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 […]
off the grid
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
My last weekend culminated in the solar eclipse peaking over the barren Baja desert. But there were plenty of other beautiful moments before that. In Baja, life is simple. Life is slow. Life is about living in the present and enjoying every minuscule moment as it happens.
There are few things I love more than a good, long road trip… better yet, a good, long road trip on roads less traveled. I love the feeling of getting lost and discovering something new. And there are few roads less traveled than those through Northern Baja.