Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

Cayos Cochinos

June 12th, 2013 | Posted by Ian in Honduras | Parks | The Places We'll Go - (2 Comments)
Chachahuate, a Garifuna village in Cayos Cochinos

Some 30 kilometers northeast of La Ceiba is a coral archipelago known as Cayos Cochinos (“hog islands” — legend has it that British pirates planted pigs on the larger islands to ensure they would have a supply of meat the next time they were in the neighborhood), made up of two hilly and lush islands, … Read more

Cacti in Baja

When we tell people about our travel plans, they are almost uniformly concerned about Mexico. The American media, in its usual sensationalism, has managed to help perpetuate some stubborn stereotypes about our neighbor to the south, and most of our countrymates have a negative impression of a nation that is actually a leader in our … Read more

Ode to the Zambezi Zinger

April 24th, 2012 | Posted by Ian in Odes | The Places We'll Go - (8 Comments)

If you grew up within a couple hours of the Kansas City area and are somewhere between the ages of twenty and forty-five, there is a strong statistical probability that your first ever roller coaster experience was on the legendary Zambezi Zinger at Worlds of Fun. Named for (and themed after) an African river, the … Read more