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Green Season in Belize: A Road Less Traveled

Green Season in Belize: A Road Less Traveled

In a country of less than 400,000 people, Belize is the least densely populated country in Central America. Bordered by Mexico to the north, the ju...
Todos Santos: Eclectic Artist Colony & Baja Fishing Village

Todos Santos: Eclectic Artist Colony & Baja Fishing Village

When I was 19 years old, I crossed the border into Tijuana, Baja California for the first time on a surf trip. Young and Invincible but aware of th...
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...
Tequila: the Mexican Spirit

Tequila: the Mexican Spirit

Tequila Tasting in Puerto Vallarta with Aimee Pellet Cinco de Mayo is upon us when Mexicans celebrate the 1862 underdog victory against the French,...
Grass Wins the War for Texas Independence

Grass Wins the War for Texas Independence

"The major problems of the world are the result of the difference between the way nature works and the way people think." Gregory Bateson, British ...
'Preppers' vs Self-Sufficiency

'Preppers' vs Self-Sufficiency

10 Questions for Sustainable Design Expert, Phil M. Hahn  What is the Difference between a Dooms Day ‘Prepper’ and self-sufficiency?  There is a ph...
A Hot Cup of Maya Chocolate

A Hot Cup of Maya Chocolate

Peeling away the paper-thin exterior, the heat singes my fingertips as a heavy aroma of chocolate saturates my senses. "We don't want the fire too ...
Mercer Botanic Gardens

Mercer Botanic Gardens

A hidden gem north of Houston is The Mercer Botanic Gardens and Arboretum. The verdurous space (even in winter) extends over 325 acres of East Texa...
Collecting Texas Modernist Art

Collecting Texas Modernist Art

No Substitute for Excitement: Collecting Texas Regionalist and Modernist Art at William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art  by Christopher Trandell   “W...
A Year Round Winter Landscape: White Sands National Monument

A Year Round Winter Landscape: White Sands National Monument

Standing atop a rocky hill enjoying an expansive view, we ponder a whitish haze hemming the San Andres mountain range like a ruffled petticoat. Pos...
The Petrified Forest: A Library in Stone

The Petrified Forest: A Library in Stone

Located in northeastern Arizona, visitors to the Petrified Forest National Park can drive a 28-mile one way trip back in time to an ancient landsca...
Hike to HOLLYWOOD

Hike to HOLLYWOOD

Whether you fly or drive into the City of Angels, all eyes scan the horizon for 9 iconic white letters. Even after living in Southern California fo...