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Baja California

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

minube | Posted 03.28.2014 | 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 | Food
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...

Mexico Earthquake 2010: 7.2 Quake Hits Baja California, Shakes Los Angeles

AP | CHRISTOPHER WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO LOS ANGELES (Associated Press) - A powerful earthquake in Baja California rocked the U.S.-Mexico border region Sunday, collapsi...

Hummer's Now History -- Here's How It Started

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Somewhere, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has tears in his eyes. His favorite vehicle, Hummer, has left the building. Its sale was announce...

Mexico Tries To Evacuate Thousands Ahead Of Jimena

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LOS CABOS, Mexico — Heavy winds, battering waves and intense rain pummeled residents and tourists in this vacation resort as dangerous Hurricane...

Thousands of Sea Turtles Dead in Baja California

Treehugger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

3,000 sea turtles have washed up dead on the shores of Baja, California in the last five years according to a report published by UC Santa Cruz last w...