Chasing Waterfalls & Urban Exploring Part 2: North & Central Mexico

Grutas Tolantongo Canyon We awoke early in the morning, found some pastries and coffee at the ONLY café open in Cholula at 9:00 am (what?! – this seems to be typical in Mexico) and waved goodbye to the friendly old man who runs the funky little parking lot. We were off in search of adventure … More Chasing Waterfalls & Urban Exploring Part 2: North & Central Mexico

Chasing Waterfalls & Urban Exploring Part 1: South & Central Mexico

El Aguacero Waterfall, Chiapas After a few days in San Cristobal de Las Casas (Chiapas, MX), we were ready for some nature and time off-grid. Based on a great tip from our overlander friends Glen and Jeanette, our first stop was El Aguacero Waterfall and La Venta Canyon River in the Ocote Biosphere Reserve, just … More Chasing Waterfalls & Urban Exploring Part 1: South & Central Mexico

Back on the Road: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala to Chiapas, Mexico

We’re back on the road!!! After 2 months in one place on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, we were overdue to start making tracks toward home. We’ve been on the road for a few days already and are currently back in San Cristobal de Las Casas (Chiapas, MX). But before getting to our latest road tripping adventures, … More Back on the Road: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala to Chiapas, Mexico

San Cristobal de Las Casas & Crossing into Guatemala

After a brief respite in fresh mountain air, it was time to discover another of Mexico’s colonial cities. The drive from Pueblos Mancomunados to San Cristobal de Las Casas took one and a half days of driving up and down very windy mountain roads. We did our best to accommodate our sensitive radiator… the windows … More San Cristobal de Las Casas & Crossing into Guatemala

Off the Beaten Track in Pueblos Mancomunados

I read a blog post two years ago about the Pueblos Mancomunados – eight remote Zapotec villages north of Oaxaca City that are protected as part of an ecotourism project. For hundreds of years the villages have pooled profits from their natural resources and now they’ve also turned to ecotourism to boost their economies. After … More Off the Beaten Track in Pueblos Mancomunados