Tropical Paradise…. For some unfounded reason, it took me a while to realize that Hawaii is incredible. In fact… It’s mind-blowingly beautiful! It’s far, it’s still in the US (but barely, and in many ways, it doesn’t feel like it), and yes, it can be expensive – but even with each of these things… it’s […]

Thoughts on Hawaii I never had much of a desire to explore Hawaii because I thought it was expensive, “Americanized”, and touristy. I don’t know what I was thinking, because Hawaii is nothing short of stunningly, jaw-droppingly… beautiful. If you can get off the main tourist tracks and into the local spots, the eco-experiences that […]

Before I left for an extended weekend in Portland, I could feel myself ramping up. I needed a break from work (and the daily grind) a while ago, which is why I booked this trip. BUT, I’d been working solidly since then. I had actually pushed through the (perceived) need to take a break. Now […]

I had found a gem of a yoga studio in Tulum. And I was on my way to class number two. I had just bought a bike, was meeting friends at this class, and was looking forward to experiencing this studio again. As I was leaving my house, I realized I was cutting it close, […]

I have sensed something special about this place since before I first visited, a couple years ago. In fact, I saw a picture of the beach in Tulum, and, not knowing where it was, pulled it out of a magazine and put it on my vision board. In the picture, there was a guy running […]

I’m spending a month in Tulum, and one thing I wanted to do was to spend time in the Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve during my stay here. This reserve is about 50K wide, 120K (ish-?) long and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is a pristine marine and jungle wilderness area that is home […]