"Whatever your age is, if you have a Latin mom and a passion for adventure, you will have to find a way to tell her that you are fine," Quiñonez wrote on Instagram. "This is my way."
For nine weeks, he's documented his travels through Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Mexico with photos including a sign that says "Mom, I'm fine."
"I started to take pictures in funny or scary situations with my sign," he told The LAD Bible. "Whatever the situation was, I always found a way to give my message."
He told the website that he plans to travel around South America through at least the end of the summer.