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Posted by on February 06, 2012

Puerto Vallarta

Posted by on February 06, 2012
artist demonstrates the delicate beading process used by the Huichol picture
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Photo: Kristen Haney
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An artist demonstrates the delicate beading process used by the Huichol.

Road Journals Blog—When the offer came in—join Virgin America on its inaugural flight to Puerto Vallarta, all expenses paid—writer Kristen Haney didn’t hesitate. Via didn’t have to convince her by telling her she’d be staying at a fancy resort, hanging loose at a surf town, swimming with dolphins, and drinking tequila. A weekend of fun and luxury paid for by someone else. Who could say no? She didn’t and here are the tales she tells from her south-of-the-border escapades.

Virgin America Heads to Puerto Vallarta Kristen was greeted at the airport with a Mexican buffet, a margarita, and a mariachi band. Is there any other way to travel?

Chilaquiles, Huitlacoche, and Tequilas in Puerto Vallarta The town boasts 400 restaurants and a gourmet food festival in November 2012. All that eating, so little time.

Swimming with Dolphins in Nuevo Vallarta Kristen donned flippers, a wetsuit, and goggles for her close encounter with dolphins and a sea lion.

Hanging Ten in Sayulita, Mexico A laidback surf town you can grab a fish taco and buy a t-shirt with pop art images.

Huichol Collection Gallery Artwork by the Huichol Indians, descendants of the Aztecs, is inspired by dreams and visions.

This blog post was first published in February 2012. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.