Category Archives: February 2019

It’s Not All A Fairy Tale – It IS an Adventure!

By Susan Birkenshaw

Early last year, my husband Michael and I found ourselves in search of a new adventure. We had spent the last nine winter seasons living and travelling in South America using Cuenca, Ecuador, as our home base.  As we do, every time we consider a move, we sat down to create a list of absolute musts, might be nice to haves and absolute no-no’s.  We’ve grown too old to throw darts at a map!   We have done this type of major move four times, plus this move here to Huatulco.  Surprisingly it is getting better (or should I say – smoother?) with practice.  If you ever hear me say – “Never again!”- don’t believe me!  Some random thoughts on our first couple of months . . . Continue reading It’s Not All A Fairy Tale – It IS an Adventure!

The Turtles of Escobilla

By Vair Clendenning

screen shot 2019-01-30 at 5.14.07 pmMy wife, Donna, saw an article on Huatulco – What’s Up about the turtles at Playa de Escobilla and decided that we should go and see them. Playa de Escobilla Sanctuary is a waterfront sanctuary for sea turtles about 30 km east of Puerto Escondido and it is one of the world’s major nesting grounds for the Olive Ridley turtle (Tortuga golfina).  Continue reading The Turtles of Escobilla


screen shot 2019-01-30 at 5.14.19 pmBy Margarita Meyendorff

When I was twelve years old, I had a small poster hanging in my room in Nyack, NY where I grew up.  It was of a young girl talking to her horse before a race and the words underneath were, “I would give everything I have to be the lucky dog today.”  As a Russian immigrant child, I had this same yearning for love, acceptance and approval.  For years, I struggled and fought my way through life.  Failure was not an option.  Life was exhausting. Continue reading WALK DON’T RUN