We’re back from our maiden voyage, and after 5,000 miles we discovered RV life was both harder and far more wonderful than we imagined it would be. Isn’t that how most things go? Here’s what we learned and what we loved.… Read More RV Life: The Maiden Voyage
There’s been an RV boom in the United States as travelers seek ways to maintain social distance while still enjoying life on the road. Here’s a little story about our journey and why we may have jumped the gun on #vanlife.… Read More There’s an RV Boom. We Bought In. Was it Worth It?
We’re all looking at our passports these days with longing. Those of us in the United States are in one of the world’s hottest COVID-19 hotspots. The decision on whether or not to resume travel is rife with ethical implications. So should you stay, or should you go?… Read More Pandemic Travel Tips for the Ethical Adventurer
Here at Baja Surf Yoga, we’ve been taking retreat groups to Todos Santos since 2016. We love this town as an intro-to-Mexico destination because it’s perfectly charming, easy to navigate, and offers new travelers a healthy mix of the familiar and unfamiliar.
After years of responding to requests for Todos Santos travel advice, surf and yoga advice, we’ve finally gotten smart and incorporated all our favorite haunts into this here blog. May it be of benefit to you in your travels.… Read More The Baja Surf Yoga Travel Guide for Todos Santos
Here’s something that’s important to us: sustainable travel and moving through the world doing the least harm possible. Yoga’s foundational practice of ethics, as outlined by the yamas and niyamas, puts “do no harm,” or ahimsa, at the top of the list. Hence, at Baja Surf Yoga we put effort into mindfully choosing the locations for each of our Southern Baja adventures. By doing so, we stay true to our yoga first philosophy.… Read More Sustainable Travel: Practicing Ahimsa on the Road
La Paz is tucked inside a protected, north facing point on the Golfo de California, or Sea of Cortez. This is the ocean that Jacques Cousteau famously referred to as “the world’s aquarium” for its diversity and abundance of sea life. While they live in the open sea, whale sharks feed and give birth seasonally at several costal sites worldwide. These large gatherings near shore are referred to as aggregates. La Paz is one such feeding site, with juvenile whale sharks visiting here from winter to late spring each year.… Read More Swimming with Whale Sharks in Baja
Samsara is a foundational concept found throughout eastern spiritual philosophy that describes the inherent suffering in the cycle of life. To break free from the cycle, at some point we have to just get up and go. Buddha teaches us there’s a path to freedom, an end to the suffering, a way out. Travel can teach us that this movement is possible, and as we change our scenery, we can begin to change our minds.… Read More Escaping Samsara through Travel
We send out extensive packing lists before all our trips, but here’s one that highlights a few key items we recommend you bring on your next yoga and surf retreat. Use it as a year-round reminder for whenever! May you surf more, surf often, and practice yoga every day.… Read More Packing for a Surf & Yoga Retreat
I recently returned from a trip to Spain where I participated in a Mindfulness Yoga retreat, toured a bit around Valencia, and then took off into the Pyrenees for a few days of hiking through Posets-Maladeta Natural Park. It was close to a three week adventure, and although part of me yearned for those three weeks to never end, the lessons are in the ending.… Read More How Travel Teaches Letting Go, and Why It Matters
Of course it can be fun to have a partner in travel if you’ve got a like minded buddy who enjoys the same things you do, but there are also benefits to solo travel that you might miss out on if you’re always waiting for a friend to join you before you book a trip. In fact, you might miss out on the trip all together if you’re waiting on that friend.… Read More Travel Alone? Yes You Can! Four Benefits to Going Solo