Izamal: the Enchanting Yellow City of Yucatan

Izamal: the Enchanting Yellow City of Yucatan

The lantern-lit cobblestone streets of Izamal were quiet and empty, save for the clop clop of the occasional horse-drawn carriage. This was in sharp contrast to the hustle and bustle of Mérida, the Yucatan capital city I’d left that morning. As I wandered through the picturesque colonial streets, it was easy to see why the Mexican government has designated Izamal a pueblo magico. With all of its buildings painted a uniform hue of yellow (its nickname is La Ciudad Amarilla, or the Yellow City) and its history as a religious center for both the ancient Mayans and the Spanish, Izamal is certainly enchanting. Continue Reading…

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Weekend Postcard: Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Weekend Postcard: Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

This weekend’s postcard from Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and was taken by Danielle of the blog 50 Before 30. Continue Reading…

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Chichen Itza: One of the 7 Wonders of the World

Chichen Itza: One of the 7 Wonders of the World

Located about 1.5 hours from the capital Mérida, Chichen Itza is the biggest tourist attraction in Yucatan and one of the only things I was familiar with in the region before booking my trip. Its most famous pyramid, named Kukulkan, is one of the new seven wonders of the world – right up there with Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China and the Colosseum in Rome (the only other one I’ve seen in person). Continue Reading…

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Flamingo Spotting in Celestún, Yucatan

Flamingo Spotting in Celestún, Yucatan

Celestún is a small fishing village in Yucatan near the border of Campeche, and on a day trip there I had one mission: to see flamingos in the wild. Continue Reading…

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Weekend Postcard: Sedona, Arizona

Weekend Postcard: Sedona, Arizona

This weekend’s postcard comes from Sedona, Arizona and was sent by Becky from The Girl and Globe!

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