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IFC End of the Season Brunch

International Friendship Club

In addition to the brunch and fashion show, you will enjoy a free welcome mimosa followed by an open bar with vodka drinks and an assortment of juices and mixers. Proceeds benefit the Cleft Palate Surgery Program and other charities supported by the IFC.

'Point of Departure: Pangas Vallarta' at Tianguis Turistico

Travel Video News

The panga boat, an iconic symbol in Mexican culture, is getting a makeover with a new cultural public art project, Point of Departure: Pangas Vallarta, currently on display at Tianguis Turistico, Mexico’s Annual Tourism Trade Convention, held for the first time ever this year in Puerto Vallarta.

PEACE Teams Up With Hand Me Ups

PEACE Mexico

The California-based nonprofit Hand Me Ups visited PEACE in Punta Mita focusing on improvements to Casa Campesina and Alternative School. Hand Me Ups provides brand new clothing to underprivileged youth who are used to receiving well worn "hand me downs."

The Power of Plastic

Amigos de Bucerias

Taking inspiration from the Bucerias Recyclers project and other initiatives in Nayarit to collect plastic and clean up the environment, a national level education project is now being planned by media producer Caroline Webb.

Give Milk to Mothers Project


There is no greater tragedy than a new mother unable to feed her child because her breast milk could pass on the virus that causes AIDS. The Give Milk to Mothers Project helps meet this critical need.

Fancy Dancing Makes Writers Conference a Success


A few weeks ago I posted an announcement about this 7th Annual Puerto Vallarta conference and I am pleased to bring a report from its director, and regular Flash Fiction Fridays contributor, Theodore P Druch.

Calderon Denounces Tourism "Bottlenecks" at Tianguis


Mexican President Felipe Calderon issued a call "to break the bottlenecks the country has to free up all its tourist potential" upon inaugurating the Tianguis 2012 tourism fair in Puerto Vallarta on Monday.

Gourmet and Golf Classic in Punta Mita

World Golf

Here is a combination worth traveling for: gourmet food, wine, tequila, golf and a custom made putter. That is exactly what will be happening on April 12-15 during the Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, to be conducted at one of the most beautiful locations on earth.

Taste of Jaltemba a Rousing Success

Jaltemba Bay Life

Los Amigos de Jaltemba thanks the number of businesses and individuals who stepped forward to sponsor Fiesta 2012. Their financial support ensured that the funds raised at the event can go directly into their programs and services designed to improve the lives of area residents.

San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Race Features Boats of Note


The San Diego Yacht Club (SDYC) on Shelter Island has been a major facilitator of open-ocean sailing races for many years. It is also home to the oldest trophy in sailing and other international sports — the America's Cup. For more than 50 years, the SDYC has hosted regattas to various ports in Mexico, including the popular biennial San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Regatta.

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