Celebrating Day of the Dead in Mexico

I had long wanted to celebrate Day of the Dead in Mexico City and in Mexico in general. After seeing the opening scene in James Bond 007 Spectre (watch the scene here – the parade and hotel are both featured), I set two goals. One was to stay at the gorgeous hotel featured in the film–the…

Did you know 4 Environmental Activists Are Killed Every Week?

I came across this article yesterday and was dumbfounded by these statistics. According to a new report by the international NGO Global Witness, in 2017, paramilitaries, government troops, hired gangsters and smugglers killed 207 people trying to protect the environment from agribusinesses trying to set up cattle ranches and sugarcane plantations. Read more…

What Does “Stay Woke” Mean?

It’s an American slag term and an incorrect tense of the word “awake”; however, that doesn’t diminish its importance in modern-day society. If you look it up in urbandictionary.com, you’ll find a few different definitions. This is my favorite: “Getting woke is like being in the Matrix and taking the red pill. You get a sudden…