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A trip that blurs the lines between ecotourism and black sea turtle restoration, community development and genuine cultural exchange. Join a local group of fisher-conservationists on a journey …

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The Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico is a fascinating blend of pristine beaches, turquoise blue water, spectacular nature, ruins of ancient civilizations, and residents who have not forgotten their …

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5 day expedition in scenic Magdalena Bay on the Pacific coast of the Baja California peninsula. You get the chance to take part in a sea turtle conservation project recognized around the world as a …

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Paddle through dense mangrove canals lush with wildlife and take part in a sea turtle conservation project recognized around the world as a model for community based conservation.

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Chiapas, Baja, Oaxaca, Yucatan, Copper Canyon

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Christmas on the beach is a great idea!
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Jenny Johnston
Thinking about all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season could stress you out...even in July. Wouldn't it be nice to feel like you actually had a break during your time off? How great would …
Copper Canyon Trekking
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Jenny Johnston
Mexico has been the focus of news in recent years, and it has not all been positive.  However, the U.S. Department of State updated its official travel warnings concerning international security …
Breaching Orca Whale
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Jenny Johnston
Breaching orca whale Each year various whale species make their migration from the cold waters near Alaska to warmer conditions.  Right now, we are in the midst of fantastic whale watching …
View from my balcony
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Laura Cahill
I'm not really afraid of heights, but I have a healthy respect for gravity. As a child I loved climbing to the highest possible point in a tree, hugging the trunk and let the wind sway the tree …
My horse and my guide
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Laura Cahill
Our first overnight on the great El Chepe Mexico adventure in the little town of Cerocahui (approximately a 40 min drive from the Bauhichivo train station), I agreed to go horseback riding. I'm …
Boy on El Chepe
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Laura Cahill
Travel has become less about the journey and more about the destination. We are all a victim of this paradigm shift! I think "bucket listing" is more and more predominate in our ever …
Heading to open waters
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Laura Cahill
Heading to open waters The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.  - Jacques-Yves Cousteau Nestled between the Baja California Peninsula and mainland Mexico is …
Beach time!
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Laura Cahill
On our drive from Los Cabos to Todos Santos, we stopped along the highway at one of the few swimmable beaches on the Pacific side of Southern Baja, Playa Los Cerritos. We found a quaint hotel and …
The group eager, but a little scared to learn more about this infamous spirit
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Laura Cahill
Our group met early in the evening in the One & Only Palmilla's herb garden - a quite peaceful locale on the property. The herbs used in the hotel's restaurants are grown here. The aromas …
My Junior Suite at the One & Only
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Laura Cahill
I have given in to luxury. I decided this after my 60-minute massage in a fluffy cotton robe lounging in a private cabana in a lush tropical garden sipping orange water. I returned to my ocean front …
A family walks the beach in La Paz
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Elizabeth Conway
Aaron and the kids, Gabs, Samuel & Faye, strolling the boardwalk in La Paz, Baja -- while I hang back with the camera to capture the cuteness. The boardwalk in La Paz's Malecon district is ideal …
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Elizabeth Conway
Good morning and good-bye Magdalena Bay. Thanks for treating the Conway family so well. I strolled the beach with my companions: a steaming cup of coffee and a groggy four-year-old Faye. It was …
My son with the turtle
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Elizabeth Conway
A sea turtle meets a Samuel on Baja's Magdalena Bay Turtle monitoring begins! The camp buzzed with energy. The turtle monitoring was a much anticipated highlight of our Baja camping adventure …
Kayaking Baja
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Elizabeth Conway
Charo, Faye & I paddle through the mangroves of Magdalena Bay. (OK, OK, to be fair, Charo did most of the paddling.) We were in our kayaks by 11:00 am. Paddle-talk included insight from our …
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Elizabeth Conway
Taking in the view from our beach-side bedroom on Baja's Magdalena Bay. The roadside Ranchero's decor showcases intricate hand-crafted saddles, as well as a hodge-podge of attic-items including …

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