose del Cabo has become the destination of choice for the jet set. But this promontory of postcard-worthy coastlines makes for a welcome respite for winter weary Canadians too. Where to Stay in San Jose del Cabo We stepped back into the glamour of old Mexico at The One&Only Palmilla (rooms $450-$1,175/night) ranked #1 as…

A Kayaking Trip to Baja, Mexico

A kayaking trip to Baja, Mexico is a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors in winter. I love the consistent sunshine, the blue skies and the stark landscape that the Baja area is famous for. Some of the best weeks of my life have been spent on kayaking trips out of Loreto. Here are 15 reasons you just might love a kayaking trip to Baja, Mexico Baja, Mexico is easily accessible via flights from Los…

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