• Travel Tip: Variety is key for currency!

    I've been watching the recent news in India with keen interest. In case you missed it, in November 2016, PM Modi announced all 500 and 1000 denominations would no longer be accepted. This would remove...
    Monday, December 5th, 2016
  • Would you go without a camera?

    I was recently chatting with a friend about the challenges of affluent countries sending volunteers to not-so-affluent countries. Out of that I heard one of the best lines I've come across in a while... Would...
    Monday, November 7th, 2016
  • A trip to the UK

    I recently went on a trip to the UK. It was my first time visiting England and Scotland and I didn't really know what to expect. If anything, I was skeptical as to whether I...
    Monday, October 3rd, 2016
  • Beginning at the end

    When you travel overseas there is a decent amount of preparation to do. It can include booking flights, passports, visas, injections, packing, learning a bit of the language, researching the culture, knowing what electrical sockets...
    Sunday, January 31st, 2016
  • Voluntourism Part 9: Wrapping it up…for now

    This series on voluntourism on my blog has been interesting for me to write...hopefully it has been interesting for someone to read too! To share some final thoughts on the topic (for now), I want...
    Monday, September 14th, 2015
  • Voluntourism Part 8: Learning, not length, matters most

    DOES LENGTH OF STAY MATTER when it comes to a volunteering trip overseas? A common argument against volunteering trips overseas is that they are too short - you come in, then you leave, and what...
    Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
  • Voluntourism Part 6: And now for some positives

    In this series I want to explore both the positive and the negative sides of voluntourism. Today is a focus on the positive - how voluntourism works to build bridges between cultures. Source: http://www.discprofiles4u.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/DiSC-Assessment-Test.jpg For...
    Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
  • Great article: Advantages of cross-cultural experiences for children.

    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/our-children-could-learn-from-living-in-the-third-world-writes-angela-mollard/story-fnet08ui-1226994971740 Enjoy.
    Sunday, July 20th, 2014
  • Book Review: The Happiest Refugee

    There is nothing like personal experience when it comes to cross-cultural awareness. And I love hearing about others' experiences - it is always enlightening.This book fits the above, but at the same time is absolutely...
    Sunday, July 6th, 2014