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Americans and Mexicans living at the border are more connected than divided
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Americans and Mexicans living at the border are more connected than divided

Vallarta Daily News - Mar 08, 2017

In 2002, I began traveling the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico border on both sides. From Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, the border measures almost…

Bicycle rentals and tours bring more than just beachgoers to Puerto Vallarta
My Marvelous Mexican Mid-Life Crisis
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Bicycle rentals and tours bring more than just beachgoers to Puerto Vallarta

Carmen Poon - Feb 28, 2017

Hi there. I’m Carmen. Some of you might be familiar with my column in the Puerto Vallarta Daily News called My Marvelous Mexican Midlife Crisis in which…

Creating healthy habits and how to stick with it – Via Anderson
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Creating healthy habits and how to stick with it – Via Anderson

Via Anderson - Feb 20, 2017

Dear Movers, In this column, I am going to consider with you the possibility of creating a new healthy habit and how to do that. The topic…

You know that you are Latino (or Canadian) when…
My Marvelous Mexican Mid-Life Crisis
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You know that you are Latino (or Canadian) when…

Carmen Poon - Feb 02, 2017

Long before the ubiquitous (don’t you love that word?) presence of Facebook on the internet, I remember a joke email making its way around inboxes entitled: “You…

Can’t keep your New Year’s resolutions – try being kind to yourself
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Can’t keep your New Year’s resolutions – try being kind to yourself

Vallarta Daily News - Jan 05, 2017

Many of us will start out the New Year by making a list of resolutions - changes we want to make to be happier such as eating…

Confessions of a Language Teacher
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Confessions of a Language Teacher

Vallarta Daily News - Dec 06, 2016

Before I get started, I have a confession to make. I am a recovering perfectionist. Since moving here, I have fallen off the wagon of recovery a…

Put your best breath forward for easy DIY stress reduction and good health
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Put your best breath forward for easy DIY stress reduction and good health

Vallarta Daily News - Nov 29, 2016

Dear Movers and Breathers, Back in PV I recently returned to Puerto Vallarta, a little later than usual so I could have cataract surgery on both eyes…

My Marvelous Mexican Midlife Crisis: Mulling Over the Question of Prejudice
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My Marvelous Mexican Midlife Crisis: Mulling Over the Question of Prejudice

Carmen Poon - Oct 21, 2016

Hi everyone. After taking the summer off, I am officially back in the saddle again. (Gene Autry would be so proud of me. So will my dad,…

Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board issues statement on recent abductions
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Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board issues statement on recent abductions

Vallarta Daily News - Aug 18, 2016

Dear Travel and Tourism Member: The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board regrets the unfortunate incident that took place on Monday, August 15, in one of our popular local…

Why it’s hard for adults to learn a second language
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Why it’s hard for adults to learn a second language

Vallarta Daily News - Aug 08, 2016

As a young adult in college, I decided to learn Japanese. My father’s family is from Japan, and I wanted to travel there someday. However, many of…

My Marvelous Mexican Midlife Crisis – Why I go to the beach
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My Marvelous Mexican Midlife Crisis – Why I go to the beach

Carmen Poon - Jul 01, 2016

For me, going to the beach is a way to escape from my daily grind. After seeing some of my Facebook posts, many of my friends in…

What’s lost when we photograph life instead of experiencing it?
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What’s lost when we photograph life instead of experiencing it?

Vallarta Daily News - Jun 30, 2016

At a conference on June 14, Facebook executive Nicola Mendelsohn predicted that the social networking site would be “all video” within five years. “We’re seeing a year-on-year…