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Slow Travel: A Slovenian Countryside Homestay With A Curative Twist

I’m currently standing in a fragrant forest in Plave — a small village in Slovenia — lush with wild garlic, primrose and chives. Well, not really standing. Picking. With bent knees and basket in hand.

Starting the fire in the small rock oven. Photo courtesy of Katie Foote.

Peruvian Culture: Giving Thanks To Mother Earth Through A Volunteer Homestay Experience

As the heart of the Incan empire, the city of Cuzco, Peru represents the center of the indigenous Quechua culture. Beneath well-preserved colonial architecture and churches introduced by the Spanish conquerors, you can still spot Inca walls and roads supporting […]

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Unraveling The Roots Of Malnutrition In Haiti

Haiti is a tropical paradise where babies can be seen flying through crowded streets at fast speeds on motorbikes held tightly in the arms of their guardians. There are so many pressing needs in Haiti, the poorest country in the […]

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#ProjectLoveNote: An Honest Letter To My Hometown

“You’re not from around here.” “Excuse me?” I looked up to find an old man grinning at me. “You’re not from around here. You smile like a country girl.” “Um….” “It’s a good thing. People around here don’t smile like […]

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Revolt, Resistance, Renewal: A History of Paris In The Wake Of Charlie Hebdo

Paris, to me, is a city that always feels like itself. Even as it changes, it always feels the same, au fond, deep down. But what do I know? I’ve only lived here eight years. I’m not French, not Parisian, and likely […]

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Masala Vada & Cutting Chai: Experiencing Indian Culture Via Train

Being an expat Indian, my husband and I are on the one hand, thankful for the experiences and adventures our son gets to have at such a young age. On the other hand, we sometimes rue that he doesn’t fully […]

A Small Farm Tour Exploring Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

A Small Farm Tour Exploring Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

Despite being a tea drinker, when you’re given the opportunity to visit Jamaica and taste one of the finest coffees in the world — directly from the place where it’s grow — you don’t say no. I got such a […]