Visiting Mexico’s Marvelous Monarchs

Monarch Butterflies at El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico.

As soon as the morning sun warms the air, the forest and sky spring to life. Bold splashes of orange speckle the blue sky as countless monarchs take flight and land on branches, logs, the ground, and even on our heads and shoulders. The sound is unlike anything we have heard before: a gentle, whispering whir like a million pieces of confetti swirling in the… Read moreVisiting Mexico’s Marvelous Monarchs

The Joys of Visiting San Cristobal, Mexico

San Cristobal de las Casas is considered the cultural capital of Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state and certainly one of its most scenic. It sits in a high mountain valley lined by pine forest. Surrounding it is a land of rainforest, mountains, wild rivers and waterfalls. The town’s high proportion of indigenous residents impart a distinct Mexican flavour in the arts, culture, and traditions. Founded in… Read moreThe Joys of Visiting San Cristobal, Mexico

18 Favourite New Landscape Photos from 2018

Kaskawulsh Glacier, Kluane National Park, Yukon

In 2018 we were fortunate to get to some fantastic places for landscape photography. Namibia was definitely a highlight, especially the incredibly reddish-orange dunes of Namib-Naukluft National Park and the fairytale rock formations of Spitzkoppe. Just as compelling was Kluane National Park in Yukon, and in particular flying over the awesome Kaskawulsh Glacier. The Sumidero Canyon in Chiapas, Mexico offered some marvellous wild landscapes, both… Read more18 Favourite New Landscape Photos from 2018

Visiting Mexico’s Spectacular Sumidero Canyon

Sumidero Canyon, Chiapas, Mexico

The Sumidero Canyon is one of Mexico’s most magnificent natural sites. The mighty Grijalva River slices through a major fault line, lined with massive vertical cliffs, some up to a kilometre straight up. You can enjoy the awesome scenery two different ways – from a boat trip through the canyon, as well as from road-accessible viewpoints along the canyon rim. And the best part is… Read moreVisiting Mexico’s Spectacular Sumidero Canyon

The Pleasures of Merida, Mexico

Folkloric dancers, Merida, Mexico

One of our favourite parts of Mexico is the Yucatan Peninsula. Most visitors here flock to Cancun and the Maya Riviera along the east coast, home to famous beaches and resorts. But for a taste of authentic Mexico, it’s best to head inland away from the international resorts. Fortunately, it’s very easy to do. The city of Merida makes an excellent base, about 4.5 hours… Read moreThe Pleasures of Merida, Mexico