Some of the most memorable vacations I have taken have been traveling with my lovely wife of 8 years to various cities throughout Mexico, including San Carlos, Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point) and Rosarito. Each location has a wonderful bit of history to share, and a very relaxed and welcome atmosphere. San Carlos, which has been described as “Sedona Arizona with an Ocean”, has a beautiful blend of surrounding mountains that dive right into the clear blue waters of the Sea of Cortez. The people are always so friendly, greeting you with a smile and a handshake. Puerto Penasco, commonly called Rocky Point, is a wonderful fishing village that boasts a variety of great local restaurants, wonderful resorts and beach homes for rent, and a large variety of ocean and land activities to choose from. This location is very popular with travelers from Arizona since it is only a 4 hour drive from Phoenix or Tucson to Puerto Penasco . Rocky Point has been nicknamed “Arizona’s Beach” for this very reason. Our third destination we mentioned is Rosarito, which is one of my personal favorites. My wife and I found such a rich history in Rosarito as we visited the local shops and restaurants and talked to some of the towns people, and everyone was so friendly and courteous. Vacations are meant to be a time of exploration and relaxation, enjoyed in a perfect balance together.