We embarked on our panamerican journey to see new parts of the world and to see the world in new ways. Nearly a year and a half later, we find ourselves still on the road, having found gainful employment that doesn’t require the traditional office. A small part of that employment has been journalism.

The stories that we have pursued fall largely under the “ecological” category. This is partly by chance and partly by nature.

The chance aspect has to do with our four month stay in Troncones, Mexico, at the outset of this voyage. By pure coincidence, Troncones played host to a field experiment in mosquito control using old truck tires as mosquito traps. A few questions about the strange contraptions soon had me interviewing the people involved in the project and from there, the story evolved.

The “by nature” part of the equation comes from living outdoors in Latin America. Ecological conservation is a ubiquitous and frequently controversial topic throughout Latin America.

  1. Low-cost mosquito control methods in rural Mexico
  2. Ecological conservation in post-war Colombia
  3. Colombian coffee growers adapt to a changing climate
  4. Water security along Peru’s Rimac River watershed