Category Archives: Mexico

Whale Watching in Baja California

I had to share this article I came across in the United Kingdom’s Telegraph: “Baja California: Mexico’s playground for whales.” I had the opportunity to go whale watching last year while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and although … Continue reading

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The End of the World…According to the Mayans

It’s coming in less than 11 months…if you believe the 2012 movie and a lot of conspiracy theorists and Mayan enthusiasts, and apparently a lot of people do. Come Dec. 21, 2012, we’ll all be finished. Gone. Done. Finito. In … Continue reading

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Stuck on a Plane

It was the longest wait of my life. Well, probably not. It just felt that way. There I was, all ready for the Italian adventure I had planned and saved for for more than a year, and I was stalled, … Continue reading

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Cards from the Shore

First, apologies for being MIA for so long. It’s the dog days of summer and it’s been so hot that my brain has (mostly) ceased to function. I want nothing more than to stretch out on a soft white beach, … Continue reading

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Americans (OK, Snooki) behaving badly

Snooki Crashes Into Police Car in Italy – FoxNews.com Well, it’s happening. I knew that it would happen and it’s happening. Unsatisfied with giving those of us from Jersey a bad name, Snooki and company have moved on to ruining the … Continue reading

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Dolphin Party

OK—You all (And by “you all” I mean my maybe five readers.) are going to think I’m obsessed with sea mammals by the end of this blog. I’m not. I swear. I’ve only been to Sea World once, and I … Continue reading

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Great Minds….and all that…..

See? I’m not crazy! Someone else agrees with me–Mexico is a wonderful country. Robert Reid, a “Lonely Planet” travel editor, who you can usually catch blogging at Reid on Travel on Blogger, just posted this piece on CNN.com on why … Continue reading

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Whale Hugging (and Watching)

I must have been 13 or 14 the first time my parents dragged me whale watching off the coast of Maine.  I was a difficult, moody teenager, and not only was the prospect of doing anything with my family seriously … Continue reading

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U.S. broadens Mexico travel warning – CNN.com

U.S. broadens Mexico travel warning – CNN.com My heart skips a beat each time I see one of these travel warnings. Of course I abhor the drug and cartel violence that covers much of the country, but I also sympathize … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the front lines (of Spring Break)

Twenty-nine, I’ve recently learned, is old—far closer to 50, at least, than to 20. I made the unfortunate discovery on what was otherwise an idyllic escape from two brutal D.C. winters full of multiple two-foot blizzards and weekly ice storms—a … Continue reading

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