Best Weekend Getaway Near San Diego: Baja, Mexico

Outfit One: Nine West sun hat, Nine West sunglasses, Levi's dark blue skinny jeans, Ralph Lauren Off-the-shoulder top & Steve Madden booties

Outfit Two: Nine West sun hat, Rusty white summer maxi-dress, Seiko watch, Alex & Anni bracelet bangles, & Ivy scarf   

"Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

Our latest water wanderer adventures took us south of the border into Baja, Mexico in search of deserted beaches, spectacular cliff top views and flea markets. On our coastline drive down to our home for the evening, the charming Bajamar Golf and Beach Resort, we noticed the sky was about to put on a show. As the sun drowned in the horizon, the sky burst into colors of orange, pink and red. 

After a great night’s rest, we woke to gorgeous weather. Despite being in the dead of winter, it felt like summer again. We left our dreamy room, to discover more wondrous beauty at Bajamar. It's lush golf fairways are nestled along the beach cliff tops where you can enjoy a private game of golf with family or friends. We decided to skip golf and opted to take a stroll along the water to spend time taking pictures of the mesmerizing ocean.   

The excitement of the morning ignited my wanderlust spirit, and I knew exactly how to satisfy my appetite for more. Just a quick 15 minutes drive down Mexico's Highway 1 from the Bajamar, lies the charismatic port town of Ensenada. If you haven’t been to Ensenada, it’s a must have on your bucket list. Unlike Cancun or any other over commercialized Mexican tourist town, Ensenada has held onto it’s roots and has more character than it can seem to handle. Each street we strolled through had a new adventure waiting. We ate fresh fish tacos in the open air fish market, grabbed a bargain and some warm churros from the waterside venders and practiced our broken Spanish with the friendly and polite locals. 

We are grateful to have shared a wonderful weekend trip together in such a unique and special place. I can't wait to return and to explore Baja's hidden treasure, the Guadalupe Valley. Rumor has it that their vineyards produce the best wine in Mexico. Shoot me an email if you are thinking of checking out Ensenada or Rosarito and would like some recommendations of what to do and see! You can also buy the vintage Seiko watch at my e-Bay store. Enjoy shopping! :) 

With love + blessings,

Elise

Photographer: My favorite person in the world: JAG!