Environmental NGOs in La Paz, BCS | An American Perspective

La Paz, BCS, Mexico is the hub of environmental activity on the Baja Peninsula. Several of the major international and U.S.-based environmental non-government organizations (NGOs) have offices here, in addition to several Baja- and La Paz-focused NGOs. From local to international, here’s a quick overview: Sociedad de Historia Natural Niparajá – Led by our friend executive director Meredith de la Garza, Niparaja is a La Paz-based, NGO whose mission is “to perpetuate the natural assets that distinguish Baja California … more

Juli Goff’s 30 of the Best Things to Do and See in La Paz

Juli Goff’s 30 of the Best Things to Do and See in La Paz Stroll the Malecón at sunset and in the evening. Visit the Anthropology Museum at Altimirano and 5th de Mayo Walk around the Public Markets, Revolución y Bravo Go the the beaches: Walking: Coromuel at the north end of the Malecón Taxi: La Concha Hotel beach, Caimancito beach, next to La Concha Taxi or Aguila bus: Tecolote, Balandra, Pichilingue Listen to music … more

La Paz, Baja California Sur (B.C.S.) Adventure Notes

Adventure List Our Favorite Experiences Spanish lessons at Se Habla La Paz. We took lessons for two months. Juli Goff, the director, runs a fantastic program. The teachers are bilingual, native-Spanish speakers with great expertise and, as important, patience. Highly recommend. Snorkel with whale sharks (generally November-March) – We booked our trip in early November through Miguel, across from Hotel Perla. 350 pesos for an phenomenal 2-hour experience. Isla Espiritu Santo – Great all day experience … more

How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science

How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science. Quickly summarized: The Mistake Every Productivity System Makes Productivity systems rarely take emotions into account. And feelings are a fundamental and unavoidable part of why humans do what they do. We can’t ignore our emotions. Because of the way our brains are structured, when thought and feelings compete, feelings almost always win. And we can’t fight our feelings. Research shows this just makes them stronger. That … more

Volleyball Resources

Organizations California Beach Volleyball Association American Volleyball Coaches Association AVP United States Youth Volleyball League Boy Club Programs Mountain View Volleyball Club (Don Shaw) Pacific Rim Volleyball Academy (Roger and Christine Worsley) Bay to Bay Volleyball Club (Julie Keller) Summer Volleyball Camps Jon Lee’s Summer and Spring Break Beach Volleyball Camps at Santa Barbara’s East Beach (my personal favorite) Shoreline Beach Club Volleyball Camps at Santa Cruz Sinjin Smith Beach Volleyball Camps Jon Kosty’s Boys … more

New Orleans Restaurants/Bars to visit | Linton’s List

DA’ QUARTER: **GALATOIRE’S – 209 Bourbon- locals spend $$$ on good eatin’ here- don’t miss for very nice dinner.  Be sure to make reservations. RED FISH GRILL – 115 Bourbon – Ralph Brennan’s restaurant.  casual but good local food. BOURBON HOUSE- 144 Bourbon- Dickie Brennan’s restaurant.  lots of local seafood variety. ACME OYSTER HOUSE – ultra-casual with red-checkered tablecloths. no reservations needed CAFÉ DU MONDE-  beignets! PAT O’BRIEN’S – 718 St Peter- touristy, but fun.  … more

How To Raise Happy Kids – 10 Steps Backed By Science

How To Raise Happy Kids – 10 Steps Backed By Science. February 7, 2014 by Eric Barker How To Raise Happy Kids – 10 Steps Backed By Science When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be happy. Via Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents: …the well-being of children is more important to adults than just about … more

Right Before Dying From A Rare Lifelong Disease, Sam Revealed His Three Secrets To Happiness

Right Before Dying From A Rare Lifelong Disease, Sam Revealed His Three Secrets To Happiness – About three months before he passed away, 17-year-old Sam Berns gave this speech explaining his dislike for obstacles and his strategies for beating them. When he was 2 years old, Sam was diagnosed with the rare disease progeria, which causes rapid aging and various other side effects, none of which could prevent Sam from leading a happy life.