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Home school in Los Cabos is sometimes the only choice for a family where the parents are working and the children are not able to participate in a curriculum in Spanish.  If the children are young enough, they will quickly pick up the new language and if they don’t they are not really concerned about their grades.  Older children however, find...
 Home to Cabo's Finest Artists. The Golden Cactus Gallery opened in 1997 as a fine art gallery and artist studio, in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Over the years, the gallery's evolution has been as remarkable as the growth of Cabo San Lucas itself. Since its inception, the gallery has been a beacon to other artists and its success a...
Tropical cyclones are the leading cause of home damage on the Baja peninsula
Condo and Home Owners in MexicoIf you own a condo or home in Mexico, or if you are planning to purchase one soon, you’ll want to make careful consideration about obtaining insurance coverage. Most would agree that purchasing insurance is the smart thing to do, especially when it comes to protecting a hard earned Mexico real estate investment....

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The tiger strips on the abdomen of the Aedes aegypti identifies them as the threat
Updated November 28, 2016 With cooler weather spreading cross Mexico the reported spread of the virus diminished drmatically in the past two weeks to just 122 new cases nationwaide. But the Zika...
A campaign period cartoon depicting Trump's Wall, just one of the campaign threats looming over the Mexican economy
 Updated November 11, 2016 Here we are, just a couple weeks short of the second anniversary of my first edition of this article. This worldwide currency imbalance began in June of 2014, although...
Mexican Family of 4
Recently I saw a breakdown of the cost for Mexicans to live with the basic needs in Mexico and I wondered how do they do it? How do the majority of people in Mexico live with the cost of living so...
The Flag of Mexico
Here is a translation to English of the Mexican National Anthem or Himno Nacional Mexicano. Acknowledged as one of the most beautiful national anthems, for both its poetry and musical score the...
Los Cabos Humane Society Dressed to the K9's Event
Los Cabos Humane Society presents The 11th AnnualDressed to the K9's PartyFriday, November 11, 2016  This not to be missed Red & White Gala will star internationally acclaimed entertainer...
Section of the original 'tila" image of he Virgin of Guadalupe
December 12th celebrates Dia de Guadalupe, a legendary event that bonded the people of Mexico, and much of the native New World peoples and the Catholic Church in the days of the Spanish conquest.The...
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Home school in Los Cabos is sometimes the only choice for a family where the parents are working and the children are not able to participate in a curriculum in Spanish.  If the children are...
Importing your vehicle into Mexico
 I have updated this article to reflect the changes in importation of cars into Baja California and Baja California Sur, Mexico. It is now required that the vehicle be of a model year at leat 5...
Working in Mexico
 So you would like to work in Mexico as a foreigner. Many people think it is really hard to get permission to work here in Mexico as a foreigner but it has become much easier over the years....
The Baja peninsula is the #1 foreign destination for RV travelers
BajaInsider.com is proud to announce a new affiliation with MexPro.com the online Insurance site for International Insurance Group, Inc.  IIG is licensed in all 50 US states, and works with...
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Currency exchange - changing your dollars to pesos
 Since June of 2014, the pesos has been falling against the dollar, from a long time 12.5:1 exchange rate to crest a 21:1 exchange rate following the US elections in the second week of November...
Mexican Family of 4
Recently I saw a breakdown of the cost for Mexicans to live with the basic needs in Mexico and I wondered how do they do it? How do the majority of people in Mexico live with the cost of living so...
Tropical cyclones are the leading cause of home damage on the Baja peninsula
Condo and Home Owners in MexicoIf you own a condo or home in Mexico, or if you are planning to purchase one soon, you’ll want to make careful consideration about obtaining insurance coverage....
The Palapa Learning Center in Todos Santos
 A major expansion is underway at the Palapa Society of Todos Santos, A.C. Construction on the Palapa Learning Center, the largest project ever undertaken by the Palapa Society, has reached the...
Poinsettas- Flor de Nochebuena
The Poinsettia with its star-shaped green leaves that turn into a deep red flower at the top has several names and a very interesting history and legend. Euphorbia pulcherrima (literally, "the...
 Home to Cabo's Finest Artists. The Golden Cactus Gallery opened in 1997 as a fine art gallery and artist studio, in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Over the years, the gallery's...
A campaign period cartoon depicting Trump's Wall, just one of the campaign threats looming over the Mexican economy
 Updated November 11, 2016 Here we are, just a couple weeks short of the second anniversary of my first edition of this article. This worldwide currency imbalance began in June of 2014, although...
The tiger strips on the abdomen of the Aedes aegypti identifies them as the threat
Updated November 28, 2016 With cooler weather spreading cross Mexico the reported spread of the virus diminished drmatically in the past two weeks to just 122 new cases nationwaide. But the Zika...
Medical travel insurance can be a lifesaver when abroad
Travel Medical Insurance is becoming more and more popular and necessary for good reason these days.  I had been hearing enough stories of people having severe medical issues only to survive and...
Baja Dogs La Paz...For the love of dogs
Baja Dogs La Paz...For the love of dogsBaja Dogs La Paz Inc. (BDLP) has been a household name around La Paz for close to 10 years now. It is a registered California non-profit 501(c)(3) that started...
Mural showing President Benito Juarez bringing revolution as the first native Mexican President
 The Benito Juarez birthday observations will take place this year on his actual birthday,  March 21, 2016. Schools, government offices, banks and some businesses will be closed, large...
Beware the Doc in the Box & have faith in Public Health
Choosing emergency medical services isn't something most folks take more than a second to think about, until they need it. With the press of providing first aid to someone the first thoughts are...
Candles lit for Dia de la Candelaria in Mexico
Día de la Candelaria (Day of the Candles or Candle Mass) happens on February 2, and is a Mexican celebration that is fusion of the Catholic influences and native Mexican tradition.I was first...
Three Kings
January 6th, the Day of the Kings, Twelfth Night and the Twelve Day of Christmas all culminate in a celebration in Mexico known as Dia de Los Reyes. The event in the Catholic Church in Mexico...
Beachside Handicapped Parking - The fine is $7000 pesos and your US sticker doesn't count
Baja California Sur has begun to crack down on traffic offences. The latest welcome addition to the revenue source for the city is the heavy fine levied on those that park in the blue marked handicap...
Keeping Hydrated in the heat
When you continue to live and work in Baja year round you need to adjust your habits to avoiding heat stroke by keeping the body hydrated. In this article, we will cover the physiology of...
A few of the 131,800 Suntech solar panels at the La Paz Aura 1 Solar facility
Latin American's largest solar photovoltaic energy project is now cranking out the kilowatts in La Paz. The Aura Solar I installation, near the La Paz airport, now generates nearly 62% of La Paz's...
Carport down from Hurricane Odile
Ensure safety and prevent damage by being preparedHurricanes are a serious subject matter to consider, especially if you own a home or condo near the beach in Mexico. These huge violent swirling...
Overcoming a Challenge for the Love of Fishing
A family’s recovery after a devastating life changing accident on Mex 1 is the tale of Larry Cooper. His Baja story began with the common denominator of many…a love of fishing. It would be many years...
Couple in Infinity Pool
In Baja California and many areas of Mexico, it makes a lot sense to add a pool to your vacation or investment property. This article will discuss a few of the different styles of finishes for the...
Living green in Baja
International Community Foundation Releases Findings on the Greening of U.S. Retirement Destinations in Mexican Coastal Communities The International Community Foundation released the report...
Semana Santa in Mexico
Semana Santa 2016 officially begins Sunday, March 20 and runs through Easter Sunday on March 27. Unofficially, since this is one of the most popular outdoor activity weekends in the Mexican holiday...
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Never too young to surf
Surfing which many people know started in Hawaii many, many years ago and was the sport of Kings. Since the 60's it had become very popular in California and worldwide. While in it's early years...
Coco seed pods of the palms in Baja
Palm trees are one of the plants most commonly seen in Baja California second to cactus. Palm trees are found in Baja’s desert like climates where there is water and many times will signify...
Survey of Norther Americans living in Mexico
The following is a reprint of the synopsis of the International Community Foundation's Survey of retired US citizens living in Mexico. The study sought to find how Americans live in Mexico, their...
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