These are our favorite Baja plants! And lucky us, many of these plants live in Texas too, so we get to see them year round. All photos taken at Big Bend National Park in West Texas.… Read More Our Favorite Baja Flora. Also Plants.
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 try time and time again to convince people to meditate, and when I do, I hear a whole bulk of excuses as to why meditation is not for you. Sorry! Wrong! Meditation is for everyone. Allow me to debunk your excuses with this little blog.… Read More Five Common Misconceptions About Meditation
Happy people don’t hurt others. If and when we are happy with a pure type of happiness that’s nestled in contentment and an inner sense of wholeness, we have no need to hurt others. When we experience pure happiness, our actions vibe with our open-hearted energy. This is the type of happiness that’s reached through the practice of meditation, and if everyone could calmly abide in this state, well then the world wouldn’t need saving.… Read More Yes, Meditation Can Save the World. Here’s How.
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
Sure, it’s weird learning how to surf as an adult, mostly thanks to a lifetime of developing mental hang-ups that a kid looking wide-eyed at the ocean just doesn’t have. My hope is that this little guide will give you an idea of what you can expect when learning how to surf so you’re one step closer to saying, yes! I can do this. … Read More What to Expect When Learning to Surf
…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