Travel Blog

From our travelers while abroad.

Recent Trip Posts

A Simpler Life

A Simpler Life

EMILY VANHAITSMA – We adjusted to the altitude together, bargained in the markets together, and hiked up mountains we thought were impossible to climb.

Missing Where I Used to Be

Missing Where I Used to Be

TESS YOUMANS – I have always been comfortable with the discomforts that come along with travel; cold showers, unexpected weather, language barriers, running out of currency, the list goes on.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

TIMKO BLYSNIUK – I understood that the early wake-up was to avoid the hordes of tourists that would overtake the archaeological site in the more reasonable hours in the morning, but even then my brain wasn’t convinced that it was the correct move.

Fanny Packs and Bucket Hats

Fanny Packs and Bucket Hats

KEIRA GROBBEL – While some visited the Temple of Sun, and others toured the coffee museum, I, along with Tess, Alex, Charlie, and Emily, wandered the streets of the city.

Trek Day Two: Urubamba Views

Trek Day Two: Urubamba Views

SAFFRON JAMES -The terrain for the first half of the day was a lot of steep ups and downs. Even though the hiking was tiring the view was more than worth it.

Trek Day One: Biking Down the Malaga

Trek Day One: Biking Down the Malaga

JACQUES FINCH – As we were driving up the mountain, we started to drive into a cloud, which I assumed we would probably drive out of soon. But when we kept driving and stayed inside of the cloud, . . .

Goodbyes for Ninos del Sol

Goodbyes for Ninos del Sol

ALICIA ANDERSON -Today is the last day working with the ninos and I don’t think I have ever cried this much. I have gone through a lot of hard times and it surprises me that leaving a group of people I have only known for a week could hurt me more than ever.

This Moment – Black Gold

This Moment – Black Gold

ALEXANDRIA D’ANTONIO – Initially, Avishai wanted three strong boys to help with the compost project but instead he got Ashley and I as volunteers, and we hauled ass.

Trips to be added:

   1999:     Ireland2000:  Scotland2001: Italy/Greece   2002:     Japan   2003:  Alaska, Canada2003: Hungary2004: Costa Rica2005: India and Ladakh2006: Scandinavia
2007: Dominica    2008:      China    2008:   Iceland2009: Northern Ireland     2009:      Nepal2009: American  Road Trip I     2010:       Peru 2011: Cuba & Belize  2012:    Turkey
2013: Guatemala2013: American Road Trip 2    2014:    Hawaii2015: Costa Rica2016: Cuba2016: Italy2017: Peru2018: Tanzania2019:    Bigfoot Hunt   (Pacific NW)
2020: Eastern Europe        

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