miami

miami

I wasn’t in Miami for long; in fact, it was less than 36 hours. It was a surprise vacation. I didn’t have much time to plan the trip. The one day I set out to explore the city and take pictures, was raining all morning. In my less than 36 hours in Miami, I spent most […] more…
tikal + guatemala

tikal + guatemala

I have wanted to visit the ruins at Tikal for a long time now. It was one of the most important cities in the Mayan world and the temples and structures that remain today are some of the best. The tallest structure at Tikal is 65 meters tall – Temple IV, the temple of the two-headed serpent […] more…
belize

belize

Our time in Belize was short; we literally drove through it twice. We took a 4-day road trip to the Mayan ruins of Tikal, in Guatemala, which required us to drive through the country twice. Our first morning in Belize, we stopped at Corozal to take out some dollars and stretch our legs. We planned […] more…
teotihuacan

teotihuacan

The Valley of Mexico has been thriving with big cities and civilization long before Mexico City. This pre-Columbian ruin is a massive complex of pyramids and temples. The avenue of the dead runs between two massive pyramids; The temple of the sun and the temple of the moon. These are the star attractions of Teotihuacan. It is […] more…
mexico city

mexico city

Mexico City is in your face! It’s loud. It’s big. It gives you a feeling. It has a vibe. You can feel it as you walk the streets. There are a lot of people everywhere. Even from the top of the Pan America building, its impossible to see the end of the city. It might take […] more…
guadalajara

guadalajara

When you picture Mexico – tequila, tacos, large sombreros and mariachi music – you are picturing Jalisco. Guadalajara – the capital city – is an exporter of culture, both across Mexico and around the world. More than just Mexico’s second largest city, it is a mix of these great cultural things, with a modern Mexican […] more…
tepechitlan + zacatecas

tepechitlan + zacatecas

We went to visit Norma’s family in her tiny hometown of Tepichitlan. About a 2-hour drive north of Guadalajara – across state lines into Zacatecas – this mostly quiet part of the country isn’t the place most travelers go to. This is where off the beaten track goes when it wants to go off the […] more…
colima + manzanillo

colima + manzanillo

Beautiful beaches, dense jungle, and wild volcanoes; Colima is not the most well known or famous of the 32 states in Mexico, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worthy of your attention.  We spent two weeks exploring central and west Mexico prior to our big trip to South America. We have friends who live in […] more…
lima

lima

Being one of the largest cities in all of the Americas, Lima is a massive metropolitan center located on the coast of Peru. It is a massive and sprawling mega-city; the capital city of Peru and is a modern cultural center. The city is bustling with street markets, a thriving culinary scene, and many amazing attractions. It […] more…
paracas + ballestas islands

paracas + ballestas islands

Paracas is a coastal town on the west coast of Peru located just south of Lima. A fishing village turned tourist mecca, it is a jumping off point for visiting the Paracas National Reserve and nearby Ballestas Islands; home to sea lions, Humboldt penguins and many bird species including Pelicans. It is an absolute can’t […] more…
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