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Month: August 2018

A Day in a Henequén Hacienda:   Learning About Green Gold

A Day in a Henequén Hacienda: Learning About Green Gold

Henequén, or sisal, brought great prosperity to Mexico’s Yucatán at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century that it was called green gold. The fiber, the product of a spiny plant called Agave fourcryodes, was made into rope and cord […]

3 Days in Mérida, Mexico with Children

3 Days in Mérida, Mexico with Children

After 4 days in Cancún’s Zona Hostelera, we decided to trust our guts and other travelers’ input about being able to travel safely in Yucatán with children, aged 5 and 6. We have limited vacation time so we decided to spend our family’s remaining 3 […]

Dinosaur Travels:  Enciso, La Rioja, Spain

Dinosaur Travels: Enciso, La Rioja, Spain

There was an article in the Smithsonian website Where Dinosaurs Walked: Eight of the Best Places to See Prehistoric Footprints. It listed north-central Spain, La Rioja, and particularly, the village of Enciso. I looked up Enciso when planning our already tight 2-week Spain itinerary. Information […]