A Note about Voluntourism

One of the things I always try to be mindful of when I travel (especially when I am traveling to do volunteer work/humanitarian aid work) is that I am cautious of activities that might push me into the realm of Voluntourism. When I give lectures about the work I do (hoping to inspire the next […]

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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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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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More Than a Number – Molyvos, Lesbos, Greece

Once again, I have fallen a bit behind in writing and posting updates about my time here on Lesbos. So much has happened in the last few weeks that have kept me busy – and exhausted – so I haven’t had much time to write. But I felt I needed to take the time to […]

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Molyvos, Lesbos, Greece

It has been a while since I have posted, but I have been settling into my new role/life in one of the most beautiful places I have ever been in the world: Molyvos, Greece. I have been here about two weeks now and it has been an adjustment in several ways, though not all of […]

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