North to Alaska!

Originally inhabited by Alutiiq natives for over 7000 years, the city was settled in the 18th century by Russia. As part of the Alaska Purchase by the United States in 1867, Kodiak became a commercial fishing center which continues to this day. A lesser economic influence includes tourism, mainly by those seeking outdoor adventure trips. […]

Chichen Itza

Ann and I had the privilege to meet one of the largest group of modern Maya. They commonly identify themselves simply as “Maya”. They speak the language which anthropologists term “Yucatec Maya”, but is identified by speakers and Yucatecos simply as “Maya”. The Yucat√°n’s indigenous population was first exposed to Europeans after a party of […]