February 2, 2018
Chacchoben Ruins

Discover for Yourself Mayan Ruins Few Ever See in the Heart of the Jungle

Located in the Costa Maya lake region, the Mayan ruins of Chacchoben sat in silence for almost a thousand years.   Once the largest community in the […]
June 26, 2017

Starting Planning For This New Mayan Archaeological Site

Who would have thunk? A new Mayan ruin site. Well not new, but newly excavated for all the world to see. Ichkabal is due to open […]
March 27, 2017

Extraordinary Church in Uayma Just Outside of Valladolid

There is a little village outside the colonial city of Valladolid worth a quick visit. On a recent lunch date in Valldolid we did just this […]
February 13, 2017

Puuc Route – Mayan Ruins and So Much More

We have traveled the Ruta de Puuc (Puuc Route) many times and find more interesting things to see along what others call, the Mayan Highway. It […]
September 13, 2016

Angel Carrera ‒ Preserving Mayan Culture Through Sustainable Tourism

Originally from Guadalajara, my guest Angel Carrera came to Playa del Carmen to work in his father’s accounting firm. His passion for the Mayan culture is […]
July 6, 2016
Chiceleros of the Riviera Maya

Trip Back in Time – Understanding the Chicleros

Before tourism found its roots in the Riviera Maya, there was a prosperous industry that took the coast and jungle by storm. Farming chicle, a tree […]
March 9, 2016
Magician's Pyramid at Uxmal Ruins

Mayan Magic – The Folk Tale of the Magician’s Pyramid at Uxmal Ruins

The tallest structure at the Uxmal Ruins is called either the Magician’s Pyramid, or the Pyramid of the Dwarf, or the Sorcerer’s Pyramid. There is a […]
February 24, 2016

Riviera Maya and Yucatan Memories – Uxmal Ruins

There are a lot of great memories from your Riviera Maya and Yucatan trips but where were your all time favorite memories? Uxmal comes pretty high […]
January 13, 2016

For Curious Travelers Only – Experience the Mayan Way of Life

For many years we peered down jungle paths, saw tortilla making at a distance, smelled the kitchen fire of local houses, and struggled through learning which […]
December 15, 2015

Los Posadas – A Local Christmas Tradition Worth Adopting

Christmas in Mexico is fun. There is lots of music, great weather, a festival feel and a wonderful tradition that local families love. Los Posadas could […]
August 10, 2015

Yucatan Asteroid Theory – How the Yucatan Peninsula Was Formed

On a recent visit to the Calakmul Museum in Campeche, I was reminded of the Yucatan Asteroid Theory, the scientific explanation of how the Yucatan Peninsula […]
July 20, 2015

A Mayan Ruin Vacation in Mexico and the Mayan Riviera

Oh the joys of digging into the past and traveling off the grid. Mayan ruins in the Riviera Maya, Cancun, Yucatan and Campeche can keep you […]
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