My immigrant family achieved the American Dream. Then I started to question it.

I tried for years to keep my life and work separate. I’m so glad I stopped.


Millions of Americans say they’d consider leaving the U.S. Here’s why I already have.

The Atlantic:

How millennials are changing travel

Traveling while Latino

Traveling teaches students in a way schools can’t

Why teachers of color quit

Should schools teach kids to meditate?

The plight of being a gay teacher

Why many Latinos dread going to the doctor

Is it possible to teach children to be less prejudiced?

Matador Network:

The travel industry thinks millennials are out to change the world. Here’s a reality check.

 Why don’t women celebrate their travel accomplishments the way they celebrate engagements?

Dear travelers: please don’t take photos in developing countries until you’ve asked yourself these 6 things

Let’s stop pretending our travels to developing countries automatically help the poor.

4 ways Americans are taught the “white savior complex” (and what we can do about it)

In Napa, Mexican Americans have gone from migrant workers to vineyard owners. Here are 10 Latino-owned wineries to visit.

Meet the Latinx chef cooking “liberation cuisine” to create social change.

7 things “developing” countries do better than the United States

 Is rock-climbing a “white sport”? These epic climbers of color are proving otherwise.

4 things study abroad programs get wrong (and what we can do about it)

7 assumptions we need to stop making when traveling to developing countries

Let’s stop pretending life is safer here at home

Is back-to-school feeling stagnant? Meet the families taking education on the road.

18 things I learned from my Mexican mother.

5 uncomfortable truths about living in San Francisco

6 uncomfortable truths about traveling in Southeast Asia

5 uncomfortable truths about living in a blue state

6 uncomfortable truths about life in the United States

4 things Donald Trump got so wrong about Mexican immigrants

6 things Southerners refuse to acknowledge about the Confederate flag

It’s time to redefine Columbus Day in the U.S. Here are 6 reasons why.

How to combat loneliness as a traveler

4 things I misunderstood about life before I started traveling

 I became a freelance writer two and a half years ago. Here’s what I totally underestimated.