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

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

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