lima market

Featured, Peru, Photo Documentaries, Volunteering

Feeding the Masses in Puente Piedra

5 Comments 11 November 2014

Three times every day 50+ people sit down at wooden tables with colorful plastic plates piled high with food at Project Peru, the refuge my niece and I had been volunteering at outside of Lima for a week. I knew it was no easy process to put food on those plates every day, as kids [...]

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Las Laderas

Peru, Volunteering

Building Homes in Las Laderas Peru

9 Comments 04 November 2014

The hills of Las Laderas were brown and barren of trees, however they were dotted with little colorful cubes representing simple houses. Josue told me many of these houses built into the hills were filled with single mothers which immediately made my heart sink. The homes were very simple, some made of brick, some of [...]

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volunteering in Lima

Peru, Volunteering

Project Peru

3 Comments 28 October 2014

How do you find good, legitimate volunteering opportunities when you travel? I get this question all the time and like most things in life – it takes some work and some luck. When Megan said she wanted to spend some time volunteering abroad I was overjoyed. I was excited to do a volunteer project again [...]

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poi making kauai hawaii

America, Experiences, Volunteering

Tuesday Wednesday Poiday Friday

3 Comments 15 April 2014

“I’ve been coming to poi day since 2001, “ his eyes crinkled in a smile as he fiddled with his fishing net, “I like to come meet people and talk story.” Charlie said. ‘Uncle’ Charlie was one of many old timers I met who showed up every Thursday to make poi as part of a [...]

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volunteer hawaii

America, Experiences, Volunteering

Protecting Hawaii from Invasive Tourism

3 Comments 17 December 2013

The sweat was rolling down my face as I stared intently at the green leaf. Did it meet the criteria? I picked up my example leaf and placed it next to the one that held my gaze. I compared it – were the points of the leaves the same? Was the stem the same? The [...]

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chair

ESL, Featured, Volunteering

Teaching in the Past, Present, and Future Tense

13 Comments 25 June 2013

My computer blurts out a tone that tells me I have a Facebook chat message, “Shit!” I mumble – I get mad at myself as I realize that somehow my chat got turned on again unknowingly (damn technology) and now I was going to get sidetracked from writing. When I clicked over prepared to ignore [...]

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America, Experiences, Featured, Photo Documentaries, Volunteering

The Purrfect Sanctuary in Lanai

16 Comments 16 November 2012

We use the expression “herding cats” to refer to refers to an attempt to control or organize a group which is uncontrollable or chaotic.  It depicts something difficult, challenging, and nearly impossible.  However on the island of Lana’i “herding cats” is common place – and the volunteers of Lana’i Animal Rescue Center (LARC) make it [...]

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Feynan bedouin

Experiences, Jordan, Lodging, Volunteering

Unplugged Travel

14 Comments 27 January 2011

Smoke billowed throughout the tent and left the area a-glow in orange. The flames lapped up from beneath the metal spherical disk. She pounded the dough into a flat pizza like form and simultaneously stoked the fire with more wood with her free hand. The spherical metal ‘griddle’ was just the right temperature…thwak! The flattened [...]

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Sherry traveling the world

I'm Sherry, a corporate cube dweller turned nomadic traveler. I travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations to bring you unique travel experiences and photography. But it's not just about travel, it's also about life experiences of a middle age wanderer.
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Ireland -> Belgium

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