Do you have an inspiration in your life? If you have been around Puerto Vallarta for a few years, one of your inspirations may be this go-getter who is seemingly in multiple places at the same time. Yes, I am writing abut Glenda Bland, whose leadership and volunteer work have made our town a better place.
The Vallarta School for Girls is on a mission to transform the lives of underprivileged young girls, offering them a chance at education and financial independence. This holiday season, the school invites the community to support this worthy cause by attending their Christmas Garden Party Fundraiser on Sunday, December 9 at Los Mangos Library.
Recently, New York City started enforcing new rules cracking down on short-term rentals, known as Local Law 18. This includes Airbnb, VRBO, and other popular online booking platforms. Mexico has not yet taken steps to curb short-term stays in rental properties, but two Puerto Vallarta business owners think it might not be a bad idea.
The favored décor for ancient winter solstices is evergreen plants. Whether as palm branches gathered in Egypt in the celebration of Ra or wreaths for the Roman feast of Saturnalia, evergreens have long served as symbols of the perseverance of life during the bleakness of winter, and the promise of the Sun’s return.
Vallarta Botanical Garden founder Robert Price shares the findings of the Rivers for Climate Coalition, a collective effort of environmental, indigenous, and human rights groups, who pointed out the immense loss and damage suffered by the more than half a billion people impacted and displaced by hydropower dams.
We have entered an era where manmade climate change isn't just recognized by people living near melting glaciers; we're starting to see it here in Puerto Vallarta too, with extreme weather events like record-breaking rainfall and flooding, and stronger, more destructive hurricanes like Nora.
Puerto Vallarta is blessed with natural beauty that attracts millions of tourists annually. Sadly, it is rapidly being lost to unchecked development, portending a future that looks anything but sustainable in the long term. Protecting PV's natural tourism treasures must be top priority.
The Zapotec are drawing on the age-old traditions of cooperation, self-reliance and isolation to survive the pandemic. So far, it's working. While COVID-19 continues to spread across Mexico, many Indigenous communities in Oaxaca remain largely insulated from the coronavirus.
'Repealing DACA is arbitrary and capricious.' That's how U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts explained the 5 to 4 decision to block Donald Trump from eliminating the program, which benefits 'dreamers,' young people brought to America by their parents without legal authorization.