• Zambia

    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 out, and funds that need to be raised all before you step foot on a plane. Once you realize that volunteering overseas is a journey worth taking, using the steps below as guideline will help you to make informed decisions about your trip! Identify Your Skill Set & Research Volunteer Projects You may have your heart set on a particular project because it sounds interesting, but that doesn’t necessarily…

  • Zambia

    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 cover. Interest was replaced with obsession, and the mysteriousness of the continent was both intoxicating and alluring. Never in my wildest dreams had I ever imagined that my first trip to Africa would have me walking with lions. The opportunity to go to Africa presented itself a couple of years ago. I decided to offload the lion’s share (pun intended) of my personal belongings, including an apartment, and…