My final days of 2013 were spent enjoying the sun and sea in Baja California. I started my journey in Tijuana and traveled to Cabo Pulmo, a marine preserve with an untouched coral reef near the southern tip of the peninsula. Then I headed north and welcomed 2014 in La Paz before returning home. The places I visited are mapped and listed below. Highlights of the trip included camping on the beach, sea kayaking to offshore islands in the Sea of Cortez, hiking through narrow slot canyons, snorkeling at Cabo Pulmo, and eating fish tacos daily.