Magical Mariposas!

From Oaxaca to Michoacán. Our hotel is in the town of Zitácuaro This is the area we are focusing on within Michoacán. As you can see the butterfly reserves straddle the State of Mexico and Michoacán. The pink line is the border between Michoacán and State of Mexico.Our hotel, Rancho San Cayetano is on the Michoacán side. ...

Mexico, why have I waited so long?

¡Hola, buen día! It feels like it's been a long time since my last trip, possibly because last year my two adventures took place in English-speaking USA (Moab and Vermont). Perhaps this is a contributing factor for being excited to relive my latest trip in written form, but it's much more than that. This ...

Cycling through Provence – Day 4

I should mention that as of yesterday, we are in the region of Luberon, which has some lovely hilltop villages and towns. Today we had the option to ride to the Abbaye de Sénanque, which you might recognize from photos like this. To be honest, I was really looking forward to this; however, Elsa was honest ...

Cycling through Provence – Day 3

It was a tough day today because of the heat, but the vistas were wonderful! Our day started with a shuttle ride to Robion, where we discussed today's ride at a small cafe. The sun was already quite hot and we were rolling out the patio umbrellas. The first four kilometers were ok with a ...

Cycling through Provence – Days 1 & 2

The morning of our first day of cycling started with the usual procedure - wake up, pick up something for breakfast, final pack-up, check out of hotel, head to the meeting point. We ended up at the same bakery as the previous morning and ordered allongé coffee (long espresso), croissant, and a single-serve quiche for each ...