Preparing to Travel in El Salvador

photo by J. Stephen Conn on Flickr CC

Preparing to Travel in El Salvador This Friday, August 25th, I’m going to El Salvador! For the first time in my life. From my current location in Antigua, Guatemala, it’s just a 3-4 hour shuttle van across the border and on to Santa Ana city in western El Salvador. The van will even take me […]

Beach Hopping Along Mexico’s Central Pacific Coast

Lash releasing a baby turtle at Cuyutlan

Beach Hopping Along Mexico’s Central Pacific Coast Earlier this year I spent over five months extensively exploring Mexico’s central highlands and Pacific coast, (February to July, 2017). Starting in Mexico City, I traveled westward visiting several gorgeous historic towns until I eventually reached the Pacific coast at Mazatlan. From Mazatlan I headed along the coast […]

A Visit to the World’s Youngest Volcano!

Volcan Pericutin - the world's youngest volcano - near Uruapan - Mexico

A Visit to the World’s Youngest Volcano! I’ll bet you didn’t know that The World’s Youngest Volcano is located in central Mexico? I certainly didn’t know until recently, when I consulted my Mexican guidebook for places to see inland from the gorgeous Michoacan coast, where I was beach-hopping for two weeks. Once I read that, […]

My Route Through Mexico – pt 2 Central Mexico and the Pacific Coast

Lash at Museo de los Muertos - Aguascalientes

My Route Through Mexico – pt 2 Central Mexico and the Pacific Coast In 2016 & 2017 I spent a whopping 14 months exploring the large, diverse country of Mexico. When I first entered Mexico in late Jan, 2016, traveling up from Belize into Yucatan Peninsula, I loosely planned to stay about 1 month then […]

This Week I Start My Travels Through Central America!

Cenral America MAp by Google

This Week I Start My Travels Through Central America! To be honest, I had a lot of trouble deciding whether to call this article “Oh no! I’m leaving Mexico!” or as is. But to start things off on an optimistic note, let’s begin with my upcoming adventures through Central America: Yes, this Thursday, July 27th […]

All About Manzanillo – Mexico

manzanillo Bay - Mexico

All About Manzanillo – Mexico Manzanillo Bay is situated on Mexico’s Pacific coast about 200 km / south of famous Puerto Vallarta, a 3-4 hour drive or 6-hour bus trip from PV. The huge circular, nearly enclosed bay is surrounded by mountains and is extremely well-protected from weather and the often dangerous Pacific Ocean due […]

All About Cuyutlan – Mexico

Cuyutlan - Mexico at sunset

All About Cuyutlan – Mexico Cuyutlan is a practically unknown, small beach-side village situated on Mexico’s Pacific coast, just 30 km / 18 miles south of the huge cargo port of Manzanillo Bay. To be more accurate, Cuyutlan is actually well-known to local Mexicans from Manzanillo, Colima and other nearby towns. But just about anyone […]

Top Diving Destinations in Malaysia

Sea-turtle-fish-at Sipadan

Top Diving Destinations in Malaysia  Recently I was contacted by the team over at Sipadan Island diving website about helping to spread the word about diving there. Sipadan is a tiny island just off the coast the Malaysian state of Sabah, which is situated on large island of Borneo. Sipadan is quite famous among divers […]

Paradise at Punta Mita Cape– Mexico

wild beaches at PUnta Mita - MExico

Paradise at Punta Mita Cape– Mexico Punta Mita is a small, forested triangular cape jutting into the Pacific Ocean about one hour north of Mexico’s famous Puerto Vallarta resort region. The cape is lined by long, empty golden sand beaches interrupted by low rocky cliffs and headlands. Much less developed than Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita […]

All About San Luis Potosi – Mexico

Silent Procession on Good Friday - San Luis Potosi

All About San Luis Potosi – Mexico San Luis Potosi is yet another small city in central Mexico that has a beautiful historic center full of gorgeous architecture, small plazas and interesting museums. Probably the town’s biggest claim to fame – among Mexicans at least – is its annual Good Friday Silent Procession, held after […]

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