Author and travel writer, sharing stories about Mexico.

Author Jeanine Kitchel and her husband Paul Zappella began traveling to the Yucatan Peninsula in the early 80s, searching for adventure. And they found it. What started as lazy beach vacations soon turned into land hunting expeditions fueled by the dream of dropping out and escaping their hectic nine to five lives in San Francisco.

By 1989 they bought land in Puerto Morelos, a fishing village south of Cancun, where they broke ground for their new house. In 1997 they left California behind and drove to Mexico with Max, their cat. Shortly after settling in, they opened Alma Libre Libros, one of only seven bookstores in the state.

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Who were the Maya?  What motivated them to create ethereal pyramids and intricate calendars?  Is December 21, 2012 a paradigm shift or simply resetting the clock?

Who were the Maya?  What motivated them to create ethereal pyramids and intricate calendars?  Is December 21, 2012 a paradigm shift or simply resetting the clock?

Imagine running away to the Mexican Caribbean and never coming back. That dream became reality for author Jeanine Kitchel and her husband who traveled to the Yucatan and moved there soon after.

Imagine running away to the Mexican Caribbean and never coming back. That dream became reality for author Jeanine Kitchel and her husband who traveled to the Yucatan and moved there soon after.