The Dirty Side of Mexican Tourism: How You Can Help the Environment as a Tourist

Tourism in Mexico has done wonders for the Mexican economy, but like many other things, too much of one thing is never good. Negative impacts begin to take effect when the number of visitors is greater than the environments ability to cope with the volume of the incoming tourists.     Flocking from all over … Continue reading The Dirty Side of Mexican Tourism: How You Can Help the Environment as a Tourist

How to NOT Deal with Bugs in Guatemala

After a long ten-hour bus journey down steep mountainsides and dirt gravel roads, we finally arrive in Lanquin. What the locals call "the heart of the Maya," Lanquin lies deep in the mountains of Guatemala alongside a healthy flowing river. I was pleasantly surprised to see the little huts on stilts and all the travelers … Continue reading How to NOT Deal with Bugs in Guatemala

Revolution in Chiapas: An Unstoppable Force

Throughout my years of study, I have increasingly become interested in the indigenous populations in Mexico and Central America. I have been visiting the state of Chiapas that contains the largest population of indigenous people and is also the poorest region of the state.  For the poorest state to have the most indigenous people is … Continue reading Revolution in Chiapas: An Unstoppable Force

5 Ways to Be an Effective Cultural Tourist in Mexico

Cultural tourism seems to be a slippery slope with travelers. Some think that tourism is an industry that contributes greatly to poverty reduction and economic stability in developing nations. Not everyone agrees, however, as many contests that tourism in the more rural traditional areas are catering to tourists reducing the authenticity of the culture, exploiting … Continue reading 5 Ways to Be an Effective Cultural Tourist in Mexico