My Mola travels the world in search of unique cultural experiences, the best scuba diving, and the most fascinating fun facts. We are passionate about protecting the environment. We strive to tell the tales of our world, and to share ways in which we can become better stewards of the fascinating planet that we call home.
Placencia, located in the relaxed, southern end of Belize, is a place where everything gets done, but at a far less stressful pace than areas with heavy tourist traffic. Good food and friendly people are easy to find in this colorful village that has long been a favorite of ocean lovers and scuba divers. With this coastal haven as our base, we were able to dive the nearby waters and enjoy multiple days of creature spotting around colorful reefs filled with life.
Tikal was once one of the most important Maya cities in Mesoamerica. The city reached its height from 200 – 900 AD, with an estimated population of nearly 90,000 inhabitants. By the time the Spanish conquistadors arrived in the 16th century, the city was completely swallowed up by the surrounding jungle. This is a stop that is not to be missed on your trip to Guatemala.
The Great Wall of China is easily accessible from the center of China’s capital, Beijing, on a day trip. The Mutianyu section of the is one of the best preserved, and most scenic sections of the wall; it traverses thick forests and jagged peaks just within the city limits.
Huatulco, Mexico offers a tropical climate, peaceful scenic beaches and warm ocean waters ideal for a relaxing scuba diving vacation. The dive sites are protected by nine separate bays, so the water is calm and full of life.
Public buses in Baja are cheap, easy and safe. Here is a short article on where to catch the Ruta del Desierto bus in Cabo Lucas to take it to the Los Cabos International Airport.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is an excellent scuba diving destination largely due to its location at the southern-most point of Mexico’s Baja peninsula where the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Ocean meet.
Baja’s tranquil seaside capital, La Paz, is one of the most charming cities for R&R on the Baja California Peninsula. It is also one of the best places on the Sea of Cortez for scuba diving and snorkeling. There are over 25 dive sites near the shores of La Paz and diving can be done year-round.
You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to go on Safari in South Africa. At Kruger National Park, spotting the “Big 5” game animals can be as easy as renting a car and going for an afternoon drive.
There is a lot of excellent craft brewing happening in Melbourne, Australia and we were lucky enough to sample a good amount of it during a recent visit to this fine city. I don’t know that I could ever choose a favorite, but we did find three brewers who standout in this sea of talented beer makers.
For many, Madagascar is a far-off, exotic destination reserved for bucket lists and daydreams, but perhaps it's time to make your dreams come true. Pristine waters, white sand beaches and whale shark sightings are part of everyday life in Nosy Be, and with tourism growing at a rate of 11% each year, now is the time to go.
Just a short drive away from downtown Cairo, you can see the proving grounds where the Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs of the Old Kingdom developed the technology that allowed them to build the pyramids at Giza. A visit to these sites is a fascinating way to see how the pyramids evolved into the iconic structures that we all recognize today.