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. www.cesiak.org
Watch for the full story on this trip soon.