What these immigration stories have in common is a set of universal values that has always inspired Americans. These Mexican families embody the hope that moves us to dream a better life for ourselves and future generations. Hope and courage. So when you look at the pictures, you can probably see yourself.
In an age of increasing awareness of world issues and global needs, there has been a recent surge in travel philanthropy or, more simply put, using travel as a means to give back. Well-intentioned people who truly want to make a difference simply don't know where to begin, or whether or not their efforts will really have an impact.