I’m often asked what it’s like when you’re in The Real Mexico and living as the locals do, being entirely self-sufficient, exercising an immense amount of patience (what I call “Baja time,” which isn’t all that different from “island time”), and as a result, becoming surprisingly flexible, resourceful, and creative. When the nearest major town […]

February 9 2015      24 comments     Linda Ly
Viajes   Vida

I want to take a moment and admit something here, something that I didn’t believe could be true until I was married. As last mentioned in the story of Will’s proposal, I didn’t consider myself the marrying kind. I was never one to dream about my wedding day, I never tore out magazine pages of […]

September 18 2013      28 comments     Linda Ly
Aventuras   Vida

I still remember that day — that whole weekend — quite vividly. I get goosebumps thinking about it. December 31, 2012. That was the best day of my life (thus far) and it was filled with so much joy, love, laughter, tears, and of course, tequila. Because you can’t have a wedding in Mexico without […]

September 17 2013      33 comments     Linda Ly
Aventuras   Vida

There’s always a lot going on in spring. Not only is it a busy time in the garden, but it’s also the start of whitewater season, a great window for local surf (before the northwest swells stop rolling through), and a beautiful time of year for road trips up north (for snowboarding, hiking, climbing, camping, […]

July 1 2013      30 comments     Linda Ly
Viajes   Vida

If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live. — Lin Yutang When I go to the Boat Ranch, I come back feeling relaxed and inspired — by the crisp country air and days of doing nothing, the purity of local food and family time, […]

June 21 2013      29 comments     Linda Ly

Three weeks had passed since my guy and I left behind a bedraggled bungalow in Baja. Right before Christmas, and New Year’s, and that little thing called our wedding, we decided to make one more trip down to Mexico with a handy friend and his pickup truck, toting along a few furnishings to outfit our […]

February 15 2013      14 comments     Linda Ly
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Since November, the hubs and I have been obsessing with a remodeling project… in Mexico… while planning our wedding… and even entertaining over the holidays. On top of all that, we actually stayed sane! I had mentioned a few weeks ago that we were reviving a bungalow in Baja. We managed to acquire a parcel […]

January 29 2013      29 comments     Linda Ly
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