The Golfing World´s Only Natural Island Green

The Golfing World´s Only Natural Island Green

Some historians trace the sport of golf back to the Roman game of paganica, in which participants used a bent stick to hit a stuffed leather ball; however, according to the most widely accepted account, the modern game originated in Scotland around the 12th century with shepherds knocking stones into rabbit holes on the current site of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. The actual sport became officially recognized in 1754 when the Scots formed the organization

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Have You Seen Puerto Vallarta’s Green Flashes?

Have You Seen Puerto Vallarta’s Green Flashes?

Perhaps you’re among those fortunate enough to have witnessed a green flash at the instant the sun sets; however for most, they’ve only heard of the phenomenon. One such area for viewing the green flashes is Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where, during the “high season” of November through May when the average daily temperature is 73°F with virtually no chance of rain, thousands of people religiously watch for this rare instantaneous event every evening at sunset. According to most physicists, green

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What Makes Puerto Vallarta Quaint?

What Makes Puerto Vallarta Quaint?

Quaint, as defined by Webster and others, means unusual or old fashioned in a pleasing way, with a charming old fashioned quality, or oddly picturesque. Some will say that Puerto Vallarta is a quaint or picturesque city due to the thousands of whitewashed villas, condos, and other buildings nestled among the Sierra Madre hillsides surrounding Banderas Bay along the Pacific Ocean coastline. Others might attribute the quaintness of Vallarta to the many nearby inlets and coves where the old fishing

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Is It Safe to Drink the Water in Mexico?

Years ago, the rule throughout Mexico was; don’t drink the water. We moved to Puerto Vallarta (known as Vallarta or PV by the locals), Mexico in 1997 and one of the selling features of our beautiful new villa was an in-house water purification system. It had dual cartridges, one charcoal, the other chemically treated paper, and dual ultra violet lamps for additional treatment. We also had filtration units below the kitchen sink as well as in the refrigerator. Even with

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Looking for the Best Place in the World to Retire?

Looking for the Best Place in the World to Retire?

During the past 28 years, International Living magazine has calculated its Annual Global Retirement Index; a resource intended to assist retirees and future retirees in evaluating and comparing the world’s most popular retirement destinations. It is based on a number of criteria, giving various weights to each, depending on its importance to retirees. Listed below are those criteria considered with their individual weighting: Cost of Living—20% Health Care—20% Special Benefits—20% Real Estate—15% Entertainment, Recreation, and Culture—10% Climate—5% Safety and Stability—5%

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Where Exactly is Margaritaville?

Where Exactly is Margaritaville?

Before deciding whether or not we want to retire to Margaritaville, we must ask, where in the world is Margaritaville? Where exactly was Jimmy Buffett when he got wasted away, searchin’ for his lost shaker of salt? He was probably in Mexico because he picked up a new tattoo; a real cutie, a Mexican beauty! It must have been a pretty nice place in Mexico because even though he didn’t know the reason, he stayed there all season! In order

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Use a Buyer’s Agent When Purchasing Real Estate in Mexico

Use a Buyer’s Agent When Purchasing Real Estate in Mexico

So, you’ve reached a point in your life where you think that you’ve learned a little about business, finance, contract negotiating, real estate, etc. and have at least a layman’s knowledge of law pertaining to each. Being that savvy, you might also be aware of the incredible retirement locations and values south of the border; furthermore, you might even be considering Mexico as your retirement destination. If so, you might as well forget everything you’ve learned and leave your law

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