Mexico

Plant-Smart Living Goes Snorkeling in the Sac Aktun Cenote


Plant-Smart Living Goes Snorkeling in the Sac Aktun Cenote


Swimming and snorkeling through the Sac Aktun Cenote system was a very surreal experience. It felt like I left the planet and arrived somewhere totally unique. The spectacular sights of stalactites and stalagmites paired with sometimes large expanses of water, and a network of interconnected caves that create the 2nd largest cave network in the world is phenomenal. This experience in Mexico definitely goes against the grain of normal life in rural Pennsylvania, but will be remembered for the rest of my life.

We did the best we could to capture video of this place, but in reviewing it, it hardly does it justice. It is one of those experiences that are best experienced by you, but I hope our photos and video of Sac Aktun will fill you with a desire to want to journey to this place yourself in your travels.

Plant-Smart Living Visits the Tulum Mayan Ruins in Mexico

Plant-Smart Living Visits the Tulum Mayan Ruins in Mexico

Tulum is an ancient Mayan city that overlooks the Caribbean Sea. While the architecture is not on the same scale as Chichen Itza or Coba, it stores a unique beauty when viewing the city in its currently preserved form. While in the past Tulum served the purpose of being a port for trade within the Mayan empire, at its current it is a reflection of history of the Maya, who have virtually ceased to exist as a dominant civilization. Only remnants of the Maya remain in small villages painted around the Yucatan peninsula, maintaining many traditions of the past while merging with some modern amenities and sensibilities.

If your enjoy our photos from our visit to Tulum, maybe it will inspire you to take a trip there one day too!

Plant-Smart Living Visits Chichen Itza, Mexico

Plant-Smart Living Visits Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza is instantly recognizable because of the famous El Castillo pyramid. You have likely seen pictures of it around the web, as well as featured on a variety of television shows ranging from normal travel-centric pieces (like in Travel Channel’s Expedition Unknown with Josh Gates) to stranger ones talking about it being the work of alien lifeforms (like on History Channel’s Ancient Aliens). Regardless of your thoughts on the place and its significance to the world, it is hard to ignore that there was an allure for me to go there and experience it myself. Being someone who enjoys history and educating myself about new things, having the opportunity to tour the Chichen Itza ruins with a professional archeologist was excellent and made what I was seeing far more memorable.