Celebrate Your Heroes

Celebrate Your Heroes

Last week, when I found out Isabel and I were joining our parents on this trip to Mexico, the first thought that crossed my mind was Frida Kahlo. That’s because Izzy and I love her. And while it’s true that we never knew Frida—she died in the 1950s (waaaay before we were born)—we have always […]

Know Your History

Know Your History

Today I’m at the National Anthropological Museum in the city of Xalapa, Mexico. It houses the largest collection of Olmec artifacts in the world. Are you familiar with the Olmecs? They’re the first major civilization that we know of in the Americas. Yep, older than the Aztecs, Maya, Zapotec, and Incas. The Olmecs ruled from […]

Recognize Majestic Builders

Recognize History’s Great Builders

I’m standing on a seaside cliff overlooking Tulum, an ancient city located on the Yucatan Peninsula (the part of southeastern Mexico that juts into the Gulf). The Maya built Tulum around the year 1200, and they lived here for a couple of hundred years until the Spanish arrived. Tulum was actually one of the last […]