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Jalisco ultrarunners reach Puerto Vallarta the long, hard way

While some of us might congratulate ourselves for having jogged in the park over the weekend, ultrarunners Sergio Vidal and Sergio Fonseca figured two days should be all they needed to hoof it from Mascota to Puerto Vallarta, a distance of 97.7 kilometers by highway.


A visit to the largest tree farm in Latin America

Bosque Urbano is a huge vivero (plant nursery) situated at the northeastern corner of Guadalajara’s Colomos Park and responsible for the planting of thousands of trees per week, all around the city.

A lost jogger’s tale of survival

On Saturday, March 31, Pedro Álvarez Icaza went out for a run in the woods bordering the rural community of Pinar de la Venta, located eight kilometers west of Guadalajara, and my home for many years.

Mexico’s first animal overpass in limbo

Large wild animals need space to roam, to find food and mates. Highways limit this space and can result in the slow “strangulation” of certain species, without mentioning the thousands of animals of all sizes that are killed simply trying to cross the road.

Isolated Jalisco ranch welcomes motivated foreign volunteers

Some years ago I wrote a manuscript for a book to be called “Teach Your Way Around the World,” based on my experiences as an itinerant English teacher, moving from country to country offering conversation classes and deriving great satisfaction from the experience.