Discover Tecate Tour with A Gringo in Mexico

DISCOVER TECATE TOUR: With A Gringo in Mexico CURRENT TOUR: Wednesday, October 24 INTRODUCTION In 2012, Mexico’s tourism board designated Tecate as Baja California’s only Pueblo Mágico due to its colonial charm and provincial character. But while Tijuana and Ensenada have gained international attention over the past decade as Baja California's culinary gems, tranquilo Tecate has been … Continue reading Discover Tecate Tour with A Gringo in Mexico

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Resort Life in the Valle de Guadalupe

I was surprised to learn that the largest and one of the most modern resorts in the Valle de Guadalupe lies just a few hundred yards off of Highway 3 in the small town of San Antonio de Las Minas. But that wasn’t the only surprise. My family and I have stayed at a number of … Continue reading Resort Life in the Valle de Guadalupe

“Seven Days in The Valle” Chronicles Mexico’s HOTTEST Culinary Movement

“Seven Days in The Valle” Chronicles Mexico’s HOTTEST Culinary Movement

SAN DIEGO, CA — Today Koenig Creative LLC announced the release of Seven Days in The Valle: Baja California’s Wine Country Cuisine by W. Scott Koenig. Koenig is known for his blog and alter ego, A Gringo in Mexico, where he reports on food and culture in the state of Baja California — just across … Continue reading “Seven Days in The Valle” Chronicles Mexico’s HOTTEST Culinary Movement

Trip Report: Escape to Baja’s Wine Country Tour, 5/24

Trip Report: Escape to Baja’s Wine Country Tour, 5/24

VALLE DE GUADALUPE - El Gringo rolled with his Señorita and 6 other north of the border adventurers yesterday for our second Escape to Baja's Wine Country tour. After a quick drive to San Ysidro and a walk across the border, we rendezvoused with our tour guide Fernando Cuevas, our comfortable 10 passenger van awaiting to transport … Continue reading Trip Report: Escape to Baja’s Wine Country Tour, 5/24

Valle de Guadalupe: Spend a Great Day in Baja’s Wine Country

Valle de Guadalupe: Spend a Great Day in Baja’s Wine Country

VALLE DE GUADALUPE - Baja's Valle de Guadalupe, just outside of Ensenada and 90 minutes from the border, has a history of farming and viticulture that dates back to the 16th century and the Spanish. In the early 20th century, Russian immigrants fleeing religious persecution from czarist Russia were granted farmland by the Mexican government where they planted … Continue reading Valle de Guadalupe: Spend a Great Day in Baja’s Wine Country

Trip Report: Escape to Baja’s Wine Country Tour, 4/5

Trip Report: Escape to Baja’s Wine Country Tour, 4/5

VALLE DE GUADALUPE - Baja's Valle de Guadalupe, just outside of Ensenada and 90 minutes from the border, has a history of farming and viticulture that dates back to the 16th century and the Spanish. In the early 20th century, Russian immigrants fleeing religious persecution from czarist Russia were granted farmland by the Mexican government where they planted … Continue reading Trip Report: Escape to Baja’s Wine Country Tour, 4/5