Monthly Archives: August 2012

4 Things Americans Get Wrong About Mexico

Posted by on August 26, 2012

I’ve taken four trips to Mexico in the last 18 months, which is the most travel I’ve ever done in Mexico.

That being said, I’ve barely scratched the surface when it comes to exploring the country. I’ve been to every US state, all but one Canadian province and until recently I couldn’t even tell you how many Mexican states there were, let alone how many I’ve been to.

Like most Americans, I haven’t given Mexico the same degree of thought or attention as I had to other parts of the world. Due to differences in culture and language, many people in the US have serious misconceptions about Mexico even though we are next door neighbors (or perhaps because we are).

Here are four things Americans consistently get wrong about Mexico: (more…)

Will The Moonwalkers Die Out Before We See Another?

Posted by on August 25, 2012

Neil Armstrong 1930-2012

Neil Armstrong 1930-2012

With the passing of Neil Armstrong today, I thought it appropriate to bring up an interesting question that I wrote about several years ago on my personal blog before I started traveling.

I was born on August 24, 1969. It was exactly 34 days after Neil Armstrong landed on the moon on July 20 of the same year. That means that I was one of the first people born into a world where there were footprints on the moon. I have never known a day in my life where I didn’t share the planet with someone who walked on the surface of the moon.

The question I’ve been wondering is: we will always live in a world where there are human beings who have walked on the moon?

To put it in other terms: will humans return to the moon before the last moonwalker dies? (more…)