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Captivating Cobá

September 17th, 2020 Though not far from one another on the Yucatán Peninsula, Ek Balam and Cobá leave very different impressions. The angular perfection of Ek Balam stands in contrast to the aged and overgrown nature of Cobá. Ek Balam is more recent (700-1100 AD) while Cobá spans the entire Pre-Classic to Post-Classic range of Maya civilization, potentially inhabited for

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Mayan Mastery

September 14th, 2020 After yesterday’s stop in Tulum, we’re on our way inland to explore some of the major sites of Mayan civilization. Before we start climbing stairs tomorrow, I have a couple maps for context and some interesting facts about Mayan civilization. In this week’s posts, we’re focusing on the tip of the Yucatán Peninsula. Mayan civilization reached from

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Yellowstone’s Hydrothermal Beauty

September 9th, 2020 Yesterday we came face to face with some fantastic beasts of Yellowstone and the Teton Range. Today we’re getting up close to living, breathing Planet Earth. Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the U.S. and the site of explosive volcanic activity over millions of years. The last apocalyptic eruption here occurred 640,000 years ago. The area

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Fantastic Beasts

September 8th, 2020 Surprise! Today we’re in Wyoming, as you might have guessed from yesterday’s photo of the Teton Range. Panning right, we find an old moose enjoying a long drink of water in the marshland around the Snake River. This region of Wyoming, near Jackson Hole, is such beautiful country — still wild and mostly undisturbed. We drove through

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