emese Wanderer Writes

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.

Bonampak - Ancient Maya Art at Its Height Wanderer Writes 12d

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 19d

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 29d

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 36d

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 47d

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 70d

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 78d

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 131d

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 138d

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

Mexico #history

Cacaxtla - Ancient Murals in Mesoamerica Wanderer Writes 145d

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 152d

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 159d

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 166d

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

Mexico #architecture #history

Cobá Is More Than a Tourist Destination Wanderer Writes 187d

Cobá is one of the major Mayan ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula. More than a tourist site, it is a…

Mexico #architecture #history #nature #sightseeing

Postcards From Prague Wanderer Writes 245d

One of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Prague is UNESCO World Heritage site. With buildings…

Czechia #city #sightseeing

Postcards From Norway Wanderer Writes 251d

An avid traveler, Leanne Fromm visited Norway during her latest trip to Europe. The post highlights…

Norway #sightseeing

A Day Trip to Turda Gorge, Transylvania (Romania) Wanderer Writes 271d

Turda Gorge is one of the most dramatic landscapes in Romania. Steep walls filled with caverns…

Romania #canyon #hiking #nature #wildlife

A Hike to Upper Joffre Lake Wanderer Writes 285d

Hiking up to Joffre Lakes was the highlight of our trip to British Columbia. Jagged peaks, rushing…

Canada #hiking #nature

Izamal, the Magical Yellow City of Yucatan Wanderer Writes 327d

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Izamal is a city of three cultures, pre-hispanic, colonial and…

Mexico #city #history #sightseeing

On the Bow River Parkway - Banff National Park Wanderer Writes 334d

The Bow River Parkway, a slower paced scenic route into Banff National Park, is a great place to…

Canada #animals #national park #nature #wildlife