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The Best Adventures are the Most Unexpected
Mexico

The Best Adventures are the Most Unexpected

Adventure in the Most Unexpected Places Five weeks in Tulum can really spoil a person. Three days into our ten-day Cancun disaster, something unexpected crossed our path. Our Air BnB host suggested that we visit the Mayan ruins of El Meco less than a mile up the road.¬†Another day in […]

7 Reasons to Avoid Cancun
Mexico

7 Reasons to Avoid Cancun

It’s hard to top Tulum as travel destinations go. Maybe that’s why our visit to Cancun was such a disaster. Well, disaster is a relative term. We didn’t have any terrible things happen to us. However, it was still a pretty bad couple of days…. Everything is Ridiculously Expensive Everyone […]

Zamas Resort: How to Find Beachfront Bliss
Mexico

Zamas Resort: How to Find Beachfront Bliss

Looking back on six weeks in Tulum, Mexico we have a lot of great memories. One of the highlights of our visit was our stay at Zamas Beachfront Resort. We were invited for a complimentary stay in an ocean-front bungalow. Below is a recap of what we experienced at Zamas […]

Charles Martel at Strasbourg Cathedral (source: wikimedia)
Europe Travel, History & Archaeology

Why You Should Know What Happened on October 10, 732

October 10, 732 It looks weird when you see the date in front of you. October 10th, 732 (1,284 years ago). Does that date mean anything to you? It should. It’s the date that one man changed the course of history. As a historian I’ve long known that the Battle […]

Coming Back is the Most Difficult Part of the Journey
Travel Tips

Coming Back is the Most Difficult Part of the Journey

Six Weeks in Mexico, Wow! Now that we’ve been home exactly 10 days I can tell you, staying positive at the end of a trip is harder than ever. All I’ve ever wanted to do my entire life is travel and see the world. Now that I’m doing that, now […]

A Disappointing Day at the Grand Chichen Itza
Mexico

A Disappointing Day at the Grand Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza, studied it, read about it, taught it to my 9th graders for two years. I take no great joy in saying it was the most disappointing of all of our visits to Mayan ruins. Sure the pyramid is impressive, but the site is grossly over-hyped. The hype is […]