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Shoplifting and Surfing in Baja

How far will we go for surfing in Baja? Far enough that we feel like we are at the end of the earth. We take rugged roads full of loose rock, steep grades and ruts, evidence of a recent rainstorm. We’ve been on the dirt roads for about three hours when we arrive at what we think we’ve been aiming for, one of several big points in Central Baja. A surfers dream on the right swell—these hooked points fire perfect right hand peelers. As we set up our camp just before dusk, we survey the scene. There is a rickety fish camp...

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Shadow of truck in Baja

Baja Surf Mission: Dropping Into the Fray and Freedom of Mexico

Baja. This is where my heart beats harder. The lines are sharper here. The beer is colder and I swear, food tastes better here. We are on a Baja surf mission to find pristine waves and solitude. Temporarily leave the land of pretty things, shiny new goods and sanitized square buildings. Live in the dirt on the edge of this peninsula, where the Pacific blends into the Mexican desert. We crave the grimy coating of red Baja dirt to give us that thin layer of adventure that we wear proudly. If you’ve never crossed the Mexican border at some point in your...

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Highway 1 in Baja

Southbound for a Baja Surf Trip

We recently took a short jaunt to Baja to catch some surf. Since I didn't have Internet anywhere (no Internet + no cell service = a good thing), these are posted after our return. Enjoy! I hadn’t had my passport stamped for over a year and I was getting uncomfortably itchy. Kind of like wearing a wool sweater with nothing underneath. Stifling itchy. Same house. Same food. Same desk. Time to leave. A Baja surf trip was in order. It is a frigid 13 degrees when we packed up to leave. Chris climbs up on the top of the camper dressed...

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Truck Camper Video in Baja

Living with Less Stuff Means More Travel

Living with Less Stuff (Means More Travel) “A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff.” –George Carlin I attended the screening of TINY at BendFilm last weekend. I was quite reluctant to see this movie for a few reasons: I was worried it would be preachy in the way of sustainability and environmental consciousness. I feel bad that this is how I feel. I should care, after all. I’ve spent much of my adult life educating Americans about how to live sustainably. That’s a story for another post. I was also afraid that I would...

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