Day 50: Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexican Independence Day…and other things.

In my hometown, the lock down started on St. Patrick’s Day and is slowly starting to be lifted today, Cinco de Mayo. I doubt we’ll fully reopen until sometime in June. We’ve been doing this for 50 days now. It feels like some kind of weird accomplishment. I wonder which other holidays will be affected by the pandemic? We’re set to miss Mother’s Day, and … Continue reading Day 50: Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexican Independence Day…and other things.

Pros and Cons of Cruises

Mexico was my first experience abroad, but it wasn’t the first time I flew in an airplane. My first time in an airplane was when I went on my honeymoon to hop aboard a Carnival Cruise. The novelty of flying has definitely worn off since then. Cruises are a great way to travel for some, but it’s not without its disadvantages. Here are some pros … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Cruises

Are mission trips just modern-day colonialism?

In 2002, I went to another country for the first time.  I was in my teens and quite passionate about religion.  I joined my church on a mission trip to Reynosa, Mexico.  Sadly, I have few pictures of the trip, but my favorite one is of me interacting with a little Mexican boy. From that first trip, I knew I was going to be a traveler. … Continue reading Are mission trips just modern-day colonialism?