CLICK HERE to read all the articles that Mari has written for *, a monthly Yucatan travel website, including: The Beach Clubs of Tulum, Biking Westward from Tulum, Treasure Hunting Along the Cobŗ Road, Exploring the Yucatan, Discovering New Cenotes, The Ruins of Muyil, and so many more! They are a treasure trove of information.

Mari passionately writes about what she knows and loves best. Before she moved to Mexico in 2003, she wrote about Early Childhood Education and the children that she nurtured and taught at Learning Tree in Vail, Colorado; a preschool Mari founded, directed, and taught at for over twenty-five years.

When she and Lou got married, they followed a dream to buy property on the Caribbean coast, build a B&B, and integrate into a different culture and environment south of the border in Mexico with the elusive butterfly [ Spanish: "mariposa" ] as their inspiration. Her first book, Embarking on the Mariposa Trail, chronicles this journey along the Mariposa Trail in a country where doing business, speaking the language, and discovering the tropics involved a new way of living.

Mariís next book, Molly the Gecko Hunter, is a childrenís picture book dedicated to her first grandchild that describes the adventures of La Selva Mariposaís three dogs: Molly, Zoie and Rosie.The next book, Rosie and the Sleeping Giant, dedicated to her second grandchild, describes Rosie's journey through Hurricane Wilma to her forever home at La Selva Mariposa.  

Before Mari and Louís adventure together as innkeepers in Mexico, Lou embarked on a solo bicycle trip that took him 4,000 miles from Colorado to the California coast. Along the way, he challenged himself and what he understood about the world. Mari has compiled Louís journals from the trip and combined them with the story of their life and adventures together to create a moving memoir of transformation: Shifting Gears, A Journey of Reinvention.

All four of Mari's books are available on in paperback and Kindle. Search for each title under BOOKS.
Embarking on the Mariposa Trail
Molly the Gecko Hunter
Shifting Gears, A Journey of Reinvention

* Sac-Be means "white road" in ancient Mayan and refers to the still visible Mayan "highways" that cut through the Yucatan Peninsula's underlying white limestone, connecting their once thriving cities.

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