Adventure Travel writer Jason Heflin shares the experience from his recent Baja and the Sea of Cortez Sea Kayaking Adventure with Boundless Journeys.
Researching and developing a new adventure travel trip is always (or at least usually) very fun and rewarding. We often joke that this is the easiest part of the job. 1) Pick a very exotic destination, 2) find the best way to explore it whether by foot, kayak, small yacht, safari vehicle – or whatever, 3) sprinkle in excellent accommodations and fine cuisine, and 4) hire the most outstanding guides from the region. Really pretty easy if you have been doing it for as many years as we have.
But, the next step is where it becomes more challenging, trying to explain or describe the experience in a manner that is enticing and accurate. It’s never easy to convey in words the experience of seeing a sunrise over the village of Ghandruk, Nepal; hearing the call to prayer reverberate throughout the alleyways of Fez, Morocco; or the good fun of an impromptu jam session in a pub on the Dingle Peninsula of Ireland. I suppose that’s why there are people who make a living wordsmithing the joys of travel, as they can usually capture these experiences in words far better than those who create. We were fortunate to recently have one of these skilled writers on our trip to Baja. Here’s a bit of his story:
written by Jason Heflin
The word “Baja” means different things to different people. For some it mean’s fast off-road racing through the desert, for others it means tequila and Cabo San Lucas, and for some it just means… that area past Tijuana. But between the mainland of Mexico and the Baja peninsula lies one of the most biologically diverse bodies of water on our planet, the Sea of Cortez.
With giant manta rays, sea lions, dolphins, a plethora of whales, and more species of fish than Cousteau imagined, the Sea of Cortez is packed with life. I took a guided trip through Boundless Journeys recently to the Island of Espiritu Santo. If you’re unfamiliar with Boundless Journeys, they were recently rated one of the world’s best adventure tour companies by National Geographic Adventure, and for good reason. This 7 day Baja Kayaking trip was a fantastic way to experience the sea life, local culture, and get some serious reflection time in on the beach. (more…)