Category Archives: video

Water Conservation at the Bridge Street Inn Hostel


Aimee Wyatt explains the Bridge Street Inn’s approaches to water conservation, including directions on how to make a lid sink.  Check out the Bridge Street Inn Hostel in Cambria, California.

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Big Sur, California: Whimsical Art at TreeBones Resort


Decorative metalworker Dave Bidwell explains the artistic process of creating a handrail from recycled materials at TreeBones Resort.

TreeBones Resort is located in Big Sur, California.

Big Sur, California: TreeBones Resort


TreeBones, located in Big Sur, California, offers a unique lodging experience on California’s breathtaking Big Sur coast. It inspired Brandon to write the following lyrics: Fall asleep in comfort, to the sounds of waves and seals… sleeping by the ocean…smile at whale

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Considering CouchSurfing and Hospitality Club? (video)


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Tourism is based on the American model of consumption. Websites like Hospitality Club and CouchSurfing address the needs of travelers who are tired of being part of the tourist machine. This video ventures away from showing people where and how to spend their money.  Instead, it encourages travelers to develop friendships and experience local cultures.  Check out,,,,,, and Craigslist rideshare.

 Special thanks to Paola and Edgar for their enthusiasm and willingness to participate in this video!


La Paz, Mexico (video)

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La Paz, Mexico is a quiet and colorful city on the Sea of Cortez.

La Paz, Mexico: Hotel Yeneka (video)

monkey at Hotle Yeneka La Paz, Baja California Mexico

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Hotel Yeneka has been called unique by many travelers. To truly enjoy Hotel Yeneka a person must love the dead monkey. Music thanks to Cuarteto Bios.

Vacation Walking on La Paz’s Malecon (video)

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Traveler Brandon enjoys an evening of vacation walking on the malecon in La Paz, Mexico. Along the Sea of Cortez, the malecon is the best place in the city to enjoy fresh air and beautiful sunsets. Every night it fills with locals and tourists. Music thanks to Cuarteto Bio

Espiritu Santo Island Tour in the Sea of Cortez

Sea Lion Espiritu Santo Island La Paz Mexico

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A short boat ride from La Paz, Mexico takes traveler Brandon to a world of interesting rock formations, an abundance of marine wildlife, and an afternoon snorkeling with the sea lions. Special thanks to Espiritu & Baja Tours and Jose Luis for a fun, educational tour.

La Paz, Mexico: La Fonda Restaurant (video)

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La Fonda restaurant in La Paz offers traditional Mexican food at reasonable prices, and the owner is happy to explain any of the dishes on the menu. Traveler Brandon tries shoemaker soup for breakfast.

Staying at Weaver Rentals in Los Barriles, Mexico


This morning while hitchhiking into town, a guy named Mike picked us up.  There was barely enough room for us in the back of his truck next to the kiteboarding gear.  Kiteboarding is definitely the most popular sport in Los Barriles.  Second to Hood River, this seems to be the place to be, if you like wind.

kiteboarding in Los Barriles, Mexico

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Since we’re not kiteboarders, how did we end up in the kiteboarding capital of Mexico, staying in a house just a short walk from the beach?

cow in Los Barriles, Mexico

Craig and Holly Weaver, loyal Flying M customers, offered us their vacation rental, El Torote.  

Weaver Rentals El Torote in Los Barriles, Mexico

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If you’re looking for a picture-perfect escape to the rugged beauty of Baja California, Mexico, and the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez.check out Weaver Rentals.

If you’re looking for the best kiteboarding instructors in Los Barriles, check out Exotikite.