Don’t Think We Forgot About The Chicago Pizza!

Continuing on with our adventure through Chicago, we added a new international visitor to the mix. Having friends from both Sweden and France in town, we had to make a stop at Giordano’s for some delicious, Chicago style deep dish … Continue reading

When Sweden Meets Chicago

Amidst all the other great reasons to volunteer abroad, there are the close friends you will meet along your journey. Sara is one of those, and she recently came to see my sister and I, and of course the wonderful … Continue reading

African Impact is Going Beyond the Roots!

Sending a shoutout to African Impact on this very special day as they celebrate 10 years of leadership and innovation in responsible volunteer travel! In honor of their 10th anniversary, African Impact has launched an initiative called Beyond the Roots, … Continue reading

Until Next Time, Zambia

I recently put together this video as a memento of my time in Zambia, and to give others a small glimpse into how I spent my holidays. For more on my experiences volunteering check out my previous blog posts. Enjoy! Questions about Zambia … Continue reading

Life Lessons From a Seven-Year-Old

A few months ago I returned from Zambia on a volunteer teaching program. I went there to teach kids in the community. But I came back home with the discovery that not only did I teach them, but they taught me. … Continue reading

Top 4 Ways to Reduce Stress While Traveling

No matter where you are traveling, there is always a lot of planning that is associated so you will be prepared, especially if you have other commitments that you have to take care of at home. Hopefully these tips will … Continue reading

Traveling Within Borders

If you have been keeping up with my blog you will know that I recently went on my first road trip about a month ago. It was a fantastic spring break, but it also made me realize something special. Travel … Continue reading

Music, Art, and Vampires

Of course, we had to start off our last full day in New Orleans with early morning beignets from Cafe DuMonde. We enjoyed the beautiful weather and indulged in the doughy, powder sugary goodness while looking over the Mississippi River. … Continue reading