Bringing a journal on any type of volunteer trip is essential. Things happen so quickly that it’s important to jot down daily thoughts and memories before you forget.
Travel During the New Moon of the month (in months October – March).
The bucket list trip.
Traveling alone might seem scary, but it’s not as bad as it seems. You’ll meet tons of friends along the way for the most part and rarely be on your own unless you actually want to be.
The whole notion of “unconditional familial love” was squashed the second it was time to get food. It was like everyone decided to behave like a Yelp Elite food critic when the time came to pick what restaurant you were going to for dinner.
The West often feels like its in a permanent fast forward motion. And so to go back to Ghana, and have everything really slow down, was a welcomed treat.
Traveling alone and on a budget is something I started doing when I was nineteen, the summer after my freshman year of college.
6. Remember: if you’re the one leaving, you’ve got it much easier.
Gifts are not sustainable; they’re only lessening the problem for now, but are not a long-term solution.
23. An app that locates the closest Finnish liquor store.