Jerusalem History: The First and Second Temples

No visitor to Jerusalem can escape hearing references to the First Temple and the Second Temple. Learn more about the historical time periods when two different massive Jewish temples stood approximately where Al Aqsa Mosque is now located.

Population Diversity in Belize

An extraordinarily diverse yet tiny population allows Belizeans to be doubly proud of their heritage—once for their family’s background (Maya, Creole, Garífuna, Mennonite, etc.) and again for their country. Here’s an overview of Belize’s diverse demography.

A Brief History of Nome, Alaska

Alaska expert Don Pitcher gives a brief overview of the history of Nome, from the start of its gold-mining days to its role in World War II to its current tourism industry.

Environmental Issues in Chile

Chile faces a multitude of environmental issues, both urban and rural. Wayne Bernhardson discusses challenges including air, water, and noise pollution, garbage disposal, wildland conservation, and soil degradation.

What Foods Make Up Aruban Cuisine?

Aruban cuisine has been influenced by the history and the diversity of cultures that inhabit the island. Author and resident Rosalie Klein talks about what foods you’ll encounter and what foods not to miss when visiting Aruba.

Gender and Family Values in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a land caught between striving to develop feminist leaders and being stuck in its traditions. Author Erin Van Rheenen explores the ins and outs of gender and family values in Costa Rica and how the two play a role in everyday life.