How Should I Prepare For a Volunteer Travel Trip?

Preparing for a volunteer travel trip requires a great deal more than planning an itinerary and booking a ticket. There is a great deal of research required, questions that need to be answered, applications and documents that need to be filled…
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Photo of the Day: The Lioness

If you've been reading my blog over the years, you know I have a special place in my heart for the Africa Lion. I volunteered as a researcher with the African Lion Environmental Research Trust a few years back (read more about my experience…

Walking With Lions: My Time in Zambia

I've known since the third grade that I was destined to go to Africa someday. My fascination began the moment I opened my first National Geographic, a vintage issue dated February 1916, with the headline "How Old is Man?" emblazoned across the…