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Gwen Chronicles Brazil

How A Young Woman Raises Cystic Fibrosis Awareness In Brazil

BY WENDY HUNG Courtesy: YouTube Last month, we introduced you to French filmmakers Gwenn Lainé and Gwendal Danguy Des Déserts, both quit their jobs to work on a documentary hoping to inspire the inner travelers in all of us. The film captures their journey around the world, interviewing ordinary people who have undergone important life changes. […]

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Give & Surf

A Photographer’s Experience Inspiring Us To Volunteer Travel

Photo: Nicholas Giombi/Photographers Without Borders Below is an interview originally posted on Photographers Without Borders, with their permission, we’re sharing Nicholas’ story in Bocas del Toro at Give and Surf, an organization we support and care immensely about. The interview was written by Mary Cranston.  Photographer Nicholas Giombi recently returned from Bocas del Toro in […]

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Wendy’s May Founder’s Note: #PrayForNepal

BY WENDY HUNG Two weeks ago, I had just flown back from Paris to my home town in Taipei. Within 24 hours, the city experienced 4 earthquakes with the first one striking at 6.4 magnitude. Growing up in, what I often call “the land of shakes,” one would think I’d be used to sporadic quakes lasting 10 seconds at a […]

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11 Organizations Needing Your Support For Earthquake Victims In Nepal

BY WENDY HUNG Having just returned from Nepal two months ago, it is devastating to see the reckless aftermath of a monstrous 7.8 earthquake. Nepal became a country which deeply impacted my heart. A land full of World Heritage Sites that wowed away my imagination but today, they rest in piles of shattered rocks. Every Nepalese taught me immensely about […]

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How “Going With The Flow” Inspired This Volunteer Traveler

BY RYAN WESTERN I woke up during my first morning and was directed to a water taxi that would take me to an island from which the school bus water taxi would pick me up. I did not know whom I was to meet, what they looked like, or where I was going immediately or […]

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Krabi, Thailand’s Island Getaway Made For Animal Lovers

BY LAURA PATERSON Koh Lanta is a small island located about 70 km off the coast of Krabi Town in Southern Thailand. While it is hardly an untouched paradise that has only been visited by intrepid backpackers, it is still one of the most chilled out islands to relax on in Thailand. Koh Lanta has […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio Transforms His Private Island Into An Eco-Friendly Resort

BY TEAM JST Photo: privateislandsmag.com Leonardo DiCaprio is extending his push for environmental activism further by transforming his private island, Blackadore Caye, off of Belize into an eco-friendly luxury resort. According to The New York Times, the multi-nominated Academy Awards star’s vision of a luxury resort will include artificial reefs and manatee homes. In 2005, DiCaprio […]

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