Text by Noreen Kompanik Locals call San Felipe, Mexico a hero with a thousand faces. A popular retirement destination, the sleepy coastal village is also a fisherman’s paradise, a sport and outdoor lovers’ paradise and even an artist’s mecca. The town is situated 120 miles south of the Baja Mexican on the Sea of Cortez, […]

Sandollar: A Stretch of San Felipe Heaven

Text by Noreen Kompanik We love everything about Mexico. So when we heard about a sleepy Baja beach town where time practically stands still and total relaxation is the game, we were totally in Located on the Eastern side of the Baja Peninsula, San Felipe is a throwback to days when Mexican coastal towns were […]

Majestic Views Overlooking the Sea of Cortez

by Dede Ogden Whether it’s your first time to visit or your 10th to Puerto Penasco, Mexico, you’ll find new experiences to add to your memoir. This was my first trip with a teenager so I looked at things differently than my past vacations to the oasis in the desert. It was Willem’s first time […]

The Art of Doing Nothing

Article & Photos by Noreen Kompanik I‘m here in San Diego getting a pedicure for our upcoming trip to Mexico. I glance up at the television where our local news station is reporting some shocking statistics – a whopping 62% of workers check in with the office at least once or twice a week during […]

Food and Fun: Cabo San Lucas Style

Article & Photos by Noreen Kompanik Cabo San Lucas in Baja, Mexico is know for its adventure opportunities and many of the most fun in the sun diversions take place right in the warm cerulean waters of the Sea of Cortez. And because there’s water everywhere, there’s no shortage of things to do. Exploring Lands […]

Stay in Cabo: Where Desert Meets the Ocean

Article & Photos by Noreen Kompanik Mention Cabo San Lucas and most people who’ve been there will tell you about the iconic El Arco, the natural archway in the sea cliffs that is Cabo’s most photographed site. Located on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific […]

The Loro de Oro

Article & Photos by Jed Vaughn Throughout Old Mazatlan, brightly colored buildings and residences painted yellow, orange, purple, and red line the narrow streets. Flowering trees, plants and wrought iron blend in the Spanish colonial style construction throughout the bustling neighborhood.   While strolling through the historical Centro, founded in the early 1500’s, don’t blink as […]

From Baggage to Beauty

Article & Photos by Beth Carson It’s a delicious feeling in January, boarding a flight with far to many bags, soaring high over the frigid mountains of North Carolina, landing in gloriously hot and humid Mexico. I packed my swimsuit, but on this trip, relaxation will be only occasionally squeezed into my full schedule. Usually, I’d travel with […]