¡Feliz año! We’re welcoming 2018 with open arms and big plans for Baja travel. Here’s what some of the DBTC staff and writers are planning for the year ahead. We wish you a 2018 full of adventure and discovery!
“My Baja New Year’s resolution is to kayak from Loreto to La Paz. I’ve already enjoyed the challenge of kayaking from Bahía Gonzaga to Loreto, especially the many wild and empty places along the route. It’s been fascinating seeing the Sea of Cortez from the water and recalling walking its length in 1983-4. I’m looking forward to the memories—and to the effortless weight loss—as I paddle to La Paz.” –Graham Mackintosh
“I’ve always wanted to snorkel with the whale sharks in Bahía de los Angeles. Our dear friends Lynn and Tom Mitchell have a place in LA Bay where we used to spend a lot of time many years ago, and I’ve been meaning to make it down for a visit and to experience the giant and gentle whale sharks up close.” –Carol Kramer
“I always try to do something really adventurous on my birthdays and this one’s a milestone! This year I want to learn to surf, probably at the Scorpion Bay point break that creates one of the longest waves in the world.” –Carla King
“I’d like to take a trip down to La Paz to refresh memories. Enjoy the beautiful beaches, stroll along the malecón, and take a boat trip out to visit Isla Espíritu Santo. I’ll definitely spend time checking out the East Cape as well.” –Maythé Cataldo
“My New Year’s Resolution is a big one. For the first time in over 44 years of traveling Mex 1 at least several times a year in my van, it has become more convenient and less expensive for me to travel by air rather than use my traditional method of travel. So, for my New Year’s Resolution, I’m planning to make most of my trips to my Baja destinations by air, using rental vehicles for exploring. This will allow me more trips and more flexibility.” –Gary Graham
“My Baja New Year’s resolution is to go kayaking in Bahía Concepción. There are so many gorgeous beaches to explore and it’s one of the best places in Baja to kayak. I love sea life so this would be ideal for me. I would stay in Loreto since it’s just a short drive to Bahía Concepción. While in Loreto I would like to check out the Mission, explore the town, eat at some of the great restaurants, and go shopping.” –Monica Garcia
“I love exploring hot springs on the peninsula. I’m ashamed to say I haven’t been to the ones at Cañon de Guadalupe yet, even though it’s an easy weekend trip from San Diego. Each campsite comes with its own natural hot spring tub and there are waterfalls, petroglyphs, and other pools that you can hike to nearby. I’m looking forward to getting together a group of friends for a fun weekend of camping, hiking, and relaxing.” –Jennifer Kramer