I have been to Antigua, Guatemala twice in the past couple of months. It's like Disneyland on pot: It is the happiest place on earth, just a lot more mellow.
On Tuesday, August 21, the Denver Film Society will feature Mayan Renaissance a 68-minute, feature length documentary shot in Guatemala, "which documents the glory of the ancient Maya civilization.
It may not be easy to let your kids fly the coup, but being an Empty Nester has its advantages -- especially when it comes to travel.
People are making billions of dollars every year off the Maya. There is the Mundo Maya, Riviera Maya, Playa Maya, Ruta Maya, but the Maya aren't profiting from this. They are the employees rather than the owners.
If you and your significant other identify more with the less-than-traditional set of newlyweds, why not jet off to some exotic, unexpected locale instead?
Ruth DeGolia quickly realized that "the best way to get a dollar to a kid is to put the dollar in the hands of a mom." And those mothers were talented weavers and sewers who just didn't have a large enough of a market to sell their handmade clothes, scarves and accessories.
The Drug War is over. The U.S. government hasn't stopped arresting people for using pot and other illicit substances. But no one seriously believes Washington is going to "win," whatever that means.
From my volunteering experiences in Guatemala, the most valuable lesson I took away is that learning by helping others is truly a priceless reward.
Full and sustained implementation of GHI's principles is the best way to ensure that U.S. global health programs make a real, measurable difference in the lives of those served by U.S. foreign assistance, and that U.S. dollars are spent effectively.
I knew instantly this was going to be my home away from home, especially since it had been described in one reviews as dark smoky places with surly bartenders, drunks who speak Latin, soulful musicians, oddballs and freaks.
I didn't want my nerves to distract me from my experiences abroad, so on a whim, I bought myself a journal and challenged myself to write, every day, for the next 100 days. Writing every day will help me to capture moments during my travels that I hope to remember for years to come -- little happenings that make a world of difference.
Whether you prefer picnicking on Tahoe's shores or cave tubing in Belize, fresh water has something to offer.
I've lost count of which trip this is, which for me is a very good thing. I know I am a visitor and will likely always be one, but I am not a tourist -- I don't come to see anything, but instead I come to see people, the same people each time.
When we think of summer, we picture gorgeous pools.
Celebrating women has special significance and points to the diversity and creativity of their visions and their sheer courage and gumption.
Rape, invisible and ubiquitous, is perceived as sexual and inevitable, and we tend to think of children and women as collaterally damaged during war. In truth, all over the world, girls and women are fully, bodily engaged in conflict.