Bucerias is a low-key beach town that gets most of its charm from the fact that it’s not a big resort city like its neighbor to the South, Puerto Vallarta. Not that it wasn’t lovely; bougonvia hangs over the sides of brightly colored stucco walls, the beach is free of frat boys, every corner of our rental house is a work of art, and the Pacific is as magnificent in the early morning as it is under the afternoon sun with a mango margarita. Plus, everyone was very nice. But we had to lean in to hear Spanish.
Centuries ago, Native Americans and Mesoamerican Indians knew how to relax and rejuvenate. Sweating in a temazcal or soaking in thermal waters was common. Sitting in a hot mud bath was less common, but it is another timeless health practice that people enjoy today.
Hace cientos de años, los nativos americanos e indios mesoamericanos sabían cómo relajarse, sanarse y rejuvenecer. Era común sudar dentro de un temazcal o meterse en aguas termales. Meterse a una tina llena de lodo caliente no era tan común, pero es otra práctica saludable que la gente disfruta en nuestros días.
Green energy, green homes, green jobs, green living – today’s world is filled with green options and aspirations based on values of sustainability and whatever is best for our planet. Along the spectrum of all things green, there are serious products, programs and methods as well as those that are more symbolic of green values. Every consumer makes their own choices about environmentally-friendly products and services
Luxury is its own escape, whether it is the simple luxury of being in a tranquil place or the five-star kind that soothes senses and indulges pleasures. A recent visit to a luxury heritage villa in Sinj, Croatia was an experience in both kinds of luxury.
Sinj is a pretty and tranquil place of escape from the larger, more crowded, and more commercialized tourist centers of wonderful Croatia (See our article about Sinj here).