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Snorkeling with What?!

2018-12-11T07:41:27+00:00November 15th, 2018|Mexico|

The cenotes in the Yucatan peninsula were used by the Mayans for fresh drinking water.  Today, some are private and some are commercial for snorkeling and diving.  The rules are strict - no sunscreen, no [...]

Diving in Tulum

2018-12-11T07:09:38+00:00November 12th, 2018|Mexico|

In January 2018, dive researchers were thrilled to find a passageway in these cenotes (limestone caverns), connecting two huge systems, and discovering the longest known underwater cave in the world.   We dove several parts of [...]

Exploring Chichén Itzá

2018-12-10T07:29:02+00:00November 8th, 2018|Mexico|

Chichén Itzá is a famous Mayan ruin about 3 hours west of Cancun. One of the seven wonders of the modern world.  A huge stepped pyramid, known as El Castillo, dominates the old city, which prospered [...]

Diving MUSA in Cancun, Mexico

2018-11-26T09:59:15+00:00November 7th, 2018|Mexico|

The Cancun Underwater Museum (MUSA) is the worlds most famous underwater sculpture museum.  In 2009, 500 concrete sculptures were sunk in the water, meant to be both an artistic statement and to provide a habitat for sea [...]

Gals trip to Tulum, Mexico

2018-02-09T12:51:41+00:00January 25th, 2018|Mexico|

Two hours south and a world away from Cancun is the funky eco-chic town of Tulum.  Great food, great time hanging out with my Seattle friends, Kathy Shelby and Terry Jones.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

2017-01-26T06:20:13+00:00January 23rd, 2017|Mexico|

Cabo was fun, but the party scene is a little overwhelming.  We soaked in the warmth, because we'll be missing that when we hit Antarctica.

Todo Santos, Mexico

2017-01-26T05:52:51+00:00January 20th, 2017|Mexico|

Todo Santos is the gem of the Baja.  There are no time shares, no wandering sunglass salesmen, no drinkfests.  This is an art filled, walkable small city with great beaches, incredibly good food and wonderful [...]

La Paz, Mexico

2017-01-26T05:00:41+00:00January 15th, 2017|Mexico|

Swimming with the gentle giants was incredible!  Whale sharks, the largest fish alive, are here in the Bay of La Paz during the winter, to filter feed on tiny plankton and krill.  The trick is [...]

Carnival in Cozumel

2016-02-16T10:42:38+00:00February 9th, 2016|Mexico|

Carnival in Cozumel is a SERIOUS party!!  On Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Fat Tuesday - prior to the beginning of Lent, the locals dance, sing and drive huge floats up and down main street.  The [...]

Diving in Cozumel

2016-02-16T09:42:25+00:00February 7th, 2016|Mexico|

After weeks of a plugged ear, Mike was finally able to dive in Cozumel.  Better late than never!  We did a drift dive, where currents are strong and you have to work harder to not [...]

Baja Peninsula Hurricane Odie

2015-06-05T11:28:34+00:00January 26th, 2015|Mexico|

Hurricane Odie, in September 2014, dominated the Baja Peninsula for 9 stormy days, during which time 92% were without power while dealing with widespread flooding, damage to homes and businesses and looting (martial law was [...]

Cabo

2015-03-02T19:10:37+00:00January 25th, 2015|Mexico|

Cabo hadn't changed a lot since 2002.  Still a largely English speaking tourist town with a lot of time share hustle.  Also beautiful beaches, great restaurants and frolicking whales.  The beach is different, much more [...]