A Happy Day in Bucerias, Mexico

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Long-time Investours client Luz was married, and invited us to join her on the special day!   Luz is an inspiring woman. She started a small tamale-making business successfully, becoming known in the town of Bucerias for her culinary skills as well as her warm and giving personality. She is also a single mom to… Read more »

Get to Know your Guide: Elly

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Our wonderful Mexico Country Director Elly Rohrer with one of our favorite artisans to visit, Doña Elvira Elly with one of our tour groups Enjoying a delicious tostada with ceviche de pescado (tortilla crisp with fish ceviche) Where are you from? I was born in Switzerland and moved to Upstate New York when I was… Read more »

Get to Know your Guide: Peter Millanga

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Our wonderful Tanzania Country Director, Peter Millanga! Relaxing on the beaches of Zanzibar  Introducing Investours micro-entrepreneurs to the tour group!     Where are you from? I am from Arusha town, northern Tanzania   How long have you been working with Investours? I have been working with Investours for over a year now, I joined Investours on… Read more »

Excursion to San Sebastian

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This Monday, a couple of the interns took a break from working and went on a road trip to San Sebastian del Oeste, an old mining town two hours east of Puerto Vallarta. The ride there was beautiful: lush mountains, rich auburn earth, and foggy mist set the scene. It was also great to be… Read more »

Exploring the Riviera Nayarit: Surfing in Sayulita

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This weekend, the interns went and checked out the surf scene in Sayulita. A few of us loved it so much that we decided to go on both Saturday and Sunday- but we faced the consequences! We’re sore and scarred with board burns- but it was so worth it! Sayulita was always described to me… Read more »

Doña Alejandra, Quite a "Luchadora"

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As a preparation for the Investours virtual market (an upcoming website featuring reviews of the best places along the Riviera Nayarit), I decided to interview Investours client, bread maker, and cook Doña Alejandra. We talked one day and agreed to meet the next morning at 7am so that I could witness her entire bread making… Read more »

"Yo Soy El Churrero"

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      The churro stand in the plaza is flocked with customers every night, so you can imagine how tough it was to interview the owner, as each question was interrupted by another five orders.  It was pretty obvious as to why Justin and I wanted to include this thriving business in our local guide to… Read more »

10 Lessons Learned Living in Mexico

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Thinking of moving to Mexico? Here are some things to keep in mind: 1. Mexicans call things as they are. A fat man will be nicknamed El Gordo, a bald one El Pelón, and the one with a big nose El Chato. People seem accepting of their own physical appearances and don’t get offended by… Read more »

A meaningful Spring Break internship with Investours

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The past week we’ve spent with Investours in Bucerias has been an incredible experience! From the moment we left the airport, we couldn’t stop looking out the windows and taking in the breathtaking beauty of the Puerto Vallarta area. Throughout the week, we went on a beautiful hike on mountain paths overlooking secluded beaches, explored… Read more »

Hidden Gems of Puerto Vallarta

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One of the reasons I love working with Investours (a bit selfishly), is that I get the insider’s scoop on some of the hidden gems throughout the community. I am constantly learning about all of the spots with the best food, crafts, and services I would never have otherwise known about. But the benefit of… Read more »