Magnificent resort in the heart of Baja’s best billfishing

Cabo San Lucas has grown from a sleepy oasis at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula to one of the gems on the Pacific Coast. While many visit the Baja for its splendid beaches and relaxing atmosphere, hordes of anglers also flock to these waters in pursuit of abundant populations of billfish and in-shore species.


The Solmar Suites hotel enjoys the distinction of being the most southerly facility in the Baja. Located on a pristine white sand beach, with rock cliffs towering behind, the hotel overlooks the ocean, providing inviting and modern accommodations away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Cabo San Lucas. Each room has an ocean view, with balcony’s for all second floor units and a tiled, individual patio for those on ground level.


Western Rivers Lodge New zealand

western_rivers_lodgeBarry Jaggar knows New Zealand trout fishing. Consider his background: he was a former manager of one of the North Island’ most prestigious lodges; he was the Hunting and Fishing Officer for New Zealand Tourism; above all, trout fishing is in his blood. So when he selected Springs Junction on the South Island for his Western Rivers Lodge after considerable thought and research, you know it was a wise decision.

The brown trout reigns supreme on the South Island, with rainbow a now-and-then catch. With over 20 streams within a hour’s car ride of the lodge, guests have a wide assortment of locations where they can pursue the wily brown. Four to five pounders are fairly typical here, but considered a real trophy on many North American streams. six to eight pounders are possible, and angle have opportunities to hook (though not always land) even large trout. Like brown trout world wide, they are wary and selective but careful stalking and a short, soft and accurate cast can often result in positive results.

Shortage of fish & seafood

Today’s enormous demand for fish and seafood cannot possibly be met by today’s supply without irrevocable damage to our fish stocks.

As the United States and many other nations have become health-conscious, people are consuming tremendous quantities of fish. So prices go up. Commercial fishermen invest in deadly, ultra-sophisticated equipment. Miles and miles of nets and longlines dredge our oceans. Because we are harvesting in some areas four times as many fish as four years ago, we continue to lose fishing grounds at an alarming rate.

A special report: anglers awake! (before it’s too late)

On the surface, it appears that sportfishing is doing extremely well.

Leaf through all the lavish mail order tackle catalogs. Check out the national, regional, local and specialized fishing magazines covering nearly every facet of angling. Flick through a fishing book catalog and you’ll discover hundreds of titles on trout fishing alone. “Surf the Net” for a lifetime of armchair fishing. Tune into the numerous national and regional fishing TV programs or review the many fishing videos.

When once there were only six international fishing travel agencies, today there are hundreds. Women are not only attracted to fishing, but they are also guiding, operating their own fishing lodges, writing books, lecturing, designing and recommending tackle…and men are listening! Catch-and-release is becoming ever more prevalent (if only we had listened to Lee Wulff and others earlier!). And, fishermen are not only paying $500 for a fly rod or saltwater reel, they are trading thousands of dollars for a fully equipped bass boat.

Anglers must unite and respond to critical global issues

Chicago, Illinois–The demand for fish as food source has outstripped the natural supply in many waters and has created critical problems and a volatile environment for sportfishermen, animal activists and commercial fishermen.

Jim C. Chapralis, editor of The PanAngler, the first newsletter on international sportfishing, believes the situation is so unstable that it requires an immediate response. In the current issue of The PanAngler, he proposes an International Congress of Sportfishing, an umbrella organization that would enable sportfishing groups and anglers to cooperate and focus attention on constructive and responsible solutions.

“Many people do not realize what is happening in our oceans, lakes and rivers,” Chapralis explains. “The fact that the world population is growing by approximately 90 million each year and health conscious consumers are demanding more fish and seafood has resulted in serious shortages that have led to potentially explosive problems.”

Pregnancy and Travel

  • Is this really the time to travel? All pregnant women should ask themselves the question of the need to travel and assess the risks to her health and her baby. Complications abroad can be life-threatening and this risk varies according to destination and type of trip. If the pregnancy is progressing in a satisfactory condition and the doctor sees no cons-indication to travel, the best time to travel is the second trimester. Before leaving, plan a complete obstetrical examination recorded in the book of pregnancy with marked different analyzes and contact your doctor.
  • Food and Hygiene: Some diseases transmitted by food or water are particularly severe during pregnancy (toxoplasmosis, hepatitis A and E, listeriosis among others). Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly. Drink boiled drinks or encapsulated. Avoid raw vegetables, seafood, unpasteurized cheeses and undercooked meat.
urinary infections

Women traveling preparation urinary infections

urinary infections

If you are traveling in an area with little medical infrastructure, it might be useful to take treatments provided prescribed by your doctor for two common diseases in women. This is the simple urinary tract infection and yeast infection. Many factors contribute to urinary tract infections: dehydration, an increase in sex, decreased hygiene (lack of toilet paper for example) and some conditions causing a decline in immunity.


Halloween in New Orleans


Without doubt, one of the favorite months to visit New Orleans is October. And for the celebration of Halloween, this destination has everything to live a unique experience. Takes note of the activities to be performed and its location.

Audubon Zoo. Annual festival of Halloween ‘Boo at the Zoo. ”
Audubon Zoo and Children’s Hospital presents ‘Boo at the Zoo’: four nights of fear and fun. Among the activities that you can enjoy the small houses are to go for Halloween, plays, children’s shows and the famous Mombasa Ghost Train. Recommended for children 12 years of age and their families. Reserve.
From 22 to 30 October 2010.
Time: 17:00 to 21:00
Location: Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine Street.

early preparation

Contraception and travel

early preparation

  • We recommend you discuss the various contraceptive methods and their indications with your doctor. It is desirable to try a new method at least three months prior to travel.
  • Birth control pills: Have a supply of extra pills in another bag in case your suitcase is lost. Take the package insert with the pharmacological name as the brand name may change in other countries. By plane, take your pills with you, because your bag will be inaccessible before arrival. The safety of the pill may decrease in cases of diarrhea, vomiting or taking certain antibiotics. It would then use an additional method of contraception such as condoms. The pill should be taken every 24 hours by adjusting the time with the jetlag. If the moment of decision falls in the middle of the night, take one tablet before bed (always rather before and after the calculated time). If you miss a dose, since the delay is less than 12 hours (and that your pill is not especially low dose), the contraceptive effect is maintained. Take the missed tablet and continue following your shots as usual. If the delay exceeds 12 hours, do not take the missed tablet but keep your pad in addition to using condoms for safety.