Belize Luxury Safari

For most people, the word “safari” conjures images of stalking Africa’s Big Five in an open air Land Cruiser.  And for good reason: safaris have their origins in eastern Africa. …

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Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica: Romance in the Tropics

Beach in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica In honor of Valentine’s Day this week, Travel and Leisure posted their Top 20 List of Waterfront Romantic Getaways.  Reefs to Rockies agrees…

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Happy Bicentennial Abe and Chuck!

Born on the same day 200 years ago, Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln changed the world forever.  We can’t say that Darwin invented the notion of evolution any more than…

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Myriad of Monarchs

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ces82gGH_lM]  As I’m sitting down to write this, millions and millions of monarchs are congregated in the oyamel forests on several mountaintops in central Mexico.  The monarchs began arriving in…

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Mercado de Dulces: Morelia, Mexico

One of the things you may notice while traveling through Mexico is that the locals love their sweets.  The prominence of dulcerias (candy stores) and heladerias (ice cream parlors) is…

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Teotihuacan, Mexico

Just 40 km northeast of Mexico City lies the archaeological site of Teotihuacan, the largest pre-Hispanic city in the western hemisphere.  The city was inhabited from 100 BC to 700 AD and…

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