Trip Journal

costa rica

La Fortuna Adventures: White Water Rafting Goes Organic In Costa Rica

Our adventurous trip down the river lasts about two hours, and ends with a delicious buffet of fresh cut pineapple and watermelon before we head to the company owner’s organic farm for lunch.

Indian culture

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 […]

things to do in slovenia

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 […]

malnutrition in Haiti

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 […]