2016 Books and Beds

Jackson Street Booksellers, Omaha In this second annual round-up of the books I’ve read and the beds I’ve slept in, I gotta admit I’m cutting corners on the reading list. Every year, I [...]

Skip the Resorts, See Historic San Jose del Cabo

Last light of day over San Jose del Cabo's gallery district and colonial architecture. When John Steinbeck wrote The Log from the Sea of Cortez, the memoir of his specimen-collecting journey with marine [...]

By | 2017-11-28T21:42:17+00:00 March 11, 2016|Categories: Mexico, North America|Tags: |10 Comments

Way Close Gray Whales

Detouring from the Sea of Cortez, our Un-Cruise Adventure took us across the Baja Peninsula to Magdalena Bay on the Pacific for some whale watching. I was hopeful, but keeping in mind that we might [...]

Golden Nugget in the Sea of Cortez

By day it's plain to see why people refer to the white guano covering this rock as Baja snow. But at dawn, before the sun breaks the horizon, the hues make Roca Solitaria look like [...]

By | 2016-03-07T12:58:00+00:00 March 7, 2016|Categories: Mexico, North America, Photo of the Day|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in Mexico City

Diego, Frida, and Catarina make a nice detail of the mural depicting Mexican history. Most everyone knows that Cinco de Mayo, May 5, is not Mexico’s Independence Day (which falls on September 16). [...]

By | 2015-05-06T14:41:33+00:00 April 26, 2015|Categories: Mexico, North America|Tags: , , |17 Comments

Talon Windwalker Plus One: Travel Education

Talon Windwalker Plus One: Travel Education Most travel bloggers will have heard of Talon Windwalker long before this. Apart from traveling and blogging, he’s father to his almost-13-year-old traveling companion, Tigger, and an [...]

By | 2015-01-07T11:53:19+00:00 June 22, 2014|Categories: Experienced Travelers, Interviews, Mexico, North America|Tags: |19 Comments

2013 in 50 Photographs

Kris and I visited 13 foreign countries this year. In order: Spain, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Canada, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Japan, back to Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary. Our travels within the US [...]

Christ’s Head on a Wall, Atotonilco, Mexico

As we were walking out of the village of Atotonilco, near San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, we saw this head of Christ. It seemed to have been carved from a tree root and stuck upon [...]