Category: North America

By , August 3, 2011 1:13 pm

Uxmal Uxmal Stop at Mayan Village between Uxmal and Kabah Kabah Kabah Edzna Edzna Palenque Palenque Palenque Palenque Palenque Want to check out more photos from the Mayan ruins we visited in Mexico?  Check out our photo gallery!

By , July 29, 2011 9:27 pm

We’ve spent the last couple of weeks travelling between three colonial cities and their surrounding Mayan ruins. The three colonial cities are: Valladolid (va-yah-doh-leed), Merida (May-ree-da), and Campeche (Cam-pay-chay). The Mayan ruins: Coba, Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Kabah, Edzna, and Palenque. We’ve hit the point where we’re starting to feel a little “ruined” out, and our desire to see more colonial cities has dissipated a bit from where it was 2 &#91read more]

By , July 24, 2011 6:26 pm

Besides experiencing the local food and culture, there are two things we wanted to get out of Mexico:  beaches and Mayan ruins.  On the advice of the super helpful girl behind the desk at Tribu hostel in Isla Holbox, we decided to make Valladolid our jumping off point for Coba and Chichen Itza.  Here’s a summary of our first two-day Mayan ruins extravaganza: Coba Ruins Coba were the first Mayan &#91read more]

By , July 18, 2011 4:38 pm

What’s a whale shark you ask?  It’s the world’s largest fish.  They’ve been known to grow to over 41 feet in length.  But keep in mind, it’s not a whale: it’s a fish.  And it’s big.  Despite being part of the shark family, they pose no danger to humans.  Mostly  because they don’t have sharp teeth being that their diet consists of algae, plankton, and krill.  They are also have &#91read more]

By , July 14, 2011 11:24 am

Since Mike and I arrived in Cancun tired from trip preparations and going away parties, and with no plan or schedule, we did what anyone would do in our situation… we hit up the beaches! Isla Mujeres Our first full day in Cancun found us walking almost an hour from our accommodations to catch a ferry to Isla Mujeres.  It pretty much rained off and on all day (it is &#91read more]

By , July 8, 2011 11:24 am

We made it!  Ashley and I are writing this post from Alex’s house (our very kind couch surfing host) in Cancun! First off, lets get the basics out of the way.  We had no trouble with any of the flights, everything was on time and turbulence free.  We had our first bit of fun leaving the Calgary Airport when the flight crew asked us to show hands indicating how long &#91read more]

By , June 14, 2011 5:00 pm

This is the third and final post we’re going to make about our four day trip to Las Vegas. I know, I know, 3 posts for a four night trip to Las Vegas is a bit excessive. Please bear with me, this will be the last one… I think. Anyways, I wanted to sum up our trip to Las Vegas by comparing some of the goals we set for ourselves &#91read more]