At a Glance: Haiti

Haiti was an amazing experience. I traveled there with an amazing group called Volunteers for Peace. In the three weeks I was there I was able to participate in cultural immersion activities as well as work on a clean water project. While living conditions were very modest, the hosts we stayed with welcomed us into our […]

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La Vallée, Haiti: Weeks 2 and 3, January 2015

I was happy when I headed for LaVallee, a small community in the mountains about 4 hours from the capital. LaVallee was like a little slice of paradise to me. The temperature was a lot cooler and the people were warm, welcoming, and treated you like family. There were always children around, which always warmed […]

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Week 1, December 2014

My birthday is always a hard one to plan around. Most of my friends are gone on Christmas Eve to be with their families for the holidays. This year I wanted to do something special, as it was my 21st birthday. Not being a party person, Vegas was out of the question. I decided I would […]

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At a Glance: Cambodia

Cambodia was the very first country I traveled to. I always knew that I wanted to travel the world, but what I didn’t know was that I would dive head-first into the world of humanitarian work and travel to developing nations. When most people think about the first country they want to visit, Europe typically […]

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Phnom Penh & Mondulkiri, Cambodia: Week 3, July 2013

I spent the third week of my visit in the East, in the jungle, with the elephants (and spiders) at an elephant sanctuary. This was quite the experience. I never thought in a million years I would find myself in a remote jungle in Southeast Asia, but there I was (and becoming a better person […]

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Siem Reap, Cambodia: Week 1 and 2, July 2013

I always knew I wanted to be an explorer when I grew up, that I wanted to travel the world – I just didn’t know how to start. My very first week of college I took the first step in what would become a lifelong journey for me. After a presentation made by past volunteers, […]

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