Microfinance Panoramas from Guatemala

Microfinance in Guatemala

What does a family-run small business launched or expanded with the help of a microloan look like?We offer a couple of answers...in three dimensions.Maybe you've seen our photo essays from microfinance programs in Guatemala and India. Now we share a three-dimensional inside look - via 360 degree panoramic photography - at two small family-run businesses in … [Read more...]

Images of Today’s El Salvador

El Salvador is one of those places I recall from my childhood, but for all the "wrong" reasons. Newscasts in the 1980s equated the country with menacing jungles, death squads and guerrillas. Our recent conversations suggest that for many, El Salvador's image as dangerous and gun-prone persists today. … [Read more...]

Best Value Meals: Five Continents, Quotable Quotes, and a Winner

Last month, we asked readers to share their most satisfying value meal experience for a chance at a gift certificate.The resulting entries from five continents (Africa and Antarctica conspicuously absent) did not disappoint. Some of the entries made us laugh. Some even made us cry. And all of them made our mouths water. Here are a few representative quotes … [Read more...]

Lensbaby, GPS upgrade, and a Mac: What’s New in Our Packs

Nikon D300

We physically feel the weight of our equipment day in and day out. After settling down for a few days in northern Nicaragua recently, we unpacked and were visually reminded of it all, too.Although the contents of our gadget bags haven't changed drastically since we first shared the nuts and bolts of our digital nomadism, a few items have.Here’s what’s new in … [Read more...]