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

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

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

Changing The World Starts With You

Changing the world does not mean you have to be the richest, most powerful person on earth. Changing the world starts with one person- with an attitude. Change the way you look at life. Compliment a stranger. Hold the door … Continue reading

Being Human

I very much enjoyed reading this post, enough so that I even shared it on my own blog! No matter where life takes you, it is so important to be open to other people and cultures. I think this is one of the most important things to remember when traveling to someplace new or unfamiliar. In fact, I have decided to write an entire post about it, so be on the lookout for that soon! In the meantime, enjoy this reblog that truly emphasizes the importance of “little things.”

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou

Little Matters,

Marissa