Central America Archive

Four unique places to vacation in the Caribbean

When planning a Caribbean vacation, it’s important to choose an island that will fulfill your expectations. For many people, the ideal Caribbean experience is one of palm fringed beaches of powdery white sand, and turquoise waters. While there are many islands like this, some fit the bill more than others. (more…)

Mexico City: From Aztec Capital to Modern City

Mexico City, or the Distrito Federal, is one of the oldest, largest, and most prosperous cities in the Americas. This city of stark contrasts has been the center of Mexican culture and history since the Aztecs arrived in the city. From its founding, Mexico City has been a city of warriors, conquerors, rebels, and revolutionaries.

The Aztec god Huitzilopochtli sent his wandering subjects in search of a promised land. They sought an eagle with a serpent in its mouth perched on a cactus. The wandering tribe encountered this sign around a series of lakes in south central Mexico. This was the site of Tenochtitlan, the capital city of the Aztec empire. (more…)