Editor’s Letter

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.”

Lewis Carroll

If you look at the social media of those of us who have made Mexico our home, more often than not, it seems to good to be true; sailing on a Monday afternoon, full sun on a Wednesday morning, beaches, late night tacos and cheap beer. I hear it a lot from the two-week vacationers, ‘You’re so lucky.’ Trust me… luck has nothing to do with it!

It is pure willingness to release the sails of your life and have faith that the wind will blow you somewhere. You might be reading this thinking ‘she doesn’t know what she’s talking about … I have real responsibilities!’ So does everyone. But if there is anything I have learned, it is that I have never regretted anywhere I’ve been. Some places I have enjoyed more than others, but even the lost luggage, cancelled flights, crappy food adventure has never let me down. I’ll tell you the secret … you don’t need freedom to go off-the-beaten-path, it is exactly where you will find freedom.

This month our writers explore out-of-the-way adventure that might require you to take a leap of faith. I thought this would be a tough task for already seasoned explorers and I expected the same old market-stories, but I was surprised, this issue is full of adventures and I cannot wait to try every one of them. We actually had so many off-the-beaten-path submissions that some of the articles will have to appear in our January issue.

Whether you are here for a week or a lifetime, get out, get as far out of your comfort zone as you can … I promise, freedom is waiting for you.

On another note, as the holiday gift-buying season is upon us I urge you to check out local options such as the Huatulco Organic Market, Pochutla market, Bacaanda in Tangolunda, the Feria Navideña of local craftspeople, and the Christmas Yard Sale that benefits Palmas Unidas. In addition, what about gifting some of the many services or adventures that also benefit local retailers; manicures, massages, rafting adventures, cooking classes or a morning of fishing.

See you next month,

Jane

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