La Paz Travel Guide

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Help Native Sea Turtles While Working on Your Winter Tan in Mexico

Where: La Paz, Mexico
October 12, 2011 at 2:07 PM | by | Comments (0)

For those of us hoping to soak up some sun while doing some good this winter, Baja Expeditions has put together a whale watching and turtle research excursion to Magdalena Bay in Baja, Mexico. This unique trip gives volunteers the opportunity to help local conservationists in their green sea turtle research and learn about gray whales as they migrate to Baja from Alaska.

The eight-day package includes six days camping on Magdalena Bay and two excursions each day, monitoring turtles and going whale watching. But it's not all work and no play, as there's also a daily happy hour with fellow campers at sunset and two days of shopping and exploring in nearby La Paz, which bookends the camping trip.

The Baja Turtle Research & Whale Watching Project is open to everyone and costs around $1500, which includes transportation to the camp site, accommodations and meals at camp. For more information, visit GoVoluntouring.

[Photo: govolunteering.com]

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Another Baby Born In The Air, Another Set Of Free Airline Tickets

Where: La Paz, Bolivia
February 22, 2010 at 11:35 AM | by | Comments (0)

Someone was probably not listening to her doctor, but things turned out pretty well despite the circumstances. Last week a baby was welcomed to the world at an altitude of about 24,000 feet aboard a Transportes Aereos Militares flight, and we’re thinking the little girl has already caught the travel bug.

The newborn was about two weeks early, but despite the makeshift maternity ward mother and baby were doing fine. Thankfully there was a doctor and nurse on board to ensure things went smoothly as passengers headed to La Paz experienced some unique in-flight entertainment.

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Amazing Race 13: Did You Push My Sports Bra off the Ledge?

Where: La Paz, Bolivia
October 13, 2008 at 8:30 AM | by | Comments (5)

Chasing Racers is back, with a brand new Amazing Race 13 mashup. This map will update the morning after every new episode. Send along tips, rumors, gossip, locations and spoilers to our map editors, become a member and comment on the stories below and add to the Jaunted-Flickr photo pool to get in on the fray.

Remember to zoom in, out and around on the map--with so much happening in each episode, it's easy to miss a map point.

Lucky Season 13 of The Amazing Race is clipping right along, and the action is heating up! Last week, Anthony and Stephanie were booted, while Ken, Tina and their damaged marriage made it to the mat first.

This week, will Terence and Sarah keep from imploding? Can Mark and Bill use their considerable brain power to surge ahead, or will Nick and Starr get down and dirty with the divorcees?

Only nine teams remain. Who will make it to the Pit Stop and who will be Philiminated?!

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