Craig Zabransky

Will the 2012 Tianguis Turistico be in Puerto Vallarta?

June 8, 2011

The word “tianguis” comes from the Nahuatl language of the Aztec Empire. It translates into Open Market, but inside Mexico, Tianguis translates into country’s largest tourism fair – Tianguis Turistico. For the last 36 years, since inception, thousands of travel agents and the industry players from all over the world travel to warm up in […]

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Happy Birthday Puerto Vallarta!

May 30, 2011

Mexico celebrates birthdays. Last year, the country celebrated its bicentennial  (1810-2010) with a ‘fiesta grande’ across the entire country. But whether its 200 years for the country or just 83 years for a municipality in Mexico, you can expect a party. A good party. So, this Tuesday, May 31st wish Puerto Vallarta a Happy Birthday. […]

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Is Puerto Vallarta Safe for Tourists?

May 13, 2011

Last month the State Department’s travel warning to Mexico expanded and included the states of Jalisco, Nayarit and others. Puerto Vallarta resides in Jalisco and to the north tourists find the luxury resorts on the Riviera Nayarit. Officially the warning did not cover Puerto Vallarta, but with the constant coverage of warnings in Mexico and […]

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2011 Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week

May 6, 2011

Puerto Vallarta continues to build its reputation not just a places for a beach vacation, but also a place for fine dinning. A place not just for tacos (although you can find some of the best Tacos in Vallarta) but culinary excellence; Puerto Vallarta is a global “foodie” destination. And starting May 15th the annual […]

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What is Your Ideal Vacation to Puerto Vallarta?

April 18, 2011

Puerto Vallarta offers a multitude options for the traveler. From total rest and relaxation to loads of adventure and activities available daily.  And each person I speak with about the destination tells a different tale, has a different favorite experience or must do. and even for myself, my most recent trips there created different experiences, […]

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Shopping for Souvenirs in Puerto Vallarta

April 7, 2011

I’d argue, the best souvenir to take home from Mexico is the memories. The great times from a great trip. And regardless of the reason you travel to Puerto Vallarta; eco-adventure, culture, cuisine, or romance, most visitors often agree and cherish the memories most. But that doesn’t mean we go home empty handed. Most of […]

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Hungry when you walk the Malecon? Try Esquites

April 1, 2011
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When I think of a snack to satisfy a slight hunger in Puerto Vallarta, I usually think of the many types of tacos available to taste. But one recent evening when walking the malecon with a new friend, she asked me to try one of her favorites. I ordered a cup of corn. I ordered […]

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Tasting the Tacos of Puerto Vallarta.

March 25, 2011
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Tacos, tacos, and more tacos. For me, tacos are reason enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. In town, visitors can taste many different types of tacos; the classy, the adventurous, and the classic. I know tried them all, and more. the Classy The menu doesn’t classify them as Tacos, but have you ever had […]

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Puerto Vallarta Returns to the Big Screen in Limitless

March 16, 2011
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Hollywood is no stranger to Puerto Vallarta. In fact, it was the famous romance on the set of the 1960s controversial classic, “Night of the Iguana” that transformed the sleepy pacific fishing village. The tinsel town press (or paparazzi) followed Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor to Puerto Vallarta and an international destination was born. Since […]

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The Sayulita Surf Classic

March 10, 2011
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Puerto Vallarta offers basically everything for visitors. The beaches, activities, dining, and nightlife allow visitors to spend not just long weekends or entire weeks-off, but multiple weeks. I know. But, I also know no matter how perfect paradise, exploration remains intrinsic to many of us. At times, we need a road trip. Thankfully, Puerto Vallarta offers […]

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