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”

My Love Affair with Oaxaca


It really wasn’t very long ago that I had never heard of the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Continue reading “My Love Affair with Oaxaca”