The Colombian Amazon: Myth, Mud, Unusual Animals, and Adventure

One of the first activities I truly enjoyed after moving to Bogotá was seeing the movie El Abrazo de la Serpiente (Embrace of the Serpent), so it feels like a fitting last hurrah before moving back to the U.S. to take my final trip in Colombia to visit the mythical region that is the setting and subject … More The Colombian Amazon: Myth, Mud, Unusual Animals, and Adventure

Barichara and The Park with the Most Enchanting Fragrance

When I travel, I typically have my camera constantly at the ready, but in the last year I have made more of an effort to take note of other qualities that characterize certain places, the observations that a photograph simply cannot capture. Last week when I arrived to the small town of Barichara, I stepped off a … More Barichara and The Park with the Most Enchanting Fragrance

Cobá, a Mayan City in Quintana Roo

Vacationers venturing beyond posh resorts in Cancun or Playa del Carmen on the Maya Riviera often head to the famous Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, but Cobá, another archaeological site in the region, is a less treaded yet still captivating destination. When planning my short visit to Quintana Roo, local friends unanimously insisted I visit Cobá and … More Cobá, a Mayan City in Quintana Roo