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Category Archives: Baja California

Roland’s Spa Day at Villa Del Palmar

sabila spa sauna in Loreto, Mexico at Villa del Palmar

Question: Roland, on a recent trip to Loreto, Mexico you got to experience your first spa day and massage. What was it like? Tell me what happened when you arrived at Sabila Spa at Villa Del Palmar and about your experience. I checked in at the spa, then waited for the person to take me to the massage room. I think he was called a spa valet. I got a 30 minute massage… Read More

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The Best Gluten Free Resort in Mexico

Villa Del Palmar Loreto Gluten Free Resort

Traveling with a food allergy is challenging. I am gluten intolerant and my son is allergic to dairy and we have to be very cautious about food when traveling, especially internationally. I tend to be a bit skeptical that the language barrier may hinder complete understanding that I must not eat gluten versus I don’t like gluten. The last thing I want, is to be sick from eating gluten while… Read More

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A Perfect Day at Ensenada’s Hotel Coral & Marina


I love Mexico. It is one of my favorite places in the world. It might be because of a road trip with my grandparents when I was 10 years old. We drove from Southern California to Cabo San Lucas and then back to La Paz, where we took the ferry across the Sea of Cortez to Mazatlan. We then drove back mainland staying in fishing villages and small towns along… Read More

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Susanna’s – Rosarito – Restaurant Review


After spending the morning exploring Las Playas de Tijuana with a few friends, we headed about 20 minutes south to Rosarito Beach for lunch. It’s been years since I’ve visited the seaside town once known as the spot for a wild spring break. My memories of Rosarito include some wild spring break adventures during my days at San Diego State. Additional memories of Rosarito are from when I lived in… Read More

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Malva – Valle de Guadalupe – Restaurant Review

Malva Restaurant in Valle de Gudalupe

If you take a look at Malva’s twitter page and website you will see …… Cocina hecha con ingredientes de la tierra Baja Californiana de la mano de nuestro Chef Roberto Alcocer. Cocina de Baja California por @alcocerroberto, criamos nuestros borregos, cuidamos nuestra huerta y huerto, cocinamos en asador y horno de lena. Translated to english this means:  Cooking made ​​with ingredients from the earth of Baja Californian hand of our Chef… Read More

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Wine Therapy While Exploring Valle de Guadalupe and Ensenada

We crossed the international border from San Diego to Tijuana and chose to drive the toll road (highway Mex1D) for our less than two hour drive to Valle de Guadalupe. The toll road parallels the free road (Mex 1) and is a faster drive but still gives you the same views of the ocean and the picturesque towns. An easy 80 mile drive south, at mile 63 turn left onto… Read More

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BC Bistro & Cava – Ensenada – Restaurant Review

I love a girls getaway. Even more fun is a mother-daughter getaway. It’s been a while since my mom, aka Penny Williams and I had a fun road trip or a weekend away together. Even better, this long weekend was in Baja California and was centered around wine tasting, food and spa treatments. I’d say that is the recipe for a relaxing and satisfying trip! We stayed at the Hotel Coral and Marina, located at… Read More

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Palacio Azteca – Tijuana – Restaurant Review

Ravioli with poblano cheese and spinach.

On a recent trip to Baja California I was fortunate to be invited to lunch with a friend Juan Arturo Saldana Angulo who works with Discover Tijuana. I had visited Ensenada and the Valle de Guadalupe wine region with Penny Williams, my mom and editor for and on our way back to San Diego we met up with Juan who took us on a tour of Tijuana; up into the… Read More

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A Cheese Cave, Wine Tasting and French Food in Baja


It might surprise you that the culinary delights in and around Ensenada reach far beyond their famous fish tacos and a Margarita at Hussong’s Cantina.  A trip to the oldest cheese cave in Latin America, wine tasting and the oldest French restaurant in Ensenada all add up to one surprisingly Perfect Day in Baja . Begin your gastronomic adventure by heading south of Ensenada on the Ojos Negros #3. It’s… Read More

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