January 14, 2019

Seeing individuals and places for who and what they are and not just as faces and places passing on a train. I feel like this, at it's core, is what Operation Amigos is all about. Really SEEING PEOPLE and places.

December 24, 2018

Christmas is almost here!! We're celebrating in Mexico this year and so I thought, hey, why not talk about what Christmas is like here and why I love it?

When I was younger, we would come to Mexico every year, either at Christmas or during the summer, to visit family. C...

September 13, 2018

When I was 17 and had just graduated from high school, I got to go on an amazing 3 week trip to Europe with my AP European History teacher and lots of other kids from school. I was so thrilled! Several of my close friends were coming too and the itinerary included:...

May 4, 2018

Happy Cinco de Mayo!! 

Hey, did you know that May 5th is NOT Mexican independence day? 

SAY WHAT?! 

For real. People in Mexico don't even really celebrate it, unless they live in a certain region.

Here's the lowdown:

In 1861, Benito Juarez was president of Mexico, which was...

May 3, 2018

What does it take to come to the U.S. legally? Here's what the reality might look from where you're standing, if you were to put yourself in someone else's shoes.

April 18, 2018

There are so many truly good immigrants in the U.S. Here's the story of just one of them.

March 22, 2018

Welcome to Operation Amigos! 

What does that even mean, you ask? It means I'm on a mission that is dear to my heart. 

And to explain it, I need to start here:

I love to travel. It's just about my favorite thing to do. Thinking about an upcoming trip, to anywhere, mak...

January 7, 2017

Remember that Gilmore Girls episode where Rory is moving to Yale, and Lorelai has borrowed Luke's truck to move stuff, and she brings the  microbe mattress to Stars Hollow, but Luke needs his truck back, and the conversation that ensues is a brilliant piece of writing...

November 7, 2016

Horrible stories about people falling under trains and losing limbs are not usually my mug of hot chocolate. I used to be addicted to nothing but feel-good, heart-racing, skin-tingling, he-held-my-hand, young adult fiction. Some say that reading should be an escape, an...