Photo Escape: Exploring Riviera Maya’s Rio Secreto Cave

Bloggers in Rio Secreto

Last fall I explored the adventurous side of Mexico’s Riviera Maya region with several other bloggers. While there, we toured a spectacular cave system called Rio Secreto. To read about this cave and some of our other adventures, check out my posts, Don’t just lie there… Six adventure activities in Riviera Maya and Feeding my […]






Caving TAG: Years of tradition and a few changes

Mommy and son.

Sometimes life forces us to “reset” and start over. How we deal with these events is an important key to happiness. Refuse to adapt, and you limit yourself. Last month I made my annual caving pilgrimage to the 35th TAG Fall Cave-In. The event derives its name from the region where Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia […]






Don’t just lie there… Six adventure activities in Riviera Maya

My newest addiction...

Riviera Maya, known for its alabaster beaches and blue water, is also home to a variety of adventure activities. Some are adrenaline packed while others are relaxing forays into the natural side of the region. So when you are sick of just laying there, get up and find adventure. I recently visited the area on […]






Feeding my adrenaline addiction in Riviera Maya

Rappelling into cenote Yaxmuul

In case you missed it, I’m an adrenaline junkie. Well, I guess it’s hard to miss if you’re a regular reader of this blog. So when an invitation to experience Riviera Maya’s adventurous side I could hardly contain myself. First, I took a few deep breaths before replying via email so it wouldn’t be too […]






Muddy TAG cavers support conservation

Photo-op in Limrock Blowing Cave

“Fire, fire, fire…,” chants the crowd, as a longhaired man wearing bat-print pajama bottoms launches a flaming arrow into the 20-foot tall bonfire. It lights with a loud ka-thump! About then, another lovely fellow wearing a red ball gown and blond wig allows me to take some glamour-shots of him before moving on into the […]






Hiking to Rawhiti Cave, New Zealand

Photo by Francois Roche

A guest post by Amy Heritage – Thanks Amy!   The next time a guide book mentions a ‘one hour walk’ for people with a ‘moderate level of fitness’ I’m going to regard it with caution. This is how the trek to Rawhiti Cave is described to tourists by the New Zealand Tourist Board. Truthfully, […]






Slippery When Wet – Caving TAG

Rappelling into Signal Light Cave

Enjoy this post on my favorite adventure sport, caving….   Flat on my belly, I was laying in an underground puddle trying to push myself under a collection of stalactites without causing damage.  The icy water soaked my coveralls and made the going easier. I think the saying is, “slippery when wet.”  Using my toes […]