Archive for the ‘Lorna’s Adventures’ Category

A Destination Beyond Amazing

Posted by atlas on June 16th, 2014 under Lorna's Adventures  •  No Comments

If you want the bragging rights of going and experiencing places that no one else you know has been, you don’t have to go to the other side of the world. Access to all of this is just short flights away. Mexico has world class tour operators, accommodations, and transportation suppliers who provide excellent service, [...]

Our Baja Sea Turtle and Kayak Adventure with Red Sustainable Travel

Posted by atlas on June 13th, 2014 under Lorna's Adventures  •  No Comments

From our base camp on Magdalena Bay on the Pacific side of Baja Sur we paddled on open water and through dense mangrove canals lush with wildlife. We took part in Grupo Tortuguero’s sea turtle conservation project recognized around the world as a model for community-based conservation. We hiked pristine sand dunes and miles of [...]

The Incomparable Style of Merida

Posted by atlas on June 9th, 2014 under Lorna's Adventures  •  No Comments

Merida, in the state of Yucatan, has a long and rich history. It was the Mayan city of T’Ho before the arrival of the Spaniards. In 1542 A.D. Francisco de Montejo renamed T’Ho as Merida for Spain. Merida iis known for its gorgeous Spanish Colonial architecture. To prove their wealth, affluent Spanish hacienda owners would [...]

Too Little Time in Mazamitla, Jalisco

Posted by atlas on June 6th, 2014 under Lorna's Adventures  •  No Comments

Mazamitla is one of Mexico’s quaint Pueblos Magicos (Magic Towns). Located 70 km southeast of the town of Jocotepec – up in the subalpine Sierra del Tigre mountains at 7,200 ft elevation, where the air is cool, pine scented and wonderful to breathe. Our host was insistent that we visit Mazamitla, then he only wanted [...]

Monterrey Mexico – City of Cool Parks, Sculpture, Architecture

Posted by atlas on June 4th, 2014 under Lorna's Adventures  •  No Comments

Monterrey has the largest park in Latin America. It is made up of 3 parks – The Macroplaza which has the Nuevo Leon state goverment palace with its statues, fountain, first floor museum and 2nd floor offices; Paseo Santa Lucia (river walk modeled after the one in San Antonio Tx, but much longer and with [...]

Barrancas del Cobre – Batopilas to Divisadero & Urique Canyon

Posted by atlas on September 16th, 2013 under Lorna's Adventures  •  No Comments

We took the “tourist” road out of the remote mining town of Batopilas on our way to Divisadero with 23 km still gravel and being blasted and open to traffic only 2 hours daily. Then we arrived at Urique Canyon for the zipline ride of our lives, and an overnight stay at Hotel Mirador – [...]

Las Cascadas de Texolo – Rappels & Rainforest

Posted by atlas on September 12th, 2013 under Lorna's Adventures  •  No Comments

Cascadas de Texolo, located outside the Pueblo Magico (Magic Town) of Xico in the highlands of the State of Veracruz, is a gorgeous place in a rainforest with many magnificent waterfalls shooting off sheer canyon walls. Because of this it attracts many people just to see it. However, it is the jawdropping 260 ft rappels [...]

“Di NO a LAS PRESAS” – Say NO to THE DAMS

Posted by atlas on September 3rd, 2013 under Lorna's Adventures  •  No Comments

Within only 3 years, dams will be built on the Rio Antigua, and the best whitewater river in Mexico will cease to exist (the water would then be only 5 cm deep), and many, many people in the region will lose their livelihoods. The only way this can be stopped is if they are able [...]

Heli-Hiking in British Columbia

Posted by atlas on March 4th, 2013 under Lorna's Adventures  •  2 Comments

For nature lovers seeking the best in unparalleled summer outdoor adventure, there is nothing else in the world like heli-hiking. Featured in Patricia Schultz’s book, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler’s Life List. Each day you’ll hike, with fully certified mountain guides, the most spectacular timberline trails, mountain ridges, glaciers, and alpine [...]

Cycling the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail

Posted by atlas on February 2nd, 2013 under Lorna's Adventures  •  3 Comments

Two years ago this week, I rode the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail with Phil Abernethy and his team at Cycle Turismo. Phil is spot on with his cycling tours, and this tour certainly did not disappoint. * Great routes -spectacular scenery, varied terrain, with Phil’s extensive knowledge of New Zealand’s long, quiet backroads.) * [...]