How I Saved $15,000 for my Trip Around the World

"Are you rich?" "How can you afford to travel so much?" These are the first questions people ask me when I tell them how often I travel. As a millennial, I fully understand the struggle to stay afloat financially. Most 20 somethings are just starting their careers and learning to live independently. Student loans, rent, … Continue reading How I Saved $15,000 for my Trip Around the World

5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Solo Travel

As I diligently prepared for my six week trip to Europe, I could not help but boast about my upcoming adventures and all the exciting things I would be doing. I noticed a common response after I mentioned I would be traveling for a couple of those weeks by myself. Most people were concerned about … Continue reading 5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Solo Travel

15 Essentials for Camping in the Costa Rican Rainforest

1. Dry Sack: It's called the rainforest for a reason. It's wet and moist all the time here, a dry sack will keep all of your valuables protected. 2. Waterproof Jacket: It's lightweight and works well against light to heavy rain. It will dry quickly which is important. 3. Baby Powder: Things tend to mold … Continue reading 15 Essentials for Camping in the Costa Rican Rainforest

Revolutionary Figures in Latin American history: The Many Faces of Che Guevara

The presence of revolutionary leaders in Latin American culture is undeniable. As I travel through Central America I come across merchandise involving leaders such as Che Guevara and Sandino. Both are admired for their self-sacrifice and are considered martyrs of the people for fighting against the imperialism of the US government. Being from the United … Continue reading Revolutionary Figures in Latin American history: The Many Faces of Che Guevara

Missions?: The Good, the Bad and the Mystery

Is there an important distinction between religious missionaries and the people who seek to improve the lives of the less fortunate? Although many would assume that they come hand in hand, missions have been a topic of controversy for many years. While the basis of the church is to spread peace, hope, and moral well-being … Continue reading Missions?: The Good, the Bad and the Mystery

Moving Forwards, Not Backwards: Education in Honduras

Education is one of the most important factors in bringing countries out of poverty. Affordable and quality education can drastically improve the lives of citizens and benefit the country as a whole. However, Honduras struggles to keep up with education standards on at the regional global level. Honduras is one of the most poverty-stricken areas … Continue reading Moving Forwards, Not Backwards: Education in Honduras

How to Stay Healthy while Backpacking through Central America

Maintaining positive health while traveling can be a challenge. Foreign countries and foreign food can put quite a strain on your body and mind since it is trying to adjust to something new. Here are some basic but important factors to help maintain your health abroad. 1. Good Night Sleep: Traveling can be quite strenuous … Continue reading How to Stay Healthy while Backpacking through Central America