Golden Age Backpackers: Traveling to Amatlan de Cañas Hot Springs

It was a late summer morning while sitting at our Powell Lake cabin sipping my morning coffee staring out the window watching the rain pelting off the front deck's surface and listening to the gentle lake waves lapping against the shoreline that my thought reflected upon our two night March…

Back Roads of Nayarit: Remembering Hurricane Kenna

This past Saturday, October 25, marked the 12th Anniversary of Hurricane Kenna crashing into Mexico's Pacific coast. Back in 2002, the storm hit land near the fishing and tourist town of San Blas, just 2 hours north of Jaltemba Bay. Sustained winds, which reached 160mph, dropped to 140mph before the storm hit the coast destroying…

1st Annual Guayabitos Bike Fest 2014 Begins Today

BiciRutas de Tepic, Marcando Caminos and Club Coras Team, together with the Compostela Hotel and Motel Association and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau, invite one and all to the 1st Annual Guayabitos Bike Fest 2014, to be held this weekend October 17-19. The fun starts with a Night Ride on Friday evening in Guayabitos,…

Back Roads of Nayarit: A Trip to Tequila

Encouraged by the rising price of Tequila, and because I haven't been there for a few years, my traveling partner and I decided to visit, (you guessed right) the pueblo of Tequila. This time instead of the jeep we decided to go first class and in air conditioning. I loaded my little Nissan with an ice chest of goodies, a sample of…

The Transition of Mexican Tourist Auto Insurance

Jim Lewis of Santa Monica is a pioneer in insurance services for tourists to Mexico. His concern for consumer affairs was fueled by a 1980 internship with Ralph Nader, and this experience led to a revamping of consumer pricing for Mexico auto insurance policies. “When I began my insurance career with Hart and Lewis in 1981, coverage…

Travel Health Insurance: Don’t Leave Home Without It

Before you leave home for any trip, whether it's a short hop across the border or the trip of a lifetime, it's important to take two things along with you; your passport and your travel insurance. Your passport must be current and your travel insurance should pay for your care upfront. We found out that if you don't have the right kind…
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In Search of Something: My Month in La Peñita, Mexico (Part 1)

I arrived in La Peñita the night of September 29th, having never been to Mexico before (other than when I was a toddler) and not speaking a sentence of Spanish. Many would call this a quarter life crisis. I had recently acquired some free time, last minute unforeseen circumstances forced me to enroll in online classes for this semester…

Just Another Sunset in Guayabitos

This beautiful sunset photo was taken from the rooftop at Casa Oeste in the Zona Residencial in Rincón de Guayabitos. by Nelly, who resides full time in Rincón de Guayabitos Click here to view more Photos of the Week Now it’s your turn! Submit your photos along with a photo title, the photographer’s name, a detailed description…

The Riviera Nayarit Beach Cleanup Network Now Has 13 Groups To Its Name

The civil groups from the different communities along the Riviera Nayarit continue to strengthen the Beach Cleanup Network, which now boasts 13 groups coming together on the second Saturday of every month; the next cleanup will be tomorrow, October 11th. This time around, students are joining in with the cleanup teams along the…

Back Roads of Nayarit: Trip to the Waterfalls at El Cora (Part 2)

In Part One, we had just arrived in our jeep at the Pueblo of El Llano, where we were going to look for a guide to take us to the lower waterfalls at El Cora. We, consists of the author, Vicky Flores, my partner in our business adventures of a Bed and Breakfast and Back Road tours, and our guests, Jeff and Jane Hill. We pull in to…

Sarah Somewhere: The Problem with House Sitting

Our first house sitting assignment in La Peñita is drawing to a close. It’s been a truly great experience and we have enjoyed almost every minute. While the humidity of the Mexican summer has certainly challenged us, it is starting to cool down and we are making the most of the fresh mornings and comfortable evenings. It’s been…
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Rob's Ramblings: Packing Donations for the Trip South

We met some people at a local thrift store today who were looking at clothing and other items to donate during their first trip south, planned later this fall. Here are some ideas and comments from fellow Snowbirds who winter in Jaltemba Bay and other Mexican locations, who also donate time and resources while in Mexico. First, lets…

Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) News – September 2014

Exciting things are happening with J.E.E.P. up at the Hilltop Refugio! Last month’s article provided updates on the building project at the Hilltop Refugio complete with pictures. Click here to read more J.E.E.P. news. Construction Now completed are 10 state-of-the-art stalls, a tack room (below), feed room and bathroom. Most of…
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Hungry Pelicans

This photo was taken early one morning on the Los Ayala beach, after the fishermen came in with their loaded boats. by Robert Koch (Seattle, Washington) Click here to view more Photos of the Week Now it's your turn! Submit your photos along with a photo title, the photographer’s name, a detailed description of what the photo…