What do I do?
I explore, I connect with local people, And I collect fantastic stories
discovering water-filled caves in the jungle
exploring little-known Maya ruins
receiving invitations into local homes
enjoying authentic Yucatan food
learning about native medicinal plants
studying with Maya healers and shamen
playing with indigenous kids
building friendships with local people
visiting sacred places
helping Maya familes with basic needs
practicing the Mayan language
and listening to lots of colorful, mysterious, and amazing stories!
What does exploring, connecting,
& collecting look like?
Why am I exploring, connecting & collecting?
. . . because they asked me to.
It all started with several elderly Maya gentlemen (in several different circumstances) asking us to learn all we could from them and tell the world about who they are and what their lives are like.
And so in an effort to honor their request,
we are gathering the stories of the Maya and sharing them here.
Please pass them along.
We are not entirely sure of why the Maya feel it is so important to share their stories with the world.
But we know they feel it is vital.
You can be a link.
Every Maya story has a social media share button at the bottom of the page.
Help us help them get their stories out to the world.
Laura and The Team
Sebriano & The Dragon
"Tell the world we are in grave danger. Tell our story.
Tell them who we are and what we have lost already.''
~Sebriano, Mayan resident of Xcalacoop, Yucatan
An elderly Maya man named Sebriano who lives near the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza told Maria and I numerous stories about elemental beings in the jungle, old Mayan gods come to life, and water-filled caves that lead to Xibalba, also known as the passageway to the after-life. He told us stories he had never shared before and then he asked us to promise that we would share those stories with the world. He said it was vital. He said happiness itself was at stake... READ MORE