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Writings from my adventurous life.

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Forty-something months ago, I put a label on this adventure. I set a fairly open-ended goal of traveling not just one America but three of them — North, Central, and South. I did give myself an out, an easy way to skip number three without needing a major branding change should South America prove to […]

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Imagine a subterranean paradise teeming with calcified stalactites, and at the center, a pool of crystal-clear freshwater. This describes one kind of cenote. Sometimes a cenote is tens of meters beneath the surface and then tens more deep. Holes in the earth high above can deliver beams of sunlight into the beautiful caverns. Or they can […]

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Stopping to tour random Mayan ruins has become a fun way to spend a casual riding day. Because the regions of Mexico are so geographically different, the ruins are quite varied in size, shape, and preservation. They also house a variety of critters! In Palenque, the monkeys rule the jungle. At the Mayan ruins of […]

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My hostel in Campeche is very nice. In almost every way, it’s the nicest, cleanest, most comfortable place I’ve stayed in Mexico. My first impressions are on par with the great reviews I read online. The staff are friendly and helpful. They speak English. The floors are clean. The furniture throughout is new and modern. […]

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