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Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. His passion is travel, and he seizes any opportunity to share his experiences in the most immersive way possible, whether at sea or on the land.

Hidalgo County, Texas
Points of Interest

Mexico, Allow plenty of time to enjoy the enticement of Mexico.Bustling Reynosa, or laid back Nuevo Progress.

Birders Paradise, The Rio Grande Valley is a birder's paradise, with six wildlife refuges less than an hour's drive.

Anzalduas Park and Dam-A diversion dam used to divert water from the Rio Grande.

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Home to many birds/waterfowl, and animals native to the Valley.

Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park, 588 acres of moist woodlands and dry chaparral brush lands.

Hidalgo County Historical Museum

International Museum of Art and Science

Virgen de San Juan del Valle Shrine

La Lomita Mission, First chapel built in 1865, present.

Shary Estate

Los Ebanos Ferry, This is the only remaining handdrawn ferry across the Rio Grande.

Square Dance Capital of the World

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