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Let’s Celebrate Mother Earth on April 22 To Help Heal our Climate

An easy way to help restore our planet on April 22 is for everyone to join our Earth Family in singing Her praises on Mother Earth Day, especially Americans, as few still know about and annually celebrate our compassionate magnificent living Earth Mother for all Her gifts.

Living Tribute to Inspiration, Glenda Bland, by Clint Harris

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.

Vallarta School for Girls Hosts Christmas Garden Party Fundraiser

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.

Are NYC’s Short-Term Rental Regulations a Good Idea for Mexico?

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 Christmas Tree is a Tradition Older Than Christmas

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.

COP27: Groups Warn Risks of New Hydropower Dams – Waterkeeper

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.

Río Los Horcones Canyon an Essential Tourism Asset for Puerto Vallarta

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.

Kilometer 5: Killer Views, Great Burgers … and Pizza?

Sayulita, Mexico - Charles Lamb, (1775-1834), the English essayist, wrote "Dissertation on a Roast Pig," so I am turning my culinary and literary thoughts...

Puerto Vallarta Natural Beauty at Risk

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.

Indigenous Mexicans Survive COVID 19

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.