It’s officially spring in Colorado right now. And for those not versed in mountain life, let me clue you in: spring doesn’t actually bring all that many flowers. Continue reading “Recharged”

Best of: Mexico 2013


Thinking about the three months Austin and I spent backpacking through southern Mexico in 2013 makes my heart soar. Continue reading “Best of: Mexico 2013”

Where’s Mariana Moving Next? What I’ve Been Up To


Never in my life have I gone so long without a plan. Continue reading “Where’s Mariana Moving Next? What I’ve Been Up To”

When Oaxaca Meets Mesa Verde


Good news single reader – I have survived Memorial Day weekend and my first full week on the job here at Mesa Verde! Continue reading “When Oaxaca Meets Mesa Verde”

Winter Wrap-Up

Well single reader, in a few short days I will pack my bags yet again and head westward. Between time spent at home in Florida, a month in the Dominican Republic, and ten weeks in Mexico, this winter turned out to be pretty amazing.

As per tradition, the end of the off-season calls for my annual slide show. Feel free to enjoy by clicking the box below.

Coming Home: The List


Buying that plane ticket home from Mexico was bittersweet. Continue reading “Coming Home: The List”

Mexico Grand Finale: Teotihuacan


Teotihuacan was one of the few places I knew I wanted to visit when embarking on this trip to Mexico. Continue reading “Mexico Grand Finale: Teotihuacan”

Dirty, Dangerous, Mexico City


As our trip neared its end, Austin and I found ourselves on yet another long bus ride. Continue reading “Dirty, Dangerous, Mexico City”

Mitla & Monte Alban: Oaxaca’s Ancient Cities


When I booked my plane ticket to Mexico last fall I knew a little bit about ancient Mexico. Continue reading “Mitla & Monte Alban: Oaxaca’s Ancient Cities”

Exploring Oaxaca’s Central Valleys


The city of Oaxaca sits at the meeting point of three valleys, los valles centrales. Continue reading “Exploring Oaxaca’s Central Valleys”