How to Volunteer in Cambodia and Do it Responsibly

How to Volunteer in Cambodia and Do it Responsibly

Thank you to Aviv Hochbaum for helping me spread the word on how to volunteer in Cambodia, a country I visited in fall 2014, and do so in a responsible manner. In this guest post, she recommends 10 opportunities with local organizations.

The World Water Crisis: How Travelers Can Help

The World Water Crisis: How Travelers Can Help

Today is World Water Day, which brings attention to the world water crisis. 2.1 billion people around the globe don’t have access to clean drinking water at home – of those, 263 million have to travel for more than 30 minutes to collect water. Anyone who 

(More) Organizations Empowering Women around the World

(More) Organizations Empowering Women around the World

Today is International Women’s Day, which is dedicated to celebrating “the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.” However, it also recognizes that in many places in the world – even in the developed world – women are still being systemically denied many of the same 

Organizations Empowering Women around the World

Organizations Empowering Women around the World

Today is International Women’s Day, which is dedicated to celebrating “the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.” However, it also recognizes that in many places in the world – even in the developed world – women are still being systemically denied many of the same 

Womentum Pays it Forward to Help Women around the World

Womentum Pays it Forward to Help Women around the World

Prabha Dublish is the co-founder of Womentum, a non-profit organization that crowdfunds donations to help women in developing countries start their own businesses. Prabha got the idea for Womentum after a trip to Delhi, India, in summer 2015. Womentum launched in April 2016 and has since funded women entrepreneurs in India, Uganda, 

Best Places to Volunteer with Animals around the World

Best Places to Volunteer with Animals around the World

The best places to volunteer with animals are sanctuaries, NGOs and grassroots groups that make the care of the animals their top priority.

Best Places to See Elephants in Southeast Asia

Best Places to See Elephants in Southeast Asia

The best places to see elephants in Southeast Asia are sanctuaries that promote education and conservation instead of exploitation. Inspired by my recent visit to the island of Palawan in the Philippines, where I was lucky enough to swim with whale sharks in a completely 

More Responsible Wildlife Encounters from Around the World

More Responsible Wildlife Encounters from Around the World

Inspired by my recent visit to the island of Palawan in the Philippines, where I was lucky enough to swim with whale sharks in a completely natural settling, I wanted to spread the word about other tours, attractions and experiences that are encouraging positive interactions 

Responsible Wildlife Encounters from Around the World

Responsible Wildlife Encounters from Around the World

Top Responsible Wildlife Encounters Inspired by my recent visit to the island of Palawan in the Philippines, where I was lucky enough to swim with whale sharks in a completely natural setting, I wanted to spread the word about other tours, attractions, and experiences that 

Humanity Unified International: Empowering Women and Communities

Humanity Unified International: Empowering Women and Communities

Maria Russo is the executive director of Humanity Unified International, a non-profit organization she co-founded with her husband, Anthony, in 2015 with the goal of lifting vulnerable populations out of poverty through education, food security programs and economic opportunities. She recently took time from her busy schedule –