Category Archives: North America

SEEKING SERENITY IN TULUM

To be honest, until Kristin of Souvenir Finder suggested that we head to Tulum, I didn’t know much about the place. Luckily, we were easy to convince. Googling Tulum from my windowless, dingy hostel room, seeing a few photos of the palapas-lined beaches was all it took. Now it’s a place ever lingering on my mind. Sure, Tulum may seem […]

EXPERIENCING ELEMENTS OF AN ANCIENT CULTURE

Spanning over 3,000 years, the Mayan civilization is amongst one of the original cultures of the world. As one of the most sophisticated ancient civilizations, I would argue them to even be one of the most important. I remember learning bits and pieces about the Mayans throughout grade school, but some education that was because I didn’t even know […]

FOTO FRIDAY: MUYIL IN SIAN KA’AN, RIVIERA MAYA

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of Muyil in the Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve in the Riviera Maya. Taking our boat across the lagoon and navigating through mangrove surrounded canals, the last thing I expected was to see a Mayan temple. Hidden in lush jungle, we came across this […]

FOTO FRIDAY: DRAMATIC COASTLINES OF THE RIVIERA MAYA

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of the dramatic coastline of the Riviera Maya. Heading to explore the Mayan ruins in Tulum, we were greeted by grey clouds and a rugged coastline– no wonder they say these ruins are the prettiest because of their idyllic setting. As […]