Recently I spent two weeks in Puerto Vallarta to get away from the normality in my life. If that sounds absurd, it’s probably because of our view of this world and that we all tend to define normality differently. I’ve visited Puerto Vallarta or PV as the locals also call their city, around 6 times in the last 10 years so it feels warm and fuzzy and has a comfortable vibe to it. I never tire of the natural beauty of this coastal town, the friendliness of its inhabitants or the variety of places to stay and pamper one’s self. I even try to learn survival Spanish while I’m there and use it on anyone that’s willing to listen or able to comprehend my words. On this trip I was amazed at the huge influx of expats coming here to retire or live by some other means. The Zona Romantica area near old town is overflowing with newly built condos and other new builds in varying stages. All of these have incredible ocean views or are within a few minutes walk to the beach with it’s galleries and cute cafes.