J.K Rowling and Orphanages: The True and False of Volunteering With Institutionalized Children

In August of 2016, J.K Rowling went out with a series of Tweets against the practice of volunteering with children in institutions: The charity I have just been asked to support offers (doubtless well-intentioned) Westerners 'volunteer experiences' in child institutions. — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 21, 2016 … perpetuates this highly damaging system and encourages […]

How to Start Searching for Your Volunteering Abroad Opportunity

If you’ve given the idea of volunteering abroad some thought, you probably found yourself thinking “Where do I Begin?” and rest assured – you are not alone. As travel is changing, more people are looking for authentic experiences that allow them to include a volunteering aspect to their adventure abroad. With more interested individuals came more […]

10 Travel Tips For The Adventurous Woman

Day One: Take a deep breath. Just walk outside, it’s not that hard. You’ve done it a million times. I was in Paris, on my very first day alone. Gathering my courage, I pulled open the front door. Just before I stepped outside, I caught a glimpse of myself in the hall mirror. I looked […]