The Gay Vegans

Fun trip to Baja California, Mexico!

This is my first blog post in my new format, which will be sharing more personal stories. I’m now off of Facebook and Instagram so will be using my blog to share more about what we’re up to. But don’t worry, I’ll still be writing about politics, human rights, animal rights and voting!

One of the many benefits of living in southern California is being able to drive to Mexico for a nice getaway. I spend a lot of time in Tijuana (see past blog posts) both working and volunteering, but this trip was with Mike and was all play!

We found a sweet AirBnb just south of Rosarito near La Misión. Right on the ocean with views from every room.

Before we got there we stopped in Tijuana at one of my favorite restaurants, Inspiración 9. Lunch was spectacular with sopes that we shared and Mike ordering the huarache and me a breaded seitan dish with incredibly delish mole. Perfect way to start our trip!

Note: If you’re ever going to be in Tijuana, Inspiración 9 is a must! I highly recommend it. Everything I have had there is spot on and the service is always great.

This was a trip to completely relax, which we accomplished! The AirBnb we stayed in was perfect. Gorgeous views of the ocean, quiet, and a super-comfortable space. Being able to sit on a patio overlooking the ocean, constant sound of waves, warmed by the sun, is just perfect. We will definitely be back. If you need a recommendation in this area, let me know and I’ll send you the link to this place.

While down here, we finally made a trip to Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico’s wine country! This was about a 45 minute drive. Gorgeous. We toured the Aires de Lavanda lavender farm and loved it. Then we drove around looking at the vineyards and even stopped to try some vegan cuisine (ended up being a no go!). If you love wine, or just the peacefulness of the area, definitely check it out. The vegan cuisine scene is lacking at best. There were other restaurants we saw that had vegan options, but we decided to head back to the coast.

We love all things Mexican, including art and dishes. So of course we had to do some shopping! Just south of the main part of Rosarito are dozens and dozens of all types of pottery, art, wood and metal shops. You could spend a full day checking them out!

Baja California, Mexico is wonderful, for so many reasons. If you ever have the chance to go, go. And if you ever need recommendations for Tijuana or the beach cities heading down towards Ensenada, let me know.

Thank you very much for reading!

About Dan Hanley

Gay and vegan in the burbs (of Los Angeles). I blog about veganism, equality, compassion, activism, politics, spirituality, and our awesome life experiences. The "s" includes my husband, Mike! I want this blog to be a tool to build bridges among communities and to inspire people to get involved and vote.

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