Posts tagged "Mexico"
The Bioluminescent Lights of Isla Holbox

The Bioluminescent Lights of Isla Holbox

“I can’t see anything,” I shouted to a kayak disappearing into darkness on an especially black night. On the horizon, lightning shattered from storm clouds gathered over the Gulf of Mexico. It was the Night of the New Moon that would usher in “Día de los Muertos” – All Souls Day. There was something spiritual...
Isla Holbox: Undiscovered Escape on Mexico’s Yucatan Coast

Isla Holbox: Undiscovered Escape on Mexico’s Yucatan Coast

From a swaying hammock strapped to wooden posts I closed my eyes and listened. Dried palm leaves above my head rustled in the wind while providing refuge from the midday sun. The burst of fresh cut limes being squeezed at a rickety mojito bar nearby permeated the air. There were no speedboats with parasails in...
Puerto Vallarta: Through the Lens of Hollywood

Puerto Vallarta: Through the Lens of Hollywood

Lights! Camera! Action! Like Hepburn and Tracy or, more contemporarily, Lawrence (Jennifer) and Cooper (Bradley), Tinseltown has enjoyed a long and fruitful alliance with our neighbors to the south. And, by neighbors, I am of course referring to Mexico, and more specifically to Puerto Vallarta, that cinematic hamlet on the Bay of Banderas that has...
Mexico Rediscovered: Whale-watching in Magdalena Bay -- Wait, What?

Mexico Rediscovered: Whale-watching in Magdalena Bay — Wait, What?

After a stay at the comfortably lovely Costa Baja Resort in La Paz, Mexico, I packed my bags at the ass-crack of dawn and set out on a four-hour drive to Magdalena Bay to float amongst the whales. Yep, you read that right, and no, it was not to my thinking an ideal beginning to...
Welcome to The Hotel California…..Well, Maybe

Welcome to The Hotel California…..Well, Maybe

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim I had to stop for the night There she stood in the doorway; I heard the mission...
‘Hot in the City’ Hidden Treasure: Hotel Guaycura, Todos Santos, Mexico

‘Hot in the City’ Hidden Treasure: Hotel Guaycura, Todos Santos, Mexico

I recently had a wow-za lunch at the hip Hotel Guaycura in Todos Santos, Mexico. Just about an hour or so outside of Los Cabos, Todos Santos is a hidden treasure of a little village well-known for its artsy bent. Loads of galleries and craft shops line the main street of the sleepy town where...
Mexico Rediscovered: Whale Watching in Magdalena Bay….Wait,What?

Mexico Rediscovered: Whale Watching in Magdalena Bay….Wait,What?

So…leaving the comfortably lovely Costa Baja Resort in La Paz, Mexico at the ass crack of dawn for a four-hour drive to Magdalena Bay to float amongst the whales was not to my thinking an ideal beginning to a traditional Living Wells sort of experience. That would be an understatement, to say the least. But...
Mexico Rediscovered For Romantic Getaways: Viva La Paz!

Mexico Rediscovered For Romantic Getaways: Viva La Paz!

Mexico’s been getting a bad rap lately. Especially in the press. But I’ve actually got some good news about our neighbor to the south and my tale begins on the Sea of Cortez in the hidden gem that is La Paz, the capital of Baja Sur California, Mexico (and yes that is the complete and...