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Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo

The natural thing to do at a Mexican resort is hang around the pool. Friendly waiters and obliging bartenders indulge your every desire. With everything you need just steps from your room, why venture off the hotel grounds?

No reason at all, if you traveled to the southern tip of Baja California to bake in the sun, drink abunch, and get some much needed rest.

On the other hand, if you leave the hotel property to explore the local area and eat in restaurants frequented by locals, you'll be rewarded with a cultural experience  and more interesting food that will make the trip even more enjoyable.

Cabo San Lucas has dozens of restaurants worth a visit. Mariscos Mazatlan (Narcisco Mendoza and 20 de Noviembre, 52-624-143-8565, is worthy of notice as much for the interior as the food.

For appetizers, you can't go wrong with seafood cocktails made with shrimp, octopus, oyster, or sea conch. Shrimp or fish ceviche, raw clams and oysters or avocados …

Earth, Sun, Water and Art on the Southern Tip of Baja California

With summer a fond memory and colder weather approaching, now is a good time to think about a trip to warmer climes. While some might happily settle for the familiarity of Hawaii, Florida or Puerto Rico, Mexico is a great destination with its vast, natural beauty, rich cultural history, amazing archaeological sites and wonderfully flavorful cuisine.

Mexico's well-publicized difficulties with crime have caused travelers to steer clear of the DMZ border regions. Tragically, it was those regions that were once the perfect places to experience the melding of two great cultures and peoples. 
Luckily there are safe places to visit in Mexico far from the border, a fact that Peter has chronicled in many posts. A recent trip to the southern-most tip of Baja California showed me what warm-weather fun awaits in Mexico.
Mitsubishi invited several dozen travel and automotive writers to visit Cabo San Lucas so we could test drive two of their new vehicles, the 2011 Outlander Family and Outlande…

The Mayan Riviera Has Great Weather and Great Deals

If you're tired of being rained on or snowed in and you're spending way too much time watching reruns of CSI, now's a good time to think about a vacation someplace sunny and warm.
If you're researching a Mexican vacation, you have a lot of choices.
Mexico is still recovering from the swine flu scare. As Peter Greenberg reported last year, the fears were overblown and smart travelers should get down to Mexico and take advantage of the great deals offered by resorts. The good news is that with the number of visitors not yet back to pre-scare levels, you can still find great bargains.

Easily accessible, the Mayan Riviera on the Yucatan Peninsula has white sand beaches that stretch for hundreds of miles. Located far away from the U.S.-Mexican border, the area has escaped the drug-related violence that has plagued some parts of Mexico. With mild weather between December and May, the peninsula is an attractive destination for tourists who want a taste …