The best souvenirs are stories. Read them here on the Grownup Travels Blog.
Twenty years ago I stood sweating in the humid, stifling gloom inside one of the most famous Mayan ruins in the Yucatan, the giant pyramid of Chichen Itza. Although not generally claustrophobic, I found myself having second thoughts as I contemplated climbing the...read more
"There's another one!" I heard someone on the beach exclaim, as I stuck my snorkelled head back into the water, searching now for not two, but three stingrays that had been spotted just offshore. Sure enough, there it was, another ray gracefully skimming the ocean...read more
I had just celebrated my birthday a week earlier in Toronto, and now here I was, suspended from a pair of ropes 80 feet in the air inside the largest cenote cavern in the Yucatan, rappelling my way down with Henk to take a dip in the underground pool's clear, cool...read more
It's been 25 years since either Henk or I had been to Cancun, Mexico (separately, since we hadn't met yet), and although I like to think that I haven't changed much since those days as a 30-something single gal, returning to Cancun this November forced me to realize...read more