We visited Belize in January, 2015, flying to Belize City and exploring the coast, rainforests and hills.
For more details, visit our blog entries at
"Earth, Sky and Underworld" and " You Better Belize It!".
We continued to Mexico and visited the monarch butterfly sanctuaries in the highlands west of Mexico City. Millions of monarch butterflies migrate south from Canada and the USA to this small area for the winter. See our blog entries at
"Where Have all the Monarchs Gone?" and "The Human Side of Central Mexico".
We then flew to southern Baja to see the gray whale winter migration at Magdalena Bay and San Ignacio Lagoon along the Pacific coast. Gray whales swim over 6,000 miles from their summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi Seas between Alaska and Siberia. See our blog entries at
"Close Encounters of the Gray Whale Kind" and "Gray Whale Hanky-Panky".
Another flight through Mexico City brought us to Managua, Nicaragua where we proceeded northeast to Leon to spend a few days climbing the nearby volcanoes of Teluca, Cerro Negro, San Cristobal and Momotombo. We spent a few more days in the south exploring the mangroves and jungles of Lake Nicaragua and Rio San Carlos. We made a final stop in the historic city of Granada. Read our blog posts at "Nicaragua's Fire Mountains" and "Nicaragua's Colorful Natural & Human History".