North America Travel Articles, Photos and Panoramas

From Tlayudas to Tamales (Eating Our Way Around Oaxaca)

If Mexican cuisine ranks as one of the world’s great cuisines (it was the first cuisine to receive UNESCO culinary heritage status), it’s certainly aided in part by what goes on in the kitchens of Oaxaca. Oaxacan food: roasted, subtle, rich, layered. Moles, chocolate, tiny avocados that taste faintly like licorice, giant balls of quesillo cheese ribbons, … [Read more...]

It Happened In Monterey (Or, How We Met)

Dan & Audrey in Monterey, California

This is a story about finding love just when you'd sworn off looking for it.In early September, Audrey and I co-presented at a conference in Monterey, California. Monterey just also happens to be the place where we'd first met almost exactly 15 years before, where our joint approach to life on the road got its start.In the driveway, the exact spot where our … [Read more...]

Speaking at Conferences, Hiding in Yurts: An Update

Mt. Rainier on a Clear Day - Seattle

This is a story about crisscrossing North America, speaking to audiences in Vancouver, Miami and Denver, recharging in a defunct hippie commune outside of Seattle, preparing to speak to 1,000 people in Portland, and apologizing for withholding a few pages of our story from you over the last couple of weeks. … [Read more...]

Panorama of the Week: Mazunte Beach, Mexico’s Pacific Coast

mazunte beach

When you imagine your ideal beach, what do you see?Ours might feature an open stretch of coast, no crowds and a few small establishments -- the type of place where if you wake up early you may even have the entire beach to yourself.And this is what we found in the laid back town of Mazunte along Mexico's Pacific Coast last week. Open the panorama to see for … [Read more...]

A Long Weekend on the Riviera Maya: 14 Memories

Audrey at Tulum Ruins  Riviera Maya, Mexico

Mexico has ruins, Mexico has beaches. But the only place in the country where you'll find them both? That's the Riviera Maya.Our visit to Riviera Maya was short -- only five days – but it was chock full, not only of beaches and ruins, but of tasty local cuisine, lush jungle, psychedelic jellyfish, and even some afternoon karaoke. When I think back, here are … [Read more...]