Culture Archives - Travel Deep and Wide

August 6, 2015
The Many Faces of Japan: 7 Decades After Hiroshima

The Many Faces of Japan: 7 Decades After Hiroshima

On this 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we as American travelers recognize the many faces of the US-Japan relationship, in both war […]
July 20, 2015
Cowboy Round-Up and Horses Dancing in Mexico

Cowboy Roundup with Dancing Horses in Mexico

In the little pueblo of San Juan Cosala, we made one of those great “stumble upon” discoveries on a Sunday afternoon. We pulled over to watch an […]
June 13, 2015
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Child Labor in Mexico: A Working Solution

We recently came face-to-face with the heartbreaking reality of unrelenting child labor in Mexico: child field workers. Philosophically, we wrestle with the abuse we saw. Even […]
June 5, 2015

A Traveler’s Thanksgiving Tradition: Wherever, Whenever

Our Spanish villa is abuzz with excited energy. Josiah is sweeping our glazed terracotta veranda. Hannah is wiping up the table and clearing breakfast dishes. Jeremiah […]
April 22, 2015

Mexican Wedding: Celebration with Simplicity

We were honored guests at a simple Christian wedding in the barrios of Manzanillo. The quiet simplicity stood in dramatic contrast to most Mexican weddings. Throughout […]
February 3, 2015

At the End of the World: Mayans of Punta Gorda

Our Day With The Mayans. We visited the Mayans of Punta Gorda Belize in  2012. Time magazine declared 2012, “the year of the Mayans.” We were […]
November 25, 2014
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450th Anniversary of the Mexico-Philippine Expedition

The friendly, first-time banter between me and a Mexican man (call him Carlos) usually goes something like this. We exchange greetings, then he throws out the […]
November 24, 2014

Lake Chapala Malecon: What the US Media Isn’t Telling You

Forget burned out gas stations, warring drug lords, and American tourists being targeted for crime. Lake Chapala, Mexico’s largest freshwater lake, is not making the U.S. […]