"Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." -- Miriam Beard
How To Do Exceptional Things Inexpensively
My partner Tony and I spent a good deal of time justifying the cost of celebrating a "big" birthday at a posh hideaway on the Pacific Coast of Mexico before buying tickets to Puerto Vallarta, the most convenient airport. Known as a party town, Puerto Vallarta would normally not be among my first choices of places to visit in Mexico. But in the September days before and after our long splurge weekend, I would be reminded of how even a tourist mecca can be transformed off-season--when the essence of a place has room to shine through.