5 Important Travel Items you May Not Have Thought About

Vacationing is a time to relax and to be carefree and it can be if you do a little prep work before you head out especially if your travel includes a cruise or foreign travel. Here is a checklist of a few items you might want to consider. For documents, I made copies and put the copies in a travel binder. I organized my binder with tabs like excursions, travel insurance, ID, ect….Also, leave a copy with a trusted friend back home. Hopefully this will help you too!

  1. Passport– Not only bring your passport but also make a copy of the first page. One tip I would suggest is not to keep these 2 items together. For instance, if you leave your ship for the day, keep your original passport in your safe and just take the copy in case anything happens. Having a copy with your photo on it will make it easier to get another one.
Visa

2. Visas-Sometimes you may need a Visa to travel to a foreign country. It’s probably a good idea to check with that country’s embassy to get more information.

3. Medications-Another item you might want to check on is your medications. Some over the counter medications, prescription drugs and narcotics may be illegal in the country you want to travel to. Again, it might be advisable to check with the embassy of the country you want to visit to check about regulations and documentation that you might need.

Perscriptions

4. Consent to travel with minors– Will you be traveling alone with your children? At foreign borders you may have to show custody documents or notarized written consent from the other parent. If this is your situation, you may want to check with that countries embassy to see what might be required.

5. International Driving Permit-Did you know many countries do not recognize the U.S drivers licence? However, they will accept an International Driving Permit. You also might need supplemental auto insurance as well.

Drivers Licence

A very useful traveling website is Travel.State.Gov. This site covers everything from U.S passports, International Travel, Visas, current travel advisories and many other topics.

I feel like traveling in general is going to be kind-of different post COVID-19. It’s probably going to take a while for people to start traveling again, for airlines to start adding flights, etc…. For many people, they will probably postpone any travel until next year. We are still going to try to go to Puerto Vallarta in October but we’ll see. We’ll be staying at our beautiful Vidanta resort. It will be wonderful to see something beyond my front door!

If you want to start making travel plans, begin with a trip to Mexico at the Vidanta resorts. You won’t be sorry!

Vidanta
Room at Vidanta

Cruise Vacationing Defined in Just Two Words

You must be thinking….how can she describe cruising in just two words. As the number of people that cruise you will probably find that many words to describe their experiences. Some might say it’s relaxing, others might say trying new foods is what they enjoy, others might not enjoy the sea days while others look forward to it. These different likes and dislikes can really be put into 2 words: loose vs tight.

First, lets define loose vs tight in the context of cruising.

Hang Loose
Hang loose!

Loose: Not fixed in place, free from anything that binds or restrains.

Tight: fixed, not relaxed, unyielding

There are also loose personalities vs tight personalities. Neither is better than the other but it does help to know what kind of person you are and what kind of person you might be traveling with. Because under certain conditions a loose personality traveling with a tight personality will eventually be negotiating through some difficult moments while cruising.

The cruise industry itself is tight! They must stay on schedule for one thing, safety issues is a huge one, and now of course they are grappling with how to keep people from getting sick when they are on their vacation, which is not new, but is taking a more prominent position in the hierarchy of the things they have to deal with.

On the other hand, us passengers in general “want” to be loose! We want to unwind, not have to follow a lot of rules, do things on our own schedule and in our own way. Which the cruise lines have been listening too because they have made mealtimes more flexible for one thing.

Relaxing on the beach!
Relaxing in the sun

So a loose person might not like some of the structure and “rules” they might be expected to yield too. For instance, if you are absorbed in an excursion or activity off the ship, your not going to like being told that you have to stop and hurry back to your ship because it will leave with out you! Some loose types of people will really put this to the test. One of our favorite things to do before the ship leaves a port is to watch scurrying last minute runners trying to make it to the “front door” before the ship leaves! We’ve actually seen and heard stories about people literally “missing the boat”! I’m sure you have too!

On the other hand a tight person will probably get uncomfortable when something doesn’t happen that is on the schedule! I’m a tight personality most of the time and it bothers me when I want to keep a schedule but those in my traveling party do not! I’ve learned to just go with the flow! I can be tight when I need to be but I’ve also learned to loosen up as the situations warrants. Which I think most of us instinctively do anyway. We don’t even realize it sometimes.

It’s the same way when you are visiting certain countries. Some countries have a very “tight” feel to them and others are quite “loose”. It’s good to brush up on a countries “tourist etiquette” so that you can be courteous and honor the people that you are visiting. Especially when your dealing with time. When you are told to be somewhere at a certain time, is that a loose definition of when to meet someone or is that tight…..like if you are on time, you are considered late!

When visiting Hawaii for example, I feel it is an incredibly loose environment. When we were in Oahu one year, we stayed in an AirB&B but with the host there too. He was included! He made our meals, was our tourist guide, it was wonderful….but he was not on a schedule! We learned really quick that time is loosely defined as “later this afternoon”, “probably tomorrow sometime”, “maybe tonight, I guess…..” he even let us use his van when all of us wanted to go to the same place, but it was on his time not ours!

So here’s a trecky tip: Be loose when you need to be loose, be tight when you need to be tight!

And above all else come visit our wonderful Vidanta resorts in Mexico! Which can be as loose or as tight as you want it to be! We were supposed to go in May, but obviously, that is not going to happen so we asked if we could postpone until October, and they were very helpful in changing our reservation. So if you are ready to start planning a trip start here!

Elegant entry at Vidanta, Grand Mayan
Entry to Vidanta Grand Mayan

How to Helmet Dive Like a Pro

Helmet diving
The amazing world underwater

My adventure with Helmet Diving came during our trip to Bermuda while we were on a Norwegian cruise. I’m not a strong swimmer and I don’t like to be underwater. So I’ll probably never try scuba diving! I’ve tried snorkeling but haven’t had a lot of experience with that either. So when I was researching on ways to enjoy the ocean during our trip I was so excited to learn about this option. Here’s a few things you might find helpful!

What is Helmet Diving?

It is basically a guided, underwater walking tour designed for non-swimmers and non-divers. Participants wear a weighted dive helmet and walk under water along a pre-determined path. You do not need to take a certification class before enjoying this fun adventure. If you know how to breath and walk you can helmet dive!

What is the Helmet like?

The padded helmet works like a glass turned upside down in water. As long as the open end is held downward, the air is cupped underneath. 

Example of a Helmet
Example of a helmet

Where can you Helmet Dive?

There are so many places to choose from! Puerto Rico, Cozumel, Roatan….just to name a few! Of course, I’ve only been helmet diving in Bermuda so I guess I should travel to more places and try other companies so I really have some comparisons!

The company we used in Bermuda was Hartly’s Helmet Diving. They were located conveniently just past where our cruise ship docked. The excursion was easy to set up and was competitively priced. They have developed a “working relationship” with the fish and have “trained” the fish in the area to trust them. Because they always bring food, we enjoyed a menagerie of underwater sea life.

Some of the varieties of fish you will see have been given names as they are the “regulars”! You will meet George the Grunt, Herb the Hind, Gollum the Squirrelfish, Diana the Angel fish and Leroy the Snapper!

What was my experience?

Our Helmet dive boat parked next to our cruise ship
I’m standing next to our boat ride out to do the helmet dive which is parked next to our cruise ship!

Well, I’ll tell you! I was a little nervous (ok, maybe more like freaked out!) because I don’t enjoy being underwater but I really wanted to conquer this fear. We were given a tutorial as we traveled by boat out from the shore several miles. The view was stunning, blue water, azure sky, warm temps, everything was set up for a perfect day. There were 6 of us in our group and we were able to all go down together. My heart was pounding as I put one foot out onto the ladder that would eventually take me down about 10 feet. As I continued to step down one foot at a time a million thoughts were going through my head….what if I can’t breath?….what if the fish bite!…..what if……but I kept going, finally completely submerged in the warm water. As I tried to get my bearings, I noticed my ears were really starting to hurt. Just 10 feet down, there was a lot of pressure! The guide had told us this might happen but he didn’t make a big deal about it. He said the pressure would subside pretty quickly. But my ears hurt for what felt like forever! After awhile, the pain subsided but I still felt the pressure. Also, you can’t talk! Yes, your head is stuck in a fishbowl! You can only point to things, shrug your shoulders or shake your head (very slowly!) Our guide had pre-printed underwater sticks with the names of the fish on them so when one of the locals came to greet us he would pull out the appropriate stick that had that fish’s name on it. Pretty clever I thought!

Bermuda waters, heading to our dive site
Standing in the boat headed out to our dive site. And yes, it was windy!

We were told to hold onto a rope and walk along together as a group. Also, we were tethered to the boat by our oxygen hoses. How did we not get tangled up? Anyway, more and more fish began to congregate around us and no joke, I started feeling stirrings around my legs. I shouldn’t have been surprised of course, that’s what we were told would happen, but I was startled the first time!

Our underwater tour lasted about 30-40min but the whole trip can last up to 4 hrs depending on how many divers there are. Here’s a tip for you: If you are prone to seasickness definitely prepare for the possibility of becoming sick. I was fine getting out to our dive spot but for some reason I experienced some seasickness on the way back. And I wasn’t the only one. Several in our group also experienced nauseousness way worse than me!

The whole experience really was wonderful. I didn’t really conquer my “underwater” fear, but I now I know I can do it!

Waiting for our boat to arrive to take us to our dive spot
This is where we waited to catch our ride out to the dive sight. Literally right off the cruise ship dock!

Where to travel to next (when we can again!)

May I suggest (besides a trip to Bermuda where you can get the best fish sandwiches) but a trip to Mexico might be in your future! We are members of a company called Vidanta and they have 6 amazing resorts sprinkled throughout Mexico. We invite you to visit these wonderful resorts by reserving one of our rooms! Start your search HERE

How to Create the Perfect Multnomah Falls Day

Multnomah Falls, OR
A beautiful spring day at Multnomah Falls, OR

It was a sunny spring day in the great PNW (Pacific Northwest). Our adventure to Multnomah Falls, OR was about to begin. We had stayed the night in a lovely hotel near by to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Getting away at least once a year in the crazy first years of marriage was always one of our priorities. We never went far or for long but just far enough away and long enough to refill our relationship bucket. So that year we decided to go to Oregon, a short 3 hr drive for us. As we contemplated things to do the next day we were encouraged to explore Multnomah Falls. It wasn’t very far from where we were and it sounded just perfect.

The falls are just a 30 min drive from Portland. They cascade down from a drop of 611 feet. The water is icy cold. The whole experience is powerful as well as enchanting.

Multnomah Falls, OR
Lush and green in the dense woods of the area

To create the perfect Multnomah Falls day here are a few suggestions:

  • The falls are spectacular during all 4 seasons, but it is a cooler climate at the falls. During the summer bring a light jacket or sweater, in the winter bring a coat.
  • Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash.
  • During the summer months vendors offer quick snacks, but otherwise you can bring in your own
  • Treat yourself to a wonderful PNW meal at the historic Multnomah Falls Lodge restaurant.
  • You can get a few more ideas by exploring HERE
View from the Multnomah Falls trail
View from the trail

A perfect day at the falls for us included a mellow drive, a leisurely pace up the trail, lot’s of stops for pics and yummy food at the restaurant which included more fantastic views.

Views from Multomah Falls trail
Scenic view from the trail

A perfect day anywhere is being with your loved ones and sharing the memories later. One place we like to make memories is while visiting the Vidanta resorts in Mexico. Soon we’ll be able to travel the world again so start planning your next trip now! We would love to share our incredible resort with you and your family. Click HERE to get started!

Fast Get Away From New York-Bermuda (when it’s safe to travel again!)

Bermuda Island
Bermuda Island

Bermuda was never on my “bucket list”, I’ll just say that right off the bat! But when your husband says, “I want to take you away to a warm island in the middle of blue, blue waters”, you don’t say no!

Now for us, this was not a “quick trip” as the title of this post implies, because we happen to live on the West Coast. However, if you live on the East Coast, this is a very short 2hr plane ride for you!

From JFK and LaGuardia airports it is a 2hr and 15 min plane ride. Your plane lands at Bermuda LF Wade International Airport. From there you have lots of transportation options to get you around the island. You can go by bus, ferry, bikes, scooters, taxi or electric cars! Read more about transportation options HERE.

Accommodations on the island are plentiful as well! So setting up a fast weekend trip is so easy, why wouldn’t you! Start your accommodation search HERE

Why would you want to go to Bermuda you ask? Well let me tell you what I liked about it.

  1. The Pink Beaches! Did you know there was such a thing as a pink beach? Well there is! And I was able to enjoy it on our last day there. We visited one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, called Horseshoe Bay. The pink sand, turquoise waters and blue skies that never end is one reason to jump on a plane right now!
Pink sand beaches of Bermuda
Pink sand beach of Bermuda

2. The People– Bermuda is one of the friendliest places on the planet. And this is no tall tale. An instant welcome as soon as you arrive on the island, Bermudians sure know how to make you feel like you’re visiting your home away from home. No wonder the island has so many repeat visitors.

Friendly Bermudians
Some of the friendliest people on Earth!

3. The Culture– While most islands find their influence from the British, French, Spanish, and even Dutch who were squabbling over territories in the West Indies, Bermuda was left to its own devices as a British colony. And if you know anything about Bermuda, then you know its culture is almost an exact replication of British culture. Everything from language to sports is done the British way on Bermuda. Even driving! We surly enjoyed learning how to drive on the “wrong side of the road”! We also loved the pink-and-yellow Bermudian beach houses. I found myself wishing I could have a house that color!

Colorful homes of Bermuda
Colorful homes of Bermuda

4. The Local Flavors– Thanks to its mid-Atlantic location, Bermudian cuisine blends flavors and culinary techniques from England, the Caribbean, the U.S. and South America into a delicious mixture. What better combination of delectable cuisine could you ever want? And if you haven’t heard about its island staple, then you’ve officially been living under a rock. No trip to the island is complete without trying the Bermuda fish sandwich. Often time’s tourists are on the hunt for the best fish sandwich the island has to offer. If you want a head start, head to: Art Mels Spicey Dicy, Rosa’s, Seaside Grill, Swizzle Inn, Tribe Road Kitchen and The Black Horse Tavern.  Our favorite was at Art Mels. I have never had a fish sandwich quite like it! I tried to duplicate it when I got home, but wasn’t even close!

Art Mel's fish sandwich
Art Mel’s Fish Sandwich

To sum up our stay in Bermuda in one word-“perfection”! We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend it. But how we got there is a topic for another time!

Bermuda
We loved Bermuda!

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The Essential Guide to Visiting Merchants Millpond In Eastern North Carolina

Merchants Mill Pond, NC
Merchants Millpond, North Carolina

We have some deep roots in North Carolina. My husbands family has lived in North Carolina for many generations, dating back to before the civil war! They were farmers and some of them are still farming today!

When I married my husband the furthest east I had ever been was Rock Springs, Wyoming! What an adventure for me to travel across the United States by car and live in North Carolina for a time.

As the years have gone by we still enjoy visiting the area and one of the places we love to visit is Merchants Millpond State Park. This park is located in Gates County and is open year round. It’s a great place to take the family.

Merchants Millpond was essentially built by some early settlers who wanted a place of commerce for the area. They dammed up a portion of the creek so they could create a grist mill and a sawmill among other businesses. There is not much commerce happening around the area now but what it has become is a wonderful place to get a away, slow down and view life through a different lens. To read more about the history click HERE

This areas most popular way to be viewed is by canoe. You can rent them or bring your own. While paddling through the murky waters, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for turtles, alligators, and wading birds such as herons and egrets. Also notice the beautiful trees, the towering bald cypress and the tupelo gum trees, decorated with wispy Spanish moss. You’ll notice the base of the trees are much thicker. That’s to give the trees more space as their roots are mostly covered in water.

Merchants Mill Pond, NC
The family pushing off into the waters of Merchants Millpond in our rented canoes

There are other ways to enjoy the park too. If you want to view the area on foot there are 9 miles of hiking trails to explore. A couple of the trails are even open to bicyclists. Trekking tip: there are ticks in the area so wear long pants, long sleeve shirts and tuck pants into socks. Check for ticks often. More tips can be found HERE

Thinking of camping? You can do that too! They offer tent and trailer camping, group camping, backpack camping, and paddle in camping. There is a variety of settings that should please just about everybody! You can find all camping details HERE. Trekking tip: remember what you bring in must be taken back out!

Picnic Time at Merchants Millpond
After several hours of paddling we were ready for lunch!

There are no food vendors on site so remember to pack plenty of water, snacks and maybe even a picnic!

Hope this was helpful in determining if your next adventure includes a trip to Merchants Millpond in North Carolina. But wait, maybe your next adventure you want to take is in Mexico! We have access to 6 beautiful Vidanta resorts that can be rented out 1 week at a time. To start your planning CLICK HERE! And thanks for reading!

How to create the perfect Horchata

A Delicious drink from Mexico
I fell in love with this delicious drink!

While eating at one of the many taquerias in Cabo, I was introduced to a wonderful refreshing drink called the Horchata (pronounced or-CHAH-tah, with a silent ‘h”). I loved it so much I wanted to learn how to make it myself. There are a variety of recipes. My favorite place to go to look for recipes of course is Pinterest!

Horchata drink on a menu
Horchata drink on the menu

I found a couple of different recipes. This first one if from The House of Nash blog. She describes the drink perfectly and gives a very authentic recipe. Give it a try! Click here!

Trying new foods is one of our favorite things about traveling! What is the most unique food you have tried? Let us know!

In the mean time try out this beautiful resort in Los Cabos called Vidanta. We have rooms for vacationing in 6 different locations through out Mexico! Start looking here!

Spa at Vidanta
One of the spas at Vidanta resorts

Like Looking Through Ruins? Then You’ll Love This Tour!

Tulum Ruins
Ruins found in Tulum, Mexico

Generally speaking, we like to do self-guided tours. However, the Tulum, Mexico ruins tour came highly recommended so we gave it a try! The tour company we used was Alma Tours and we caught the tour in Cozumel. There is so much history there and the ruins are pretty well preserved. To read more about the history of the sight click here.

One of the favorite spots for us was the beautiful beach under the ruins. Remember your swimming gear so you can enjoy this secluded beach! I’m glad we did! Trecky tip: the climb down to the beach is along some narrow stairs and that is the only way back up! Not for the faint of heart!

Beach at the Tulum Ruins
Mike and I enjoying the beach under the ruins of Tulum
The ruins are home to lots of iguana's
Iguana’s love sunning themselves in the ruins of Tulum

We had a wonderful day exploring the Tulum ruins and I hope you will too!

If you haven’t checked out our vacation resort, this would be a great time! Mexico is a beautiful country and there is so much to explore. Start with a stay at the beautiful Vidanta Resort in San Jose del Cabo. Click here to book now!

Crystal blue waters
Relax by the pool!

Forget store bought Guac…try this instead!

A Mexican molcajete
Love this version of the molcajete!

On our second night out in Los Cabos it was recommended that we try a restaurant called Metate where I first laid eyes on these adorable animal styled mortar and pestle bowls called molcajete (molka’ xete) in Spanish. I decided right then I wanted to take one home! Travelers tip: decide on that special souvenir before you buy a whole bunch of nothin!

Doggie style molcajete
This fun doggie style molcajete was at our favorite sit down restaurant called Metate

I found lots of plain ones and super big ones, but I wanted the animal faced one and of course it had to fit in my suitcase and not put me over my weight limit!

My traveling buddies kept their eyes out for that special bowl the whole week we were there. Flash forward to our last shopping day. This was it. I had to find my special molcajete or all would be lost! I got confused on about how many vendors and shops we went into. Most of the molcajete’s were plain ones and some were so big I could have worn them as a hat, had it not been made of stone! Daylight was waning, I was starting to lose hope. “Have we been down this street?”, I asked my weary friends. They shook their heads as if to say “no, we haven’t and we are done looking!” I gave my best “puppy eye” look and they followed me into another street laden with vendors and merchandise that nobody needed but everybody wanted. The boys stopped in a promising shop while my girlfriend and I wandered into a store front a few doors down. We looked through the small shop pretty quickly as I could tell they didn’t have what I was looking for, when something caught my eye in the far corner. It was stone, gray and had a pestle, but as I got up close, alas, again…it was just a plain one (insert sad face). At just that moment the boys came sauntering down the street towards us with wide, silly grins on their faces. They looked triumphant! My eyes shone with hope! “What did you find?” I asked excitedly. They unwrapped their package very carefully. They held it up like the Lion King holding his first born son. A pig faced molcajete, just the right size and at a bargain price (they said victoriously)! The search was over! The prize had been found. I could go home a happy camper!

curing a molcajete
Curing a molcajete

But wait! How does one use this cool pig molcajete? Well, you’ve come to the right place. I will tell you along with how to make a simple but delicious guacamole!

Here is How to Cure a Molcajete:

  1. Wash the molcajete with water then clean with a wire brush.
  2. Use the pestle to grind up several cloves of garlic into a paste. Spread it all around the inside of the mortar. …
  3. Let the molcajete rest 24 hours.
  4. Rinse away the paste from the molcajete.
  5. Done!

Simple but yummy Guacamole from Tastefoodblog

Guac in a molcajete
Doesn’t it look amazing?!

Guacamole

Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Makes about 2 cups

1 small red or green jalapeño pepper, stemmed and seeded, finely chopped
1 garlic clove,  chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, plus extra chopped leaves for garnish
3 to 4 large ripe Hass avocados
2 tablespoons coarsely grated yellow onion with juice
Juice of one lime
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 to 3 dashes hot sauce, such as Tabasco (optional)
1. Combine the jalapeño, garlic, and red onion in a mortar. Press on the ingredients with your pestle, and grind them around the mortar in a circular movement, 3 to 4 times. Add the cilantro and gently bruise the leaves with the pestle.
2. Add the avocados, yellow onion, and lime juice and mash to form a blended but chunky consistency. Mix in the cumin, salt, black pepper, and hot sauce, if using, and taste for seasoning. Serve garnished with additional chopped cilantro.

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Beach access
Beach access

The Practical Guide to beach strolling in Cabo San Lucas

Beach in Cabo San Lucas
Gorgeous beach in Cabo San Lucas

One of our favorite things to do when visiting the ocean is strolling on the beach barefoot. We’ve been to several beaches, including Nags Head in North Carolina along the Atlantic ocean, Ocean Shores in the state of Washington on the Pacific side and the Sea of Cortez/Pacific Ocean at the tip of the Baja peninsula of Cabo San Lucas. In this post I’ll specifically focus on the beaches of the Cabo area. Not all beaches in the Cabo area are barefoot strolling compatible. I’m going to give you some tips so you can avoid the “strolling” snafus that happened to us!

All the beaches in Cabo were beautiful but not all of them can be strolled on barefoot as we found out on our first visit. On some beaches the sand was full of coral and small sharp rocks, not very pleasant to walk on. If we had only brought some shoes down with us, we would have enjoyed our walk so much better! “Note to self”- Always carry a pair of water shoes/beach shoes with you so you’ll be prepared for any type of beach walk.

Beach in front of Fiesta Americana Resort
Beach in front of Fiesta Americana

The first beach we tried to stroll on was in front of the Fiesta Americana in San Jose del Cabo. The waters are to rough to swim in and the sand is the coral/small pebbly rock kind that is very hard on the feet. I really wish we would have had some beach shoes with us. It would have been a lot more fun!

Beach in front of Grand Mayan Los Cabos
Beach in front of Grand Mayan Los Cabos

A barefoot strolling beach can actually be found a little way up the road in San Jose del Cabo in front of the Vidanta Grand Mayan. We actually own a timeshare there and I’m really glad because the sand is so soft under the toes! The sandy beach goes for miles. The waves roll in just up the sand to cool you off on a warm day. The beach area is pristine and the waters are a glorious color of blue.

After we had walked quite a ways down this beach we noticed we were walking along side the San Jose del Cabo wildlife estuary. Here you will want to pull out your walking shoes! So many different birds were flying in the air, swimming in the water and enjoying their side of the beach! It was a little smelly though, and the beach area was a bit messy because that’s where the birds hang out! Some of the bird species we saw were falcon’s, pelicans, vultures, and white herons.

San Jose del Cabo wildlife estuary
San Jose del Cabo wildlife estuary

We ventured out a little further one day to visit a town called Todos Santos. It was about an hours drive from Los Cabos. The beaches were a bit more “rustic”, meaning there were no services and the roads into the beaches were dirt. The peace and quiet though was priceless! The sand was soft under the toes! We got caught by a few rogue waves though so be careful. We dried out pretty quickly as we sat on the beach and admired the sunset.

Beach at Todos Santos
Beach at Todos Santos

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