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Paying With Pesos

Posted 18 September 2007 | By | Categories: Travel | No Comments

By David Simmonds  There are several good reasons to carry and use Mexican pesos when you travel, not the least being that you won’t appear to be a rookie doofus, despite your bubble-gum shade sunburn. If you insist on paying with U.S. currency, and the merchant agrees to let you, you’ll pay more for the privilege. Most […]

Bus Crashes Near Vallarta

Posted 17 September 2007 | By | Categories: Travel | 1 Comment

By David Simmonds The tendency for many people when hearing about the recent bus crash near Puerto Vallarta is to vow to stay off of the Mexico buses, or the roads altogether for that matter. But that would be a mistake. I don’t know the exact number, but Mexico has thousands of bus routes in the […]

Mexico…. A Sublime Feast

Posted 13 September 2007 | By | Categories: Arts and Culture, Travel | 2 Comments

By: Lisa Coleman With my recent post about the food festival coming to Puerto Vallarta, I thought it might be of interest to some of you to explore more of Mexico’s cuisine. The following article was published in December of 1999 in Food & Wine Magazine. I won the Pluma de Plata Award (The Silver Pen award […]

Foodies Head to Vallarta

Posted 10 September 2007 | By | Categories: Arts and Culture, Travel | No Comments

By: Lisa Coleman Foodies Head to Vallarta One of the most charming things about Puerto Vallarta is its ability to be all things to all travelers. I have always felt it was one of the few places in Mexico that could successfully balance culture and tradition with modern infrastructure. For the past thirteen years, the […]

Lovebirds Flock to Villa Premiere’s Honeymoon Package

Posted 05 September 2007 | By | Categories: Hot Travel Deals, Travel | No Comments

MP Staff Villa Premiere Hotel & Spa, a lovely 83-room beachfront resort literally a few short blocks from the heart of Puerto Vallarta, welcomes honeymooners with its Premiere Honeymoon Package. Priced at $380 per couple, per night during low season, it includes : Accommodations in a Premiere Room, with ocean view and indoor Jacuzzi One […]

TIME SENSITIVE: CasaMagna Marriott, Puerto Vallarta, Welcomes Agents

TIME SENSITIVE: CasaMagna Marriott, Puerto Vallarta, Welcomes Agents

Posted 05 September 2007 | By | Categories: Travel, Travel Agent Corner | No Comments

By Lola Puerto Vallarta has got to be one of my all time favorite places to visit. Are you an agent? Then you MUST take advantage for CasaMagna Marriott’s absolutely fabulous FAM rate: through October 31, 2007, prices for agents range from $89 to $119 per night and include a $60 credit for a fourn-night […]

Agents: Check Out the “New” Tides Riviera Maya For Yourself

Posted 05 September 2007 | By | Categories: Travel, Travel Agent Corner | No Comments

By Lola The Tides Riviera Maya, once (very well) known as Ikal del Mar, is offering special travel agent rates of $150 for an overnight stay, $250 for a two-night stay, $350 for a three-night stay or $550 for a four-night stay. The deal is good throughout October 31 and is subject to availability. Travel […]