Category Archives: World Travel

The Hawaiian Naupaka Legend

(This legend tells the story about the two Hawaiian flowers, Mountain Naupaka, and Ocean Naupaka. The flowers are extremely similar in their half-shape, appearing as if each completes the other.) There once was a Hawaiian maiden who lived high on … Continue reading

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Behind-the-scenes look at The Cultured Chef

Creating The Cultured Chef was a very long process that not only involved thousands of hours in studio, but many hours researching each of the subjects represented in the book. The author and illustrator were able to visit many of … Continue reading

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Kumeyaay Native Population and Dia de los Muertos

I am currently preparing for a trip to San Jose de la Pazza in Baja for Dia de los Muertos. The people of this village belong to the Native Population, the Kumeyaay/Kumiai, whose tribe was separated when the border was … Continue reading

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Semana Santa Processions in Antigua, Guatemala

Semana Santa is finally here and my work is just beginning. There are over 50 processions this week that wind through every stretch of street in the city. It is amazing how they organize this network of processions that twist … Continue reading

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La Nariz – A Mayan Site of Spiritual Importance

I held out until the last moment, but the time finally came for me to tackle La Nariz. Nariz is a site of spiritual importance for the Mayan people of the area surrounding Lake Atitlan. For over 1000 years, the … Continue reading

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Misterios, La Casa de La Mente

My great friend, Fredy Perez Hernandez and I have initiated a project entitled Misterios, La Casa de La Mente. It is an oral history project documenting the lives of the ancianos, the elderly citizens of the village of San Juan … Continue reading

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Guatemala City – Panajachel Bus Ride!

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