Walking past perfect little brownstones bordered by perfectly-sized trees full of leaves on a seemingly perfect Old Town street on a crisp perfect September afternoon reminds me of my perfect existance. Wait. No it doesn't.
I loved these streets of… Read More
There are countless number of volunteer opportunities abroad, each one more diverse than the next. From teaching little kids to rehabilitating wildlife to helping emerging rural businesses become sustainable.
Many volunteers come in with a clear vision.… Read More
“Where do I start?”
Some people come to us and tell us exactly what volunteering project they would like to do. They're the easy ones. Others come to us without a clue. And that's okay too.
“Where do I start?”… Read More
I was eating my Chipotle burrito bowl on a snowy April afternoon when I eavesdropped on three students from my former university. They discussed Kant and Socrates, reciting from their books word for word before… Read More
For many of us the joy in traveling includes seeing local wildlife in exotic locations. We dream of the giant tortoises of the Galapagos, traversing the African savannah on a safari, swimming in the Great Barrier, riding on a polar… Read More
Its hard to explain to others why volunteering is selfless when sometimes it feels so selfish.
Once a week in Thailand, I lead adult English classes for working girls. Most classes were improvised. The teaching… Read More
Every country can bring you new and diverse volunteering experiences into your life. Sometimes deciding and planning on where to go and what to do can seem overwhelming, but with a little help, the entire planning process can go down… Read More
If there was one quality I would want in a travel partner it is the ability to adapt. Stuff happens when traveling. Flights get cancelled, busses break down, things get stolen. The ability to adapt often puts you three steps… Read More
For some the thought of traveling or volunteering abroad alone is terrifying, but going at it alone has many perks. When you finally do overcome the fear and anxiety of traveling by yourself, you discover there are an infinite amount… Read More
Even though volunteering abroad is a cost-effective way to travel, when you add up all the costs, like airfare, insurance, spending money for sight-seeing, the total can possibly overwhelm you.
You shouldn't let financial barriers keep you from pursuing a… Read More
Volunteering abroad as a family can help shape your child's future. Immersing yourself in a new culture away from privilege can bring about invaluable lessons. You coerce your family to work together, share ideas and experiences, that will hold your… Read More