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Cenotes, Extinction & The Maya Underworld

Cenotes, Extinction & The Maya Underworld

  What do the crystal tourmaline waters of a Mexican cenote and extinction have in common? Well, everything.   Approximately 66 million years ago...
Chaco Canyon: A Celestial Vision Preserved in Stone

Chaco Canyon: A Celestial Vision Preserved in Stone

At the center of the ancient world are the people surrounded by the passing of time and space. The rising and setting of celestial bodies along var...
Maguey: A Sacred Plant in the City of the Gods

Maguey: A Sacred Plant in the City of the Gods

Maguey is a native agave to Mexico and the American Southwest. American agave or Agave americana has migrated the globe via the hands of explorers,...
How to Glimpse the Ancient Aztec Empire In Modern Mexico City

How to Glimpse the Ancient Aztec Empire In Modern Mexico City

Mexico City is one of the largest urban centers in the world covering 573 square miles in the Valley of Mexico. Today's bustling metropolis geologi...
Caracol: The Largest Mayan Ruin in Belize

Caracol: The Largest Mayan Ruin in Belize

One unavoidable part of travel is the ever-present salesmen and women hawking their touristy goods and guided tours. As seasoned globe trekkers, we...
Green Season in Belize: A Road Less Traveled

Green Season in Belize: A Road Less Traveled

In a country of fewer than 400,000 people, Belize is the least densely populated country in Central America. Bordered by Mexico to the north, the j...
Swim with Sea Lions at Cabo Pulmo Marine Park

Swim with Sea Lions at Cabo Pulmo Marine Park

Summer vacation is rapidly approaching. Sunshine, water, and relaxation are on most people's To Do list. One of my personal favorite beachside dest...
Three Rivers Petroglyphs, New Mexico

Three Rivers Petroglyphs, New Mexico

We view the world through our own lenses of understanding. I am a storyteller and my mother a mathematician. During an hour-long hike through a rug...
Caddo Lake

Caddo Lake

Every spring, when the wildflowers begin to bloom and the days are filled with warm sunshine, Cody and I take a road trip. We dust off the canoe, g...
West Texas Snowstorm, Palo Duro Part 2

West Texas Snowstorm, Palo Duro Part 2

A day after the clouds arrived, an Artic wind entered. Quickly, the temperature dropped. Gusts reached 20 knots in Palo Duro Canyon, intermittent w...
Palo Duro Canyon Part 1

Palo Duro Canyon Part 1

The Park Rangers called the day before to warn of an approaching snowstorm. Cody and I were excited to see snow for Christmas. The Park wanted to o...
Houston Bike Trail

Houston Bike Trail

Recently, a longtime friend phoned from California inquiring about the biking system in Houston. She had read an article recommending the trails to...