Palenque

Photo: Michael Swiggart, Green Palenque was one of the most powerful of the late-classic cities in the Maya World. Today, the site and nearby town are popular with national and international visitors. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/3H7oGWoUHUzBhLy97 Located in the southern state of Chiapas, the park is quite spectacular when you realize that in addition to what …

Mojave Desert

Photo: Outdoor Classroom, Clark County Museum The Mojave Desert is bordered by the Great Basin to its north and the Sonoran Desert to its south and east. Topographical boundaries include the Tehachapi Mountains to the west, and the San Gabriel Mountains and San Bernardino Mountains to the south. The Mojave Desert is often referred to …

Calakmul

Photo: Comisión Mexicana de Filmaciones, Petén Campechano Located in the state of Campeche, on the border of Quintana Roo and Guatemala, the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve is one of the largest protected areas in Mexico, covering more than 14 percent of the state. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/XLdfHDLYCkHR3n1s8 Calakmul is Mexico’s grand eco-archaeological experiment. The 723,185 hectares (1,786,266 …

Mapping Out Calakmul (1997)

Photo: Sergey Yeliseev, Sitio From the archives (1997) by Cynthia Brink and Laray Polk Mexico — When my partner Laray and I began planning a college field study course focusing on archaeology, iconography and history of the Maya, both she (as professor) and I (as Mexico liaison) knew that we would have to make a …

Mezonte

Photo: Tasting Looking forward to the resumption of mezcal tours and tastings from Guadalajara-based Mezonte – mezonte.com. Key Links mezonte.com Facebook @mezonte Background Mezonte is a Civil Association dedicated to promoting, disseminating and supporting the producers of traditional mezcal in Mexico. Mezonte is not a bar, not a cantina, but rather a place to meet, …

Pedro Martinez

Photo: Colibri Winner 2009 Spotlight on good friend and Colibri winner Pedro Martinez in Oaxaca City, Mexico. Key Links bicicletaspedromartinez.com facebook.com/Bicicletaspedromartinez Pedro Google Maps goo.gl/maps/26T2pcVZVDWvn91k8 Elsewhere on the Web Flickr Album Official (Translated) Spin: Our Mission is to help our local, national, and foreign clients enjoy the natural attractions, learn about the culture and gastronomy …

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Links

Photo: Summer Clouds Links related to Organ Pipe National Monument presented in somewhat random fashion: Embedded Tweets How is the border wall impacting Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument?🌎 https://t.co/i3MGefB9Mx — planetanews (@planetanews) February 25, 2020 Each trip to Organ Pipe I find more butchered saguaros. More bulldozed desert. More miles of #BorderWall ripping this sacred …

Easter in Mexico

Photo: Boris’ altar for Viernes de Dolores (2005) Mexico celebrates Easter with great passion. In 2020 Holy Week is celebrated April 5-11. Easter Week (Semana de Pascua) is the week afterward. Carnival Easter season traditionally begins with Carnival, a holiday that can begin up to two weeks before the beginning of Lent (Cuaresma). Carnival is …

Las Vegas Water Tour

Photo: Photo During 2020 Responsible Travel Week we are strolling and soundwalking our journey to the waterways of Las Vegas. Look for major updates to this page and links mentioned below. One of the most interesting case studies in water use, management, recreation and conservation … presenting headlines and resources for those interested in learning …

Chinantla

Photo: Beautiful textiles Spotlight on the Chinantla culture / region of Southern Mexico. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/mGEWLWH1HuDWRk4S6 Recommended Listening: XEOJN, La Voz de la Chinantla Translated from INPI: In the northern region of the state of Oaxaca, known as the Chinantla, through low relief planes to mountainous knots, the XEOJN signal extends to reach Chinantecos, Mazatecos, …