Mexico Adventure; Sian Ka’an preserve

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The Gear Junkie is off to Mexico this week to pursue a couple adventure-travel stories for New York Times. Specifically, he’ll be swimming in the Yucatan’s underground lakes (called cenotes) and visiting the Sian Ka’an preserve, a huge track of wilderness on the coast south of Tulum.

Sian Ka’an, which was briefly noted in this month’s National Geographic Adventure magazine, is a little-known national park with jungle, swamps, coastline, and 23 archeological sites.

The Gear Junkie will sea kayak in the preserve on ancient trade routes through lagoons and mangrove channels.

See here for more information on Centro Ecologico Sian Ka’an (CESiaK), the guide company that runs the kayak tours.

Watch for the full story on this trip soon.

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.