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What makes one person decide to take a chance, and travel around the world for a year, while another decides to stay at home and forgo that opportunity? We take a look at Adam Shepard's new book, One Year Lived to get his take on life and travel while looking back at our own reasons for travel.
Finding a great Mother’s Day gift is always a challenge. While most Moms love the usual flowers, chocolates and dinner out, sometimes it’s nice to find that special present, geared just to her. If your Mom loves travel, here are some gift ideas to whet her wanderlust
Merida, the capital of Mexico's Yucatan, is famed for being a cultured, vibrant colonial city. Founded in 1542 by the Spanish, the city has a ton of history and amazing 18th century architecture. It's also a stone's throw from the port and beaches of Progreso and Celestun, the lovely yellow city of Izamal and the Mayan ruins of Dzibilchaltún and Uxmal. Come along with me as I take a photo journey through Merida's Santiago neighborhood in the old Centro area of the city...
Izamal's colonial center, painted a sunny ochre-yellow, is impressive. In this small town in Mexico, the Franciscan convent San Antonio de Padua claims the largest atrium in the Americas (only the Vatacan is said to be larger). San Antonio de Padua was visited by the Pope in 1993, and countless numbers have walked under its archways overlooking the city plaza since it was built in 1553.
But underneath all of that history is something even older...