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Discovering Baja: Road Trip From Cabo to Los Barriles

Church in Miraflores, Mexico

With a full week in Cabo, we decided to venture a bit farther into the heart of the Baja. We set our sights on the East Cape.

I wanted to drive the dirt road that hugs the coastline to fill my windshield view with plenty of beach and surf. Instead, my husband and I decided to spare our Kia Sorrento and take what we considered the more sane, paved Highway 1. This allowed us to check out a few towns along the way to our final destination, Los Barriles.

Cabo Cravings: Dining to Fit Your Mood

Barrio de Tango

One of the best things about Cabo living is the food.

We’re not talking tacos, although there are ample taquerias to satisfy just about any craving.

We’re talking high-quality, Michelin-star-worthy food. Equally as fun and tasty are the more casual restaurants.

Every time we return to Cabo, we try to knock off a few places on our continuously expanding – about like our waistlines – must-eat wish list.

Here are a few treasures we’ve found over the last few months that are worth a visit.

Snapshot St. Petersburg: What to do, see and eat

Canal in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is a charmer from first sight. Pastel-painted 18th and 19th century buildings are like jewelry boxes begging to be opened. 

Thankfully, we had five days and six nights to explore Russia’s second largest city of 5 million.

Founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, this once swampy, flood-prone land with access to the Baltic Sea became the emperor’s Naval headquarters and his grand experiment in building the city of his European travel dreams. Just stroll the streets and you'll see that he succeeded, thrusting Russia onto the cultural world stage.

Here's my snapshot of trip bests, eats and treats.