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Sunset Sunday – Sunset in Tikal, Guatemala

Sunset Sunday – Sunset in Tikal, Guatemala

 Walking through the Mayan ruins in the afternoon, after my morning tour, I needed to decide where to settle in to watch a sunset. At first I returned to the gran plaza and then debated a return to the lost world (Mundo Perdido) all in the quest to find the perfect sunset inside the Mayan […]

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Pick Three Animals – An Adventure in Story

Pick Three Animals – An Adventure in Story

A great read for Thanksgiving…

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The Mayan Magic of Mexico and Me

The Mayan Magic of Mexico and Me

Recently I was asked the very difficult question, “What was your most memorable trip?” Too difficult to select just one, my answer is often, “well, it depends,” and then I rattle of a few destinations. But even with a long list of adventures worthy of a video, I needed to give Wanderfly one destination and one […]

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Teōtīhuacān – Mexico’s Famous Pyramids

Teōtīhuacān – Mexico’s Famous Pyramids

Tulum. Chichen Itza. Palenque. Coba. When people think of the ancient ruins in Mexico, most think about the Mayan culture (and the Mayan calendar). But, other cultures flourished in Mexico. Many of the ancient ruins from the other great civilizations can also be visited today. And I recommend a visit to the Pyramids of the Sun […]

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Four Ways to Appreciate the Charm of Mayan Ruins at Coba

Four Ways to Appreciate the Charm of Mayan Ruins at Coba

The heavy rain arrived and a late breakfast was added to the itinerary after our first stop in Punta Laguna. We stopped just a few miles from the Mayan archaeological site of Coba and waited out the storm. After some eggs and tortilla the rain ceased.  We piled back into the van and continued to […]

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Tips for the Top 3 Mayan Ruins of the Riviera Maya

Tips for the Top 3 Mayan Ruins of the Riviera Maya

As the Mayan calendar marches closer to its December 2012 end date, many people wonder what the ‘end’ signifies. Do we have less than two years left? Whether an end or a new beginning (what I believe), fascination for the mysteries of the Mayan people captivate the world, well it really captivates me.  And on […]

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Vaya con Valladolid Cenote Zaci

Vaya con Valladolid Cenote Zaci

After Chichen Itza and a visit to the Sacred Well, the next stop on the Xichen tour was lunch in the colonial city of Valladolid. After some classic Mexican cuisine we set out to walk off the food and find the convent of El San Bernardino. The history on the colorful streets, churches and convent […]

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Three "Alltournative" Cenote Swims in the Riviera Maya

Three "Alltournative" Cenote Swims in the Riviera Maya

I started my morning en route to San Felipe Ranch, a Mayan community, where Alltournative operates its adventure tours. My host Riviera Maya van sped down the main highway until a small sign and our guide both signaled us to turn off. Then the real journey began. We drove slowly across the uneven dirt road […]

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