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Wanderer Writes brings you stories about off the beaten path destinations, focusing on ancient ruins and nature; avoiding mass tourism even in the best-known and most visited places of our planet. Destinations most covered are Mexico (with a focus on Mayan ruins and culture), and the American Desert Southwest, but you'll find stories about European destinations, the American Northwest and others from around the world.

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7 Scenic Stops on the Icefields Parkway Wanderer Writes 206d

One of the most scenic roads in North America, the Icefields Parkway winds through mountain peaks,…

Canada #nationalpark #nature #riverlake #roadtrip

Hiking Around Bow Lake in Banff National Park Wanderer Writes 212d

Fed by a glacier, and surrounded by mountains, Bow Lake is one of the largest and most beautiful…

Canada #mountain #nature #view #waterfall

13 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day on a Road Trip Wanderer Writes 216d

No matter where we are, even on a road trip, we can find ways to celebrate Earth Day not just on…

#lifestyle #nature #roadtrip #wildlife

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Canmore, a Gateway to Banff National Park Wanderer Writes 219d

Though best known as a gateway to Banff National Park, Canmore and its surroundings are worth a…

Canada #city #mountain #nationalpark #nature

10 Easy Trails We Enjoy in Banff National Park Wanderer Writes 227d

Showcasing some of the most spectacular scenery in North America, many of the trails in Banff…

Canada #nationalpark #nature #riverlake #wildlife

Yaxchilan - in the Jungle of Chiapas Wanderer Writes 271d

Yaxchilan, hidden in the jungle of Chiapas, is one of most spectacular Classic Maya archaeological…

Mexico #architecture #history #nature #wildlife

Bonampak - Ancient Maya Art at Its Height Wanderer Writes 283d

Bonampak, a small Mayan site in the middle of the jungles of Chiapas, is home to the most elaborate…

Mexico #architecture #art #history #sightseeing

Palenque - One of the Most Beautiful Classic Maya Site Wanderer Writes 290d

The archaeological site of Palenque in Chiapas represents one of the most outstanding examples of…

Mexico #architecture #art #history #sightseeing

A Roadtrip in Search of Ancient Mayan Sites Wanderer Writes 300d

We explored known and unknown Mayan ruins from Xel-Ha to Yaxchilan and Bonampak, through Palenque…

Mexico #architecture #history #nature #sightseeing

Rio Bec - a Jungle Adventure Wanderer Writes 307d

Rio Bec, the ancient Mayan site, is still hidden in the jungle, and the only way to explore it is…

#architecture #history #nature

Joshua Tree National Park - a Short Visit Wanderer Writes 318d

No other season shows off the desert environment than winter.  Temperatures are perfect for outdoor…

United States

Exploring Ek Balam Through the Decades Wanderer Writes 341d

The now-famous Mayan ruins of Ek Balam were virtually unknown three decades ago. Fully excavated…

Mexico #architecture #history #sightseeing

Ghost Town or Tourist Trap? - the Story of Goldfield Wanderer Writes 349d

Goldfield was a mining town during the gold rush era of the Wild West. Today, it's "ghost town",…

United States #history #sightseeing

Cholula Is Home to the Largest Pyramid in the World Wanderer Writes 402d

The Great Pyramid of Cholula, also called Tlachihualtepetl, Nahuatl for "made by hand mountain", is…

Mexico #history

Xochitécatl, an Ancient Site Surrounded by Volcanoes Wanderer Writes 409d

Xochitécatl, a Mesoamerican site dating from around 1000 BC, sits on an extinct volcano overlooking…

Mexico #history

Cacaxtla - Ancient Murals in Mesoamerica Wanderer Writes 416d

Cacaxtla, the ancient site in Mesoamerica, in the state of Puebla, Mexico, is home to exceptional,…

Mexico #history

Kukulcan, the Feathered Serpent and the Equinox Wanderer Writes 423d

Kukulcan, the mythical feathered serpent of Chichen Itza, descends the stairs of the famous…

Mexico #architecture #history #sightseeing

Spending a Day in Puebla City's Center Wanderer Writes 430d

Puebla City, a UNESCO Heritage Site, is a colonial era city with a rich history and gorgeous…

Mexico #city #sightseeing

Aké Ruins, Off the Beaten Track in Yucatan Wanderer Writes 437d

Aké Ruins in Northern Yucatan are one of those off-the-beaten-track destinations that are not too…

Mexico #architecture #history