• Maya

    Maya Temples

    Over the years, I have had the joy of visiting many temples of the Maya, mostly when I was living in Guatemala. They were all magnificent and intriguing. But my favorite was and still remains Tikal. Maybe because I spent a lot of time there. I have also visited Yaxchilan, Ceibal, Copan, El Mirador, Bonampok, Dos Pilas, Naj Tunich, Uaxactun to name just a few. When you live in-country, you get the opportunity to really explore. So fun. Tikal, in…

  • Flamingos, Yucatan

    Yucatan Adventures

    There are so many fun day trips to take when you are based in Merida, Mexico. The Yucatan is full of adventures. With limited time, only ten days, we were able to enjoy four great experiences utilizing my Lonely Planet guide and Mayaland Tours. Flamingos in the Yucatan Celestun Biosphere Reserve is a short 50 minute drive from Merida. We went with ten other folks, from Italy, Germany and the US in a comfy bus. The road was smooth all…

  • Merida, Mexico...Delightful

    Merida, Mexico

    Merida, Mexico was delightful. The weather was hot and steamy. Sometimes the humidity was higher than the temperature. But the town of 892,000 was bustling both day and night. The center or centro, was definitely the most packed with tourists from all over the world as well as locals enjoying the Plaza Grande and the numerous other parks dotted throughout the city. Life in Merida When we weren’t out on excursions, we spent much of our days wandering the vibrant…

  • Sneak Peak...Merida, Mexico

    Sneak Peak…Merida, Mexico

    Sneak peak…Merida, Mexico – a fabulous trip to the Yucatan. So much fun, hot and humid, beaches, flamingos, Mayan ruins, great food and splashing in cenotes (sinkholes). A fun post to come with loads of photos and descriptions.  Flying back to California today. Here are some photos to tide you over. More to come soon!

  • One Bag Less

    How’s your plastic intake this week? Have you tried to go with one bag less? Maybe used a multi-use, non-plastic bag instead? If you are reading this, then most likely you care about our environment. As any news watcher knows, attention is being given to the negative impacts of daily used products or beloved pieces of clothing. Scientists are highlighting how plastic is found in more aspects of our lives than we tend to imagine. On top of that we are…

  • Putting in near the Consumnes River

    Kayaking In The Dark

    Have you ever gone kayaking in the dark?  I am here to tell you that it is a fabulous experience, especially if you are on a river so you can’t really get lost. As many of you know I love sunsets. I take lots of photos of sunsets and sunrises. So when I learned of a trip through REI to go kayaking at dusk it sounded right up my alley. You probably also know, if you have been reading my…