First in general area as botany student, 1982?, in Chihuahua, several times in remote areas, botany and ethnobotany and agriculture. Traveled through a bit over next 20 years. Worked in AZ, NM, NV etc with non-profits fighting mining and lack of oversight, and oil and gas.
Then wife and I bought a sailboat in La Paz, having never ever sailed, got two hour lesson and spent a year in Sea of Cortez. Mainly loved big islands, Santa Rosalia and north.
Boat now in Guaymas, on hard, we are converting to all solar (removing diesel). Travel from SW Colo down to Guaymas and love it, want to learn more.