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Exploring Authentic Mexico with Wendy Johnson

By Laura McGregor

August 29, 2023

In the heart of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, a unique travel experience awaits those who seek to immerse themselves in the authentic beauty of the country. Wendy Johnson, the visionary behind “As You Wish Travel Club,” shares her insights, motivations, and the captivating journey she has curated for travellers looking to explore Mexico’s vibrant culture and hidden gems.


Creating Authentic Experiences

Wendy Johnson’s passion for exploring new cultures and her desire to share the true essence of Mexico led her to establish the “As You Wish Travel Club.” The club stands apart from traditional tour companies, offering a personalized concierge service that empowers travellers to craft unique vacation experiences. With a membership fee, travellers can access an exclusive library of carefully curated resources, including a handpicked selection of hotels, restaurants, nightlife, and activities.


A Unique Approach

As You Wish Travel Club’s approach goes beyond typical tourism. With an emphasis on culture, adventure, cuisine, and spirituality, the club allows travellers to engage in authentic experiences that resonate with them. Members can choose from two-star to five-star accommodations, allowing them to tailor their journey according to their preferences. The club’s offerings extend to the enchanting cities of Oaxaca and the lesser-known but equally captivating Costa Chica.

Letters of Oaxaca in front of the cathedral


Embracing Cultural Immersion

A highlight of As You Wish Travel Club is its focus on Afro-Mexican communities. Wendy’s commitment to supporting local communities led her to discover these communities’ vibrant history and resilience, often overlooked by the outside world. The club’s tours allow travellers to connect with and learn from these communities, fostering a deep appreciation for Mexico’s rich cultural diversity.


From Passion to Purpose

Wendy’s journey into the world of travel began as an effort to create memorable experiences for her children. As a single mother, she understood education’s importance through exploration. This led her to establish the travel club to make enriching travel experiences accessible to single parents, people of color, and those who seek an intimate and culturally immersive adventure.


An Invitation to Discovery

As You Wish Travel Club’s tours are more than just itineraries; they’re invitations to explore, connect, and discover the heart and soul of Mexico. From participating in cultural events to hiking through lush landscapes, indulging in local cuisine, and engaging with indigenous communities, every experience is crafted to be authentic and transformative. The club is committed to sustainability and community engagement and ensures its impact is positive and lasting.

Paintinf of a womwn on a wall with a tree crown as hair


Joining the Journey

As You Wish Travel Club invites kindred spirits to become part of an intimate and purposeful journey through Mexico’s vibrant tapestry. Wendy’s vision is to create a space where travellers not only see the country’s beauty but also leave a positive footprint in the communities they visit. Whether it’s a solo adventure, a retreat-like experience, or an exploration with loved ones, the club’s tours offer an opportunity to be part of something extraordinary.

In a world where travel has the power to change lives, Wendy Johnson’s As You Wish Travel Club stands as a testament to the transformative nature of meaningful exploration. From the captivating cities of Oaxaca to the enchanting landscapes of Costa Chica, each journey is an ode to culture, adventure, cuisine, and spirituality—inviting travelers to relax and embark on an unforgettable adventure where every moment is, indeed, “as you wish.”



Boats on the shore under the sunset sky


Come Out And Network With Us And Meet Wendy and other outstanding local women entrepreneurs.

Engagement in our Facebook and in-person networking groups can substantially boost your networking efforts. Our group offers a platform to meet, learn from, and collaborate with like-minded professionals. Save the date for our next Women’s Networking Puerto Vallarta event.

  • Frequency: Last Thursday of Each Month
  • Date/Location: August 31st, 2023 – The Seahorse Cucina Bar & Lounge Puerto Vallarta. Calle Zaragoza #160 B, cuarto piso, Centro de Vallarta. 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
  • Language: English-speaking event, open to all women-owned businesses in the local community
  • Admission: Free

For more information and to stay updated on upcoming events, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/womensnetworkingpuertovallarta


About the author: Meet Laura McGregor, a trailblazing busy entrepreneur from Vancouver Island, BC, who followed her adventurous spirit travelling for 17 years before landing in beautiful Puerto Vallarta. Alongside co-founding Women’s Networking Puerto Vallarta, she serves as CEO and Co-Founder of @CommissionCrowd—a global remote working platform for B2B commission-only sales professionals and partnering companies. Laura is also the driving force behind local businesses @SelfCareMobileMassageTherapy and @PawsitivelyPerfectDogCare. As a Clinical Hypnotherapist @NourishVictory, she remotely guides clients in reframing negative beliefs and fostering transformation. 





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