Next Trip to Baja

We are setting our sights on La Paz, the Capital of the state of Baja, California, which is north of Cabo, on the Sea of Cortez. From what I can tell, there are the same attractions that Cabo offers, to include whale watching trips, snorkeling, sailing, and beaches. In addition, it has a reputation of …

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Thar She Blows!

Turns out our balcony is a great place for whale watching. We are on the Pacific coast, just outside the harbor, in Cabo, not far from George Clooney’s house. Early morning and late afternoon are great times for whale watching, and the clue is the gathering of boats – a flotilla that looks like toys …

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Overview of Cabos San Lucas

We are finishing up our first week in Cabo. We are in the middle of Spring Break for U.S. college kids. We arrived at the airport, flying from San Jose, CA, where I was visiting my mom and brother. So we arrived at the airport with a thousand college kids going through customs at the …

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Traveling Versus Staying Put

It is never easy to travel. These days, it is work, though we keep looking for lessons learned to make it easier. In some ways, George Clooney’s character in the movie “Up In The Air” is an inspiration. I love how he describes the most effective way to travel to Anna Kendrick’s character. But it …

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Semi-Expats

Now that we are in Los Cabos San Lucas, we are meeting U.S. and Canadian folks who have been vacationing, here, for many years. We bumped into the same kind of people in Puerto Vallarta. So, we are learning how much we enjoy making new friends, this way. We have something in common right off …

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Revisiting the Decision Matrix for Moving Abroad

One of our reference points for deliberating on the prospect for moving, abroad, is the periodical ” International Living.”  It presents a very rosy picture with compelling arguments, for moving overseas. However, we still have seen that such a decision can include reasons that are abstract and, to some degree, mysterious to us.  As I …

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Trogon!

No, “Trogon” is not to be confused with “Volgon,” a fictional species from “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe” – a tongue-in-cheek Sci-Fi Novel and movie. Trogon is a family of birds in Latin America that are beautiful and rare. Since we was jellin’ like Magellan on the front balcony, we had the chance to …

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Sister Cities – Tepoztlan and Sedona

At sunset, the sun turns the hills around Tepoztlan a copper color. This effect is, in fact, incorporated into the town’s name. Sedona has the same feature, perhaps a bit grander in scale. Appropriately, a friend of ours, Jeffrey Peters, has proposed to the City of Sedona that we become Sister Cities. This would involve …

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Finally Done with My Back Injury

I think that in my retirement, I have become more of a wimp. I mean this in the sense that I used to be able to endure pain and keep on working. The background is: I had back surgery in 1997 that corrected my most serious issues, but the underlying problems are only managed – …

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More on Puerto Vallarta

So, we have run into a lot of Americans and Canadians who have been vacationing here for about 24 years. Easy to see why. The Mayan family of resorts (we are now at the Grand Mayan) easily rival the best resorts in the U.S. The cost of restaurants are half of what they would be …

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