Humanitarian Travel Uganda

Local Faces: The Nurses of Uganda

November 17, 2017
One of the nurses of Uganda working in a refugee camp

  The Pagirinya Health Center in Adjumani, Uganda where I’m currently volunteering is busy. The small center (more like a clinic by American standards) serves 30,000 people, most of them refugees fleeing violence and famine in South Sudan. The clinic’s resources are limited but the challenges it faces are not. People often think I’m here to “save” Africa, that somehow one white American girl will make all the difference between success and failure on this continent. I get to write…

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SLoth SLeeping at the Jaguar Rescue Center near Manzanillo, Costa Rica

Our Favorite Ethical Animal Encounters

It’s no secret: We’re animal lovers. Our dog sleeps in our bed, we swerve wildly to avoid squirrels in the road, and our messenger apps are full of videos with titles like “Kangaroo and Monkey: Best Friends!” So whenever we travel to a new…

October 7, 2017
A travel first aid kit opened to show the contents inside

11 Things Inside A Nurse’s Travel First Aid Kit

As a nurse who loves to travel off the beaten path, I always try to be as prepared as possible to keep myself and my crew healthy. I can’t count how many times I’ve saved the day with my trusty little travel first aid…

August 28, 2017

Wildlife & Waterfalls in Australia

Press play to see our adventures in Queensland in 3 minutes! (Be sure to turn your sound on!) Toys used in this video: DJI Mavic Pro drone, Olympus TG-4 underwater camera, and an iPhone 7 (which mostly survived sliding down a waterfall)…

August 17, 2017

Swimming with Whales on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

  Seeing the Great Barrier Reef was at the top of our must-do list from the moment we started planning to visit Australia.  With global warming destroying the reef even more rapidly than scientists had expected, we knew this would likely be our last…

August 5, 2017

8 Ethical Travel Tips for Your Next Vacation

First of all, what exactly do we mean by ethical travel? As any of us who are lucky enough to get to explore the world know, travel is a great privilege – and therefore a great opportunity which we can either seize or miss. Every…

July 12, 2017

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