The story of Julio Solis, a turtle poacher turned turtle conservationist in Puerto San Carlos, Baja California, Mexico is one that is bound to make you smile. It may also prompt you to change your unhealthy or unproductive ways, whatever they may be, as Solis did.
Julio Solis narrates his own incredibly moving and inspirational story in this MoveShake film, during which he eloquently speaks of the nature of change, and how he came to be the founder of a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the turtles and natural resources of Magdalena Bay as a result of a mere shift in perspective. Watch and be amazed; watch and be motivated to make change.
MoveShake is a five-part video series that is dedicated to telling the stories of individuals who are following their passion to create positive change in the world around them. Stay tuned for more incredible stories…
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It’s Cinco de Mayo this Thursday, the Mexican holiday celebrating a victory against the French in 1862. Do you have your celebratory plans yet?
Since it’s the 148th anniversary of Cinco de Mayo, here’s a list of 148 margarita recipes (you’re sure to find one that suits your fancy).
And if you’re looking to go out instead of enjoying the holiday at home, Jaunted has a good roundup of celebrations in NYC. Huffington Post also has the scoop on Denver fiestas and Los Angeles hotspots for the day.
How will you celebrate?
Images: fotogail, maveric2003
photo by Giovanna Borgna
Looking for some fresh Halloween inspiration? Check out Matador Trips editor Hal Amen’s photos from the 2008 Día de los Muertos in Mexico City here.
Via Hal Amen on Matador Travel:
No holiday screams “¡México!” louder than Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), celebrated November 1–2 to honor departed family and friends.
The trappings of this annual event are familiar to anyone with knowledge of Mexican culture: carefully constructed altars overflowing with personalized ofrendas for the deceased, bright orange marigolds—la flor de muertos—sugar skulls, an infinite variety of flamboyantly adorned skeletons.