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Baja California

Crisis in El Bordo: Record Number of Deportations Contribute to Homeless Influx in Tijuana Canal

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 12.10.2014 | Latino Voices
Cyrus Saatsaz

Within Baja California's largest city of Tijuana, which similar to San Diego has a population of over 1.3 million people, exists a dry concrete riverbed that once held the flowing waters of the Tijuana River.

Triumph in the Baja 1000 for the HeartGift Racing Team

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

This is the classic story of how not finishing first -- or second, or third -- or not even technically completing a racing event can still represent a triumph and be a touching story of true grit, determination and, above all, of selfless devotion to a cause.

HeartGift Baja Racing Team Ready for 'Heartful Mission'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

The moment of truth for the HeartGift Baja Racing Team is almost here. The Team is already in Ensenada, Baja California, ready to cross the starting line of the grueling 1,130-mile, 47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 race tomorrow, November 13.

5 Reasons Why Fall Is the Perfect Time for a Guys-Only Trip

Home Away | Posted 11.10.2014 | Travel
Home Away

Now is the perfect time for a guys trip, and if you really need some reasons to take a few days off with your buds to have some fun, we've got five good reasons for you.

The Sea of Cortes: Acquarium of the World

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

"Ferocious with life" is what John Steinbeck said of it; Jacques Cousteau called it the Galapagos of North America. Both were captivated by the Sea of Cotes and on a recent cruise through Baja, California, Mexico so was I.

What Are the Pueblos Mágicos? The Best Reason to Visit Mexico

minube | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
minube

Deep in the heart of rural Mexico, you'll find the Pueblos Mágicos, a select group of Mexican villages whose cultural, historical, or natural treasures have been deemed, well, magical.

Mexican Fishermen Saving Sharks

Sandra Larriva | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green
Sandra Larriva

It was a first for Eri, who had never swum that far offshore, let alone with such an odd-looking creature. He put on a pair of long free-diving fins and got his picture taken, gliding below the gentle giant. Back on shore, Eri wondered what it would be like to do the same with a shark.

Million Dollar Makeover? Behind Baja California's New Image

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
Erin Siegal McIntyre

In recent years, Baja's historic reputation for sun and surf was eclipsed by gruesome headlines including beheadings, kidnappings en masse, and frequent shoot-outs.

Baby Whale to Kids: "Play with Me!"

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Mother whales show a great deal of curiosity around us, and a willingness to let their playful calves approach us.

Tales of Old Mexico: Loreto Takes Root in the Land of Queen Calafia (Baja California)

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Like Christopher Columbus, Cortes thought the lands of the "New World" were part of the eastern side of the Indies, and that the island could have been de Montalvo's California.

Wild Adventures In Baja California

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Just south of the international border in Mexico, the Sonoran Desert stretches to meet the Sea of Cortez. Remote springs and oases provide relief to an arid landscape of cactus and mountains, bordered by coastal wetlands and an ocean teaming with wildlife.

PHOTOS: The Hat Dance Done Right

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 03.27.2013 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Much like the colorful courtship performance of a bird of paradise, the Jarabe Tapatío, the quintessential folk dance of Mexico, is a captivating display of form and flow.

Tropical Storm Olivia Lingers In Pacific

AP | Posted 10.08.2012 | World

MIAMI -- Forecasters say Tropical Storm Olivia is still churning over open waters in the eastern Pacific but poses no threat to land. The U.S. Nation...

Tropical Storm Olivia Strengthens

AP | Posted 10.07.2012 | World

MIAMI -- Forecasters say Tropical Storm Olivia is continuing to strengthen over open waters in the eastern Pacific but poses no threat to land. The U...

In Baja, Making A Difference One Turtle At A Time

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 09.04.2012 | Travel
Wallace J Nichols

Fifteen years ago the hawksbill sea turtle in my hands would have been hog-tied, whisked hundreds of miles, slaughtered and carved into trinkets. Today, it swam free.

PHOTOS: A Wild Trip To The Sea Of Cortez

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 07.29.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

An impromptu trip to the Sea of Cortez finds wildlife galore.

InstaBaja

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 07.02.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

The same week news broke that Facebook would acquire Instagram, two travelers used the app to shoot their Baja California expedition, capturing a $1 billion memory of a gorgeous wilderness.

Strong Earthquakes Hit Western Mexico

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2012 | World

By Cyntia Barrera MEXICO CITY, April 12 (Reuters) - Two large earthquakes struck western Mexico, shaking buildings as far away as the ...

PHOTOS: Black Sea Turtles Return To Baja California, But So Do Poachers

Posted 12.23.2011 | Green

From Dr. Wallace J. Nichols: Every expedition begins well before the official start and ends far after its conclusion. This is especially the case ...

Three Places To Help The Ocean

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 02.08.2012 | Travel
Wallace J Nichols

Hammerheads are easily viewed at close range at "cleaning stations" and inquisitive green turtles commonly approach research divers.

San Diego Hit By Massive Power Outage

AP | By JULIE WATSON | Posted 11.08.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO -- Tens of thousands of people were without power after a major outage knocked out electricity from Southern California to the Arizona borde...

Why You Should Eat A Fish Taco Tonight

Tori Haschka | Posted 09.20.2011 | Home
Tori Haschka

A fish taco is a perfect one handed feast that screams of sun and good times. This version takes the original concept and makes it a little more swimsuit friendly.

Todos Santos: A Sweet Story

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.12.2011 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Think of a sleepy Mexican farming and fishing village with perhaps 5,000 local folks. But look closer, and you'll spot a number of things that tell you this is no ordinary village.

Baja Unplugged

John Dougherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
John Dougherty

We turned off the cell phones. We quit reading newspapers. We ignored all the horror stories related to the Drug Wars and State Department warnings. We simply decided to enjoy ourselves.

Eco-Getaways: Whale Watching In Laguna San Ignacio

NRDC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

(Text and Photos courtesy of the NRDC) Laguna San Ignacio, on the west coast of the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico is a World Heritage Site, a...