Cultural Immersion

Books for the Road: Colombia

Books for the Road: Colombia

Known for its diverse fauna and flora, jaw dropping scenery, and warm people Colombia is also recognized its literature and arts. From famous authors and poets to sculptors and singers, Colombia has made its mark in history. Here are 10 books to read on Colombia.

Meet Our Partner: Vía Orgánica Mexico

Meet Our Partner: Vía Orgánica Mexico

Mexico has an incredibly diverse range of terrains, cuisines and traditions. The region of Guanajuato is a leader in sustainable agriculture, and when we visit we take a recorrido around the grounds of Vía Orgánica to learn about the native and adaptive species growing all around the farm that in turn feed and educate the local community. Co-founder Rosana Álvarez shows us the roots and vision of this incredible organization.

Five Ways to Embrace Culture Shock

Five Ways to Embrace Culture Shock

Whether you’re a well-versed globetrotter or have just caught the travel bug, culture shock is a real experience that most people encounter at some point on their ventures. We invited blogger Jennifer Fitzpatrick to share about her experience with culture shock on a recent trip to Nepal. Here are her five tips.

Top 5 Ways Language Will Transform Your Travels

 Top 5 Ways Language Will Transform Your Travels

Learning a foreign language before traveling to a country that speaks that language will enhance your travel experiences immensely. At the same time, traveling to a country that speaks the language you’re learning will catapult your language skills to the next level.

5 ways to sound like a native Spanish speaker on your travels

5 ways to sound like a native Spanish speaker on your travels

Did you know that Spanish is the official language in 21 countries? ¡Qué sorprendente! An estimated 450 million people speak Spanish around the globe, making it the second most spoken language en el mundo (second only to Mandarin)!  Imagine how many different cultures and the wide variety of people you could connect with on a deeper level by speaking their language!               

4 Resolutions for Travelers

4 Resolutions for Travelers

With the New Year comes a fresh season to see travel with new eyes. Perhaps this year you already have set travel plans, or maybe you won’t be able to travel at all. Regardless, now is a great time to keep that spirit alive with a renewed perspective whether your ventures take you near or far.