Photo of the Week-Teguce, Honduras

Would you consider volunteering abroad? Volunteering while traveling is an incredibly humbling and eye opening experience. Volunteering in Honduras allowed me to completely immerse myself in the culture, get to know the local people, and to give back.

HondurasThis was the view from one of the communities where we were building pilas- above ground wells.

Guyana will Change your Life

Guyana: A Country Like No Other
The African, Caribbean, Latin American, Indian, West-Indie, and Asian cultures are all prominent throughout Guyana. WalkingSt. George's Cathedral through Georgetown was as if I was walking through a cultural time warp block to block from the various styles of music blaring from a distance, the varieties of aromas available with each step, and the colorful sights to be seen. The combinations were endless. Guyana was unlike any place I’ve ever visited. Continue reading

Making your Travels Responsible Tourism

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

With the school year well under way, I know that next summer will lead to another inevitable travel journey abroad. It’s hard to believe that just two months ago, I finished an epic journey traveling around the world and visiting 22 countries. Although I am no longer able to travel full-time at the present moment, my job enables me to reach new destinations or to experience something completely different each summer and during school holidays. Prior to my sabbatical year, I connected my abroad travel with volunteering. Reminiscing about my past “voluntourism” opportunities has me wondering what responsible tourism vacations I’ll do next! I’m already planning my next trips! Here are the highlights of some of my past responsible travel tours. Continue reading