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Is Tourism Exploitation?

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A market under the portal at the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Many people believe travel is the geographic cure for what ails us in our daily routines. Physically relocating allows us distance enough from home, and our homelands, to put our lives in clearer perspective.

This was the case for commentator Andrea Mays on a recent family vacation to Puerto Rico.

Andrea Mays is an American Studies scholar who lives in Santa Fe. Her bi-weekly column, Here’s The Thing, is published in the Santa Fe Reporter. You can read the full piece here.