Posts By: Discover Baja

Culinary Corner July 2020

  “Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy” Documentary Considered the leading expert on Mexican cuisine, Diana Kennedy is the author of nine acclaimed cookbooks and is a two-time James Beard Award winner. This new documentary about Kennedy’s life and work features extensive interviews with her as well as with chefs José Andrés, Rick Bayless, Gabriela Camara and… Read more »

Mexico’s Heirloom Corn

  Like many of our favorite foods (tomatoes, chilies, squash, chocolate, and vanilla), corn is native to Mexico. There are 59 varieties of heirloom Mexican corn and many more hybrids and mixes. But most of the native corns of Mexico and the Americas are in deep risk of being lost and forgotten. Hybridized varietals (and… Read more »

Planning Your Next Baja Adventure

If you’re looking for some inspiration for your upcoming Baja travels, we’ve got you covered with plenty of ideas and a treasure trove of information on the Discover Baja blog. Here are some of our favorite links to articles grouped by interest:   3-Day Getaways If you’re looking for an awesome quick getaway, we’ve got… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: Baja Travel Narratives

We could all use an escape right now and these Baja travel narratives will immerse you in the adventure, people, culture, and history of the peninsula. From discovering cave paintings on mule, to exploring the marine life of the Sea of Cortez, to walking the perimeter of the entire peninsula, there’s plenty to keep you… Read more »

Hiking the Sierra de la Laguna

By David Kramer The Sierra de la Laguna had been a legend and a lure, growing in my imaginings for some time. The seed was planted years ago, under the huge and newly-built palapa restaurant on the beach at Cerritos. A middle-aged, expat ‘bro’ with tattoos and Oakley sunglasses that reflected the world as a… Read more »

Promises, Promises

Over the past 90 days, COVID-19 has settled throughout Baja, and the port closures have been abrupt and far-reaching. Although most of us have agreed that the decisive actions were unavoidable, we were all saddened when our favorite fishing holes were suddenly off-limits and we eagerly await a rapid resolution to the problem that would… Read more »

June 2020 Baja Bulletin

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COVID-19 Updates for Baja California -The U.S.-Mexico land borders will remain closed to non-essential travel at least until June 22, 2020. U.S. Citizens and Canadian Citizens have been allowed to cross back north into the U.S. -Starting June 1, certain regions of Mexico will be allowed to begin reopening in phases. Baja California (norte) and… Read more »

A Visit with Choptank to Baja California

By Steve Heyneman   How did it feel to be in Baja? I am trying to make sense out of my Baja California experience. I found it to be somewhat mystical, a common characteristic among both residents and visitors. I also found it to be simply exhilarating, also common. Here is what John Steinbeck said… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: 5 Dream Destinations

While we’re stuck at home, we’re busy planning our next Baja trips. Here are five places we can’t wait to get back to when the border reopens and travel resumes.   Sierra de San Pedro Mártir Why We Love It: If the allure of fresh mountain air, tall pine trees, and wooded hiking trails is calling… Read more »

Remote Baja Beaches…An Alternative

By Gary Graham – That Baja Guy I must confess that Baja beaches were what attracted me from the very beginning. When I first drove the entire length of Baja on Mex 1, and camped and fished various beaches, I never considered fishing from a boat. Admittedly, the fishing tackle in those early days was… Read more »