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! Five Benefits of Going Solo
…there are some amazing back roads along the interior of the East Cape, north of San Jose del Cabo. We rode through wide, hard-packed crushed stone. We rode through patches of single-track soft sand. We rode through one lane dirt roads. We crossed dried up river beds. Hardly saw another human after an hour or more of riding, and only stopped for the occasional cow, or horse, in the road.… Read More Dirt Bike Tour of San Jose del Cabo: Round 2
Have you ever thought, man, I need a vacation from my vacation!? Do you come home from a trip away exhausted and depleted, or renewed and refreshed? If the former is true, and you’d rather the latter, it’s time to get mindful about HOW you’re vacationing. … Read More Mindful Vacationing for a Better At-Home Life
I read a statistic recently on a travel group I follow that approximately 60% of United States Citizens do not have passports. Get your passport if you don’t have one! Travel is important, and it’s important to encourage travel and access to it, for everyone. Here’s three spiritual reasons why…… Read More 3 Spiritual Reasons Why We Should All Have Passports
In January I was lucky enough to be back in Todos Santos, and lucky enough that while wasting time scrolling through Facebook (not recommended but sometimes useful) I saw the announcement that Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C. was doing a turtle release that very evening. I showed up about 5 minutes before the designated release time… Read More Saving Baby Turtles with Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C.
Ready to learn something new? Get the most out of your earliest surf experiences with these five tips.… Read More Learning to Surf? Learn to Practice Surfing First.