Swimming with Whale Sharks in Baja

La Paz is tucked inside a protected, north facing point on the Golfo de California, or Sea of Cortez. This is the ocean that Jacques Cousteau famously referred to as “the world’s aquarium” for its diversity and abundance of sea life. While they live in the open sea, whale sharks feed and give birth seasonally at several costal sites worldwide. These large gatherings near shore are referred to as aggregates. La Paz is one such feeding site, with juvenile whale sharks visiting here from winter to late spring each year.… Read More Swimming with Whale Sharks in Baja

Escaping Samsara through Travel

Samsara is a foundational concept found throughout eastern spiritual philosophy that describes the inherent suffering in the cycle of life. To break free from the cycle, at some point we have to just get up and go. Buddha teaches us there’s a path to freedom, an end to the suffering, a way out. Travel can teach us that this movement is possible, and as we change our scenery, we can begin to change our minds.… Read More Escaping Samsara through Travel

How Travel Teaches Letting Go, and Why It Matters

I recently returned from a trip to Spain where I participated in a Mindfulness Yoga retreat, toured a bit around Valencia, and then took off into the Pyrenees for a few days of hiking through Posets-Maladeta Natural Park. It was close to a three week adventure, and although part of me yearned for those three weeks to never end, the lessons are in the ending.… Read More How Travel Teaches Letting Go, and Why It Matters

Travel Alone? Yes You Can! Four Benefits to Going Solo

Of course it can be fun to have a partner in travel if you’ve got a like minded buddy who enjoys the same things you do, but there are also benefits to solo travel that you might miss out on if you’re always waiting for a friend to join you before you book a trip. In fact, you might miss out on the trip all together if you’re waiting on that friend.… Read More Travel Alone? Yes You Can! Four Benefits to Going Solo

Dirt Bike Tour of San Jose del Cabo: Round 2

…there are some amazing back roads along the interior of the East Cape, north of San Jose del Cabo. We rode through wide, hard-packed crushed stone. We rode through patches of single-track soft sand. We rode through one lane dirt roads. We crossed dried up river beds. Hardly saw another human after an hour or more of riding, and only stopped for the occasional cow, or horse, in the road.… Read More Dirt Bike Tour of San Jose del Cabo: Round 2

Saving Baby Turtles with Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C.

In January I was lucky enough to be back in Todos Santos, and lucky enough that while wasting time scrolling through Facebook (not recommended but sometimes useful) I saw the announcement that Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C. was doing a turtle release that very evening. I showed up about 5 minutes before the designated release time… Read More Saving Baby Turtles with Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C.