Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Getting more Latinos in the Outdoors

By Jose Gonzalez, NewsTaco This past week, a story via NPR highlighted another benefit of taking to the outdoors. The story referenced a study indicating how participation in nature activities has positive effects on cognition, specifically creativity. As the study notes: “We show that four days of immersion in nature, and the corresponding disconnection from

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Dispatches From China: Golden Week. 1.3 billion Itineraries

By Hector Flores @chicanochino, NewsTaco Golden week has come and gone and with every incarnation, the entire country is left a gasp. This time around was no different as tourist sites, airports and major cities were inundated with...

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Will Cuba’s Absurd Travel and Immigration Restrictions End?

By Yoani Sanchez, Huffington Post Latino Voices I have accumulated 20 negatives in just five years to my requests to travel. Twenty times I have tried to leave my country and just received a “no” as a...

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Dispatches From China: Casa Sweet Casa y Fideo Chino

By Hector Flores @chicanochino, NewsTaco It has been nearly 3 full weeks since my arrival to the Middle Kingdom (as the Chinese refer to their country) and I feel completely settled in and accustomed to my surrounding...

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Guapura 101: How To Pack For A Long Trip

Many of us are either currently on a vacation, or will be taking one soon, and so I thought it would be a good opportunity to share a tip that I learned a few years ago that...

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

How To Enjoy A Night Out In Reykjavik, Iceland

By Meena Thiruvengadam Reykjavik, Iceland — In most cities, the party is about over by 2 a.m. But for many in this near-Arctic European capital, it’s just getting started. Welcome to the land of the midnight sun. Here...

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

High Speed Rail Can Help Push Economic Development In Texas

High speed rail can change how we experience our local communities, state and the rest of our nation. I grew up in El Paso, a city that relies on cars to get around — despite the fact...

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Latino Kids More Likely To Die In Car Crashes

A new campaign aims to help save Latino children, who tend to die more often during car crashes. The Buckle Up For Life, or Abróchate a la Vida campaign is funded in part by Toyota and was created...

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Latinos Live in The Moment, We Travel That Way Too

I took one of the best trips of my life when I was 9 years old. It started as a day trip from Laredo, Texas, and took me, a week later, all the way to Toronto, Canada....

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

U.S. Visits To Cuba Growing

Visits by U.S. travelers are growing steadily thanks in part to President Barack Obama’s lifting of restrictions on Cubanos visiting their native land, but also probably because Raúl Castro’s government is different than his brother Fidel’s in...