‘Life in Baja’ News

Santa Rita Hot Springs in Baja Sur

By Jeanne Walker It is an adventure to get there, but the reward at the end of the road is the Santa Rita Hot Springs! Beautiful pools of clear, cool to hot spring mountain water, cascading and meandering around boulders and various depth pools in...

Ramblings: Battle with the Oven in Mexico

By Judy Ristity It’s hard being an oven in La Paz. My owner (aka SHE/HER) hurries among Sink, Fridge, and Microwave. Sink gets treated to a daily bubble-bath. Microwave has her buttons pushed at daybreak when SHE warms Milk for HER coffee. And Nespresso Machine...

The Powerful Story of Christian Schleifer

By Judy Ristity Pizza – that was what I was fantasizing about as we drove to El Triunfo, but first we’d catch a concert at the piano museum. We never made it to the restaurant. My pizza-related-thoughts evaporated when Christian Schleifer’s fingers made contact with...

Sea Turtle Release in Todos Santos

By Gari-Ellen Donohoe The release of baby sea turtles (hatchlings) to the ocean is unquestionably one of the most emotional and magical activities you will ever experience here in Baja California Sur. Just an hour drive from La Paz, on the four-lane to Cabo San...

Cement Tiles – A Dying Art in Baja

By Russ Ham “Making these tiles is my passion. It provides for my family, and sometimes it provides me with occupational therapy.” — Gabriel Fausto Alvarez, on making cement tiles (roughly translated). Cement tiles — also called hidráulicos or mosaicos — are seen throughout La...

The Secret Life of Bees

By Susan Fogel Are bees swarming your infinity edge pool? Are they making your spa their day spa? Queen Latifah may have been able to handle bees without getting stung when she starred in the movie based on the book with the same name as...