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Baja Dark Skies Inn

By Carol Kramer  For ages I had wanted to visit Baja Dark Skies in the Sierra de San Pedro Martir. The week after Christmas last year proved to be THE time. Reservations were made and we were on our way. We took the toll road—-12 hours before it collapsed—and continued down Mex 1 to KM…

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #19, Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Viñadaco (1774-1829)

By David Kier http://www.vivabaja.com Co-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’  El Rosario was the first California mission founded by the Dominican Order, just one year after assuming responsibility over a dozen Jesuit founded missions, and one founded by the Franciscans. The site for El Rosario was known to the Cochimí Indians…

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DBTC Gourmet Guadalupe Valley Wine Trip

We had another wonderful trip to the Valle de Guadalupe this past weekend. Complete with a trip to the museum, traditional Mexican lunch, wine tasting at the beautiful Las Nubes, more wine tasting at the exclusive Adobe Guadalupe, and a gourmet dinner with more wine at the delicious and wonderful Finca Altozano. Just another day in…

Update on the Toll Road to Ensenada

Work continues on repairing the scenic toll road between Rosarito and Ensenada. The latest update is that Mexican authorities are saying the road will reopen in the fall, possibly as early as September. In December 2013, a portion of the scenic toll road between Rosarito and Ensenada collapsed in a landslide at Salsipuedes. The road…

Tequila Fun Facts

When it comes to iconic liquors, nothing screams Mexico more than tequila. Whether you love it, hate it, shoot it, make margaritas with it, had a bad experience with it in college, or use it to self-medicate after a long week, there’s no denying it’s distinct flavor and potency. Here are a few fun facts…

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #18, San Fernando de Velicatá (1769-1825)

By David Kier http://www.vivabaja.com Co-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’  San Fernando was the first California mission founded by the Franciscan Order, and also the only Franciscan-founded mission on the California peninsula. Originally, California was believed by many to be an island. Once it was established California was a peninsula, Spain…

Trip Report: Monica’s Family Road Trip in Baja

When her daughters’ spring break came around this year, DBTC staffer, Monica Garcia, took the family down to Baja for a six-day, fun-filled family trip to see the gray whales. Here are some of the highlights: DAY 1: “We first stopped in El Rosario. We stayed at the Baja Cactus and ate at the famous…

Newly Opened: The Point at Calafia

A new restaurant, The Point, has opened up at the historical Calafia Hotel. There’s an outdoor patio and an indoor space, all with views overlooking the ocean. We popped in for happy hour (which actually goes all day) and enjoyed $2 Modelo’s on draft and a few tasty appetizers. The baked panela cheese was refreshingly…