Broken Down & Stranded in Mexico – Vanlife Adventures in Baja

On April 14th, the day before Good Friday, we were cruising down Highway 1 in Baja, Mexico. Excited about our next destination, Bahia Conception, we were oblivious to the impending catastrophic failure of Slow Sally’s (our van) transmission and the long, nightmarish “adventure” that awaited us to get her back on the road. In this … More Broken Down & Stranded in Mexico – Vanlife Adventures in Baja

Difficult Roads Lead to Beautiful Destinations – Vanlife Adventures in Cabo Pulmo, Baja

It was Zig Zigler, a late American motivational speaker, who said “Difficult Roads Often Lead to Beautiful Destinations”. He meant this figuratively of course, but the saying is quite literally true in Baja. We’ve arrived at some of the best destinations via the worst roads, and Cabo Pulmo is one of our favourites. Cabo Pulmo … More Difficult Roads Lead to Beautiful Destinations – Vanlife Adventures in Cabo Pulmo, Baja

Is Todos Santos too Touristy? Vanlife Adventures in Baja, Mexico

Todos Santos is a small, yet bustling town located along the coast where the Sierra de La Laguna meets the Pacific Ocean, just a 1-hour drive from Cabo San Lucas and the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Established first as a mission, then as a sugar cane producer, and now as a hub for tourism, … More Is Todos Santos too Touristy? Vanlife Adventures in Baja, Mexico

Swapping Ocean & Beaches for Adventures in the Mountains – Vanlife, Baja Mexico

After a week of beach activities and sweltering temperatures in La Ventana, we were ready for a new kind of adventure. We stowed the SUP board and snorkel gear, stopped in La Paz to stock up on essentials, and headed into the Sierra de la Laguna for some higher elevation adventures. The Sierra de La … More Swapping Ocean & Beaches for Adventures in the Mountains – Vanlife, Baja Mexico

La Ventana for Vanlifers: Why Visit if You Don’t Kitesurf – Baja Mexico

La Ventana is a world-class windsport destination in Baja Sur, Mexico. Located along the aqua blue waters of the Sea of Cortez with a mountainous desert backdrop, the village sits in an undeniably stunning setting. The sea delivers consistent winds from October through April, drawing kite surfers and windsurfers from other parts of Mexico, Canada, … More La Ventana for Vanlifers: Why Visit if You Don’t Kitesurf – Baja Mexico

Enjoy Wild Beach Camping? You’ll Love Baja, Mexico! Vanlife Adventures

Wild beach camping – it’s what we came for! After spending several winters exploring mainland Mexico and Guatemala, we decided to spend this winter in Baja, wild camping on the beaches and taking advantage of all the outdoor activities on offer. Baja is known for its wild beach camping and every year, Vanlifers, Overlanders, and … More Enjoy Wild Beach Camping? You’ll Love Baja, Mexico! Vanlife Adventures

Why We Chose San Felipe as Our First Stop – Vanlife, Baja Mexico

After thousands of miles on the road, two van breakdowns, and many USA adventures on beaches, through deserts, and in town and cities, we made it to Mexico! We entered Baja, Mexico via the Mexicali East border crossing and chose San Felipe as our first destination. The drive through Mexicali was relatively easy and uneventful. … More Why We Chose San Felipe as Our First Stop – Vanlife, Baja Mexico

Canada to Baja, Mexico in a Vintage Roadtrek – Vanlife Adventure 2022

Welcome to our latest adventure! Slow Sally & Crew are leaving Canada in the dead of winter to drive ~ 15,000 kilometres (that’s ~ 10,000 miles for you Americans) through 3 countries to explore the beaches, mountains, and deserts of Baja, Mexico, and a few gems in between. For those of you who are new … More Canada to Baja, Mexico in a Vintage Roadtrek – Vanlife Adventure 2022

Sierra Gorda: Why You Should Visit the Fat Mountains /// North-Central Mexico

Translated directly to English, Sierra Gorda means ‘Fat Woman Mountain Range’.  To be fair, I believe the ‘woman’ part is really just the result of Spanish grammar… I suspect the intention of the name is more along the lines of ‘Fat/Large Mountain Range’.  Although the English version of this translation doesn’t result in the most … More Sierra Gorda: Why You Should Visit the Fat Mountains /// North-Central Mexico

Dios Mio – We Got Food Poisoning! /// Southern Mexico

Yes – we got food poisoning!  Very sh#%ty (ha-ha, get it?).  And happened right after we were bragging that we never get sick when we’re travelling in the van… should have knocked on wood.  More about the food poisoning once I get you guys caught up on our travels. /// In our last blog post, … More Dios Mio – We Got Food Poisoning! /// Southern Mexico