Cabo San Lucas Travel Guide
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When Hurricane Odile hit Mexico's Baja Peninsula on Monday, the resort destination of Cabo San Lucas quickly became hell instead of a holiday for travelers. Storm damage was so great that parts of the region lacked electricity, running water, cell phone service, and even transportation. Major roads, neighborhoods and tourists sites were all hugely hurt; in fact, hotels may not reopen for another month. The situation wouldn't be so bad, however, if Los Cabos International Airport wasn't also so horribly battered.
The FAA announced that both Los Cabos and General Manuel Marquez De Leon International in La Paz will be closed for at least a week, which leaves the earliest resumption of flights at next Tuesday, September 23.
Airlines have canceled flights accordingly and issued travel waivers for free flight changes or refunds. Virgin America's alert notes they have canceled through September 22 and travelers booked to Los Cabos from now through September 30 are eligible for a flight change to another date, or to another Virgin America destination (may we suggest Palm Springs?).
Most teens mark a one year anniversary with a burger at McDonald's and a movie, but when your Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, you do things a little differently.
Considering an average date night for the young couple has included renting out the Staples Center, it's no surprise they are spending their one year anniversary of dating at a posh resort in Cabo.
Kobe Bryant just won the NBA finals but he isn’t going to Disney World; he’s going to Cabo. "That's all I want to see," Kobe said after the game, "I want to see a beach, some waves, maybe a surfboard."
Bryant had 30 points, six rebounds, five assists and four blocked shots in last night’s game against the Orlando Magic, helping the LA Lakers win 99-86. He took a little something home for himself toohis first Finals MVP trophy.
Unfortunately, we didn't manage to finagle our way onto the Mayercraft Carrier II, the much talked about celebrity cruise involving and inspired by singer John Mayer and his most passionate fans. But while the boat's still out at sea until tomorrow, reports are trickling back to land, despite onboard tweeters being slapped with roaming charges.
The trip so far, according to John: There were toasts, ill-advised songwriting sessions and collegiate cliché-forming and all of it was very busy. Mayer may or may not be headed to bed right now after "DJing" with iTunes till 7AM.
The trip so far, according to other tweeters:
· "Vom'd the first night. Success!" --urka21
· "Yoga, swim, lay out, water slide, live bands --- life is good on Mayercraft" - hotasmiah13
· "I woke up on the balcony of a room on cruise ship...funny thing is I don't have a balcony in my room." -JayTayLIVE
· "Soft serve ice cream is 4 decks up! Have to keep moving chair for perfect tan..." --MjBubbles
· "Mayercraft tip: Don't fall asleep on top of the TV remote. My back's aching and I accidentally ordered "Horton Hears a Who" on demand." --carlmayer, John's brother, who apparently prefers towel animals to tour dates?
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George Clooney's Mustache, it seems, wasn't invited along on a New Year's trip to Cabo, where Clooney himself met up with Cindy Crawford, her husband Rande Gerber and, somehow, Kid Rock. Lest our facial hair fanaticism be squelched, the pugnacious hick-hopper had his ratty 'stache in full effect. (Somehow, Kid Rock's look just isn't the same Clooney's.)
Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox were also in Cabo for the New Year, alongside David Arquette, who packed his own mustache. We're still waiting to see if the freshly shaven Clooney will keep his face fuzz-free in 2009--or if he was just trying to avoid looking like C-listers on New Year's Eve.
This week in the Pratt-Montag household: Heidi's miffed mother, Darlene Egelhoff, told US Weekly she's "devastated" about not being included in wedding plans and predicts the match will not last longer than six months.
Back in season 3, it was to her house in Crested Butte, Colorado that Heidi fled and Spencer chased her. More recently, Egelhoff had lunch with Spencer where she called him "very controlling and manipulative" to his face, but that didn't really deter him. (Does anything?) So, she was never really on Team Spencer. Heidi shot back, saying she found it "extremely disappointing" for her mom to suggest Spencer manipulated her into getting hitched.
Meanwhile, the tabloid's competitors are claiming that the marriage may not ever be official in the States. In Touch claims the wedding was a sham, staged to fulfill a contract with US to provide a certain number of cover-worthy exclusives, and that a Mexican waiting-period law would make an impulsive on-the-beach wedding impossible. Wedding site The Knot gives a laundry list of documents that need to be taken to the consulate in the case of a legal wedding, including birth certificates and blood tests and X-rays performed in the country, and suggests brides allow "two to four days" to get all their paperwork in order. But knowing Spencer as we do, he could just be devious enough to plan all that out without our notice...
Thank goodness the entire dog-and-pony show will be featured on "The Hills"' fifth season.
· Heidi's Mom: I Give Her Marriage Six Months [US Magazine]
· Back In Season 3: Mama Montag's Premiere [Jaunted]
· The Hills Travel: What Up, Shady Guy? [Jaunted]
· This Week In Tabloids: Britney's Deadly Diet, Heidi's Hoax, Mary-Kate Knocked Up [Jezebel]
· Marriage Requirements for Mexico [The Knot]
· Celeb Travel coverage [Jaunted]
Awful beard-haver Spencer Pratt and "singer" Heidi Montag have reportedly married while on vacation in Mexico. Friend of the now-family Perez Hilton says the ceremony was held at the One&Only Palmilla in Cabo, and it wasn't too fancy:
The ceremony was held on the beach. And, it wasn't planned.
There were no family members present for the ceremony, which lasted only 15 minutes.
Funny, we remember Heidi calling off the wedding when Spencer didn't want to invite the family and elope instead. Brainwashing complete!
· Speidi Elope: All the Wedding Details! [Perez Hilton]
· The Hills Travel: It Just Didn't Seem Quite... Natural To Me [Jaunted]
· "Hills" Hiatus Travel: Brody Jenner Spotted in Mexico [Jaunted]
[Photo of the couple in Santa Barbara: HotelChatter]
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Previously: Oh, who cares. We're going to Cabo!!!
Fans of "Laguna Beach" will remember the famed "Cabo Trip" episode from Season 1, in which Lauren was forced to stare down Kristin Cavallari for the affections of her then-crush. (We weren't in this game back then, but you can always read the TVGasm recap.) The drunkenness! The drama!
It's a little different this time, and not just because Brody flew everyone in his private plane to a giant house. "I think we should all leave our problems behind," Lauren says on the plane. "Except Audrina, she brought hers with her." That problem's name is J-U-S-T-I-N (B-O-B-B-Y), who has a new look for the trip:
With less than two weeks to go before his blonde friends take over our TV sets--and lives!--again, Brody Jenner found time to jet down to the Casa Dorada Los Cabos on the southern tip of Baja California.
The reality TV "star" was spotted by a Jaunted tipster at The B, an ocean-view lounge known for having tons of beer on tap. Sounds like a decent place for a brah-tastic mancation.
Hopefully there weren't any crazy ladies there!
[Photo of The B: Casa Dorada]
Well, looky here! A tan and svelte-looking Britney Spears was sunning by the pool in Mexico on vacation this week. Is this the body of someone who has been indoors working on her new album all summer? We think not.
All that hotness comes at a price, though: Spears is reportedly spending $22,000 a month on diets and trainers to maintain her "In the Zone"-era body. Rumor has it she'll also be back this fall as a guest on the CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," even though she wasn't nominated for a guest Emmy for her performance as nerdy, awkward receptionist Abby.
With this release, we believe it's time to lift our almost-total blackout on Britney news which has been in place since 2007. We're sure she's glad we consider her "together" enough to resume gentle mockery.
· Britney Travel: Would You Go On Vacation With Mel Gibson? [Jaunted]
· What Did You Do For Presidents' Weekend, Britney Spears? [Jaunted]
· Celeb Travel coverage [Jaunted]
[Photo: The Superficial]
Looks like Reese Witherspoon doesn't need a high-priced airport concierge. Flying back from a trip to Cabo with her two kids and current travel buddy Jake Gyllenhaal, she pulled her laptop right out of her carry-on bag.
We think it's a total pain to run our computer through separately because we're already juggling our sack of liquids and a boarding pass. But the one tip we do have is to shut the thing off: There's a lot of static flowing through those plastic bins, and the last thing you want is sparks near your gear.
Of course, Reese probably already knows that drill too. If she weren't flying out of Mexico, she'd totally be in the TSA's expert traveler category.
[Photo: A Socialite's Life]
There's nothing like combining an obnoxious ex's appearance and bad timing. Poor Jennifer Aniston was home in the Hollywood Hills on Christmas Eve, when Vince Vaughn apparently made a surprise visit to her house. He supposedly only stayed for 90 minutes, but we're sure it was 90 minutes too long. She claims they're "still friends," but we know that had to hurt a little.
What did she do to ease her pain? She took a quick 2 1/2-hour flight to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and joined pals (the Arquettes and single Sheryl Crow) to erase the memory (and the funny smell in the air) from Vince. Aniston shacked up at Esperanza Resort, a gorgeous waterfront retreat with private villas and a spa.
We bet a trip to the on-site art gallery and spa and yoga studio made things much better.
· Vince and Jen [Us Weekly]