A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!


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Expedia is my favorite place to book airfare, and they handle hotels, car rentals, cruises, etc. I like the organization of the site for figuring out what flights I want. Click on the suitcase to take a look.

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Tripbase Blog Awards 2009

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Archive for the ‘Puerto Vallarta’ Category

Mostly, people fly into Puerto Vallarta. There are direct flights from cities in the U.S., many of them stopping in Mexico City enroute. Or you might fly into the capital and then change planes for Puerto Vallarta. Flying to PV from another city in Mexico is generally easy as well. Some of the airlines that […]

Buying a house or condo in Puerto Vallarta Why would you want to have a home in Puerto Vallarta? Perhaps because of the stunning beauty of the city. Perhaps because the foreign community there includes a lot of young, hip writers and artists. Or because there are a number of retirees who appreciate the good […]

As I’ve been researching Vallarta (as this lovely city is often called) for this website, I’ve noticed that many times people write its name as Puerta Vallarta. If you know a little Spanish, this is a reasonable guess, since adjectives take the gender of the nouns they are describing… “red table” is mesa roja, for […]

One of the most beautiful places in the world is Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. But don’t just take my word for it… Go take a look for yourself! Ifyou decide to go, you will have plenty of company. Puerto Vallarta draws over two million tourists a year, from Mexico and from many other countries. The first […]

Long a popular Mexican beach resort, and one of the nicest resort areas in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta is a sophisticated and beautiful city with a relaxed atmosphere. Tourists have been coming to Puerto Vallarta since the 1930s, but it really became an “in” place after John Huston’s Night of the Iguana was filmed here in […]

There’s a wonderful range of choices of where to stay in Puerto Vallarta. Because it’s such a popular place, reservations are necessary during the main season from December to April. To get exactly what you want, best to reserve months in advance. But if you have an impulse for a last-minute vacation, other than Christmas […]

Looking for a topnotch resort in Puerto Vallarta? The Westin Regina has four pools, four restaurants, and hundreds of upscale rooms with balconies that look out onto the ocean and mountains, the beautiful Banderas Bay. This comes with good prices for all that you get. It is a Gran Turismo hotel, which means that it […]

A Puerto Vallarta villa can be the ultimate in luxury, in one of the world’s most beautiful settings! You have your choice of many elegant homes, tastefully decorated, with friendly and efficient staffs. Some of them are right on the beach, while others may be further back, often with glorious views out over the water. […]

Here are some ways you can find a Puerto Vallarta vacation rental, whatever your income level. Do a Google or Yahoo search on “puerto vallarta vacation rental” — with the quotes around the phrase for best results. Ask people you know. Vallarta is such a popular destination that you may well get some good recommendations […]

The nicest thing about Puerto Vallarta all inclusive vacation packages is that you know before you leave exactly what you are paying for the trip. Of course, you’ll need some extra money for taxis, tips, snacks, souvenirs, and so on. Also, do read the fine print before you sign up. For example, there may be […]

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