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environmental activism is risky

Around the world, at least three environmental activists die a week fighting for their cause. But out of the 185 documented killings last year, Latin America accounted for 54%. Brazil had more than…

Be Careful When Searching ANA Award Availability

Anyone familiar with utilizing the ANA or Japan Airlines websites know that these carriers like to pack a lot of information into every webpage. Compound the amount of information and density to Ja…

Afro-Latinos identify as white

AFRO-LATINOS MAKE UP 25% OF LATIN AMERICA with a population over 130 million . And yet when a Pew Research study, for the first time in history, focused on Afro-Latinos in the United States, they f…

Traveling after terrorism

I MOVED TO LONDON AT THE END of the summer of 2011. This was a couple of months after the city had exploded in riots following the police shooting of a man in Tottenham. My aunt called me a few day…

This is why I hate the term ‘gap year.’

I DIDN’T TAKE A GAP YEAR, and I don’t think I should have. If I went back to my 18-year old self today, I still wouldn’t suggest taking a year-long jaunt around the world just a f…