I was skeptical. When I checked in 2010 there were 54 Pueblos Magicos, the tourism hook to lure travelers from Mexico’s beaches to traditional towns with cultural and historical significance. Now there are 84 of these magical towns, and soon every pueblo will be one. And besides, Malinalco is only a two-hour bus ride from Mexico […]
I’ve been coming down to Los Cabos, at the very southern tip of the Baja California, since 2003. It started off just as one week a year to escape the Idaho winter while I was still working. A few years later, it grew to two weeks a year, and now it varies between three and […]
For frequent travelers to Mexico, it sometimes seems every local man, woman, and child is just waiting for a semi-literate foreigner to ask for help. That was certainly my experience during two decades of travel to Mexico … until I visited Malinalco. I can’t remember when I first heard of Malinalco, but it seemed to […]
For ages women have been escaping their daily lives with their closest girlfriends to recharge, have some fun, and disconnect from the stress of home, work, family, or whatever else they need to escape from. But there is always a weird thing that happens, where no one can decide where to go or where to […]
I have been to Mexico only a handful of times, each as part of a group where we stuck mainly to our resort hotel and to the common tourist spots. That’s certainly nothing to complain about, but it wasn’t until my recent trip to La Paz, the capital city of Baja California Sur, I actually […]
Toto, this sure isn’t Kansas, but is it Mexico City? The broad, leafy boulevards are not paved with gold, but they are lined with embassies, starry hotels, and Brioni, Bulgari, and Burberry. The architecture is high-rise interspersed with California Mission, and the street names bordering a park with lakes, a theatre, bike paths, and an aviary […]
Many people, especially those of us who grew up in Southern California, are familiar with the Baja California peninsula destinations Tijuana, Ensenada, and Cabo San Lucas. I think few, however, know much about the town of Loreto in Baja California Sur. I didn’t, until I attended an event held by the Mexico Tourism Board celebrating […]
Back in the day, when I was younger, Cabo San Lucas was the place to see and be seen on spring break and after graduation. Having grown up in San Diego, it was an easy destination to get to and an even easier destination to afford.
I watched as the road to civilization slowly faded behind the trees, a jungle seeming to surround us as we made our way to our destination. The journey had been a long one, but it was well worth it as our target rose from the foliage and came into view….
High on my museum list was the Dolores Olmedo Museum located in an opulent former hacienda in the south of Mexico City. Not only could I get a peek at a lavish lifestyle not generally available to the public, but Dolores Olmedo also put together incredible art collections. In addition, I was fascinated with her […]