I found this article about the Value of a Sherpa’s Life, and it really got me thinking. It’s hard not to relish an experience like summiting a mountain. Of course, I […]
If going somewhere new around the world isn’t awesome enough, being able to do something good while you’re there is the cherry on the cupcake. Whether you’re interested in helping to rebuild homes after natural disasters, teaching children, or assisting with wildlife rehabilitation (my personal fave, no offence kids), there are oodles and oodles of opportunities all around the world just waiting for people to sign up.
If you are up to spending even one night in a tent in the Andasibe rainforest with the lemurs, the “music” of the indri, is all the reason you will […]
Six and a half weeks ago I left Canada for what was bound to be the most terrifying thing I’d ever done. I’d spent the last 48 hours pre-departure second-guessing […]
Last summer I had a crazy idea that I was going to go to Africa and volunteer at a monkey and wildlife rehabilitation centre. Since making that decision, my “couple […]
This world and everything on it is so vast, so complex, so connected. It is a marvel so stupefying it it is difficult to grasp; it is a marvel so fantastic, it’s hard to believe it’s all real, yet it is, and it’s begging to be explored.
As every avid adventurer can surely relate, adventure is its own reward. The journey, the opportunity to explore and to meet new people and experience new cultures… these are incomparable marvels. But as exciting as all of that is, there is something that makes those experiences even more profound when you have the opportunity to give back and serve a meaningful cause…
It’s hard to believe that in a matter of months, I’ll be stuffing the bear essentials into a backpack and flying to Africa. To be perfectly honest, I’m absolutely terrified, […]
I recently had a conversation about my trip which whole-heartedly re-inspired me through all the trepidation. But one thing remains elusive: Madagascar. It’s one of those “must-see” places for my […]
Initially, my “African pilgrimage” was intended to be all for me, an opportunity for a grand life experience, to see an exotic, wild part of the world that has had me […]