Fifty-three Kenyan seventh graders and an English book…GO!

Posted on February 5th, 2014 by BreAnn

There’s something about being handed a falling-apart English book, being given NO guidance or lesson plan, and standing yourself in front of 50+ African seventh graders in a dirty, cement classroom with no electricity, desks falling apart, and being equipped with ONLY a single piece of chalk and your brain and being told by the […]

Volunteering in Trat: The most fulfilling experience of the trip thus far

Posted on August 30th, 2013 by James

Hello! James here… So there we were again: stuck at another border crossing with travel agencies that didn’t see BreAnn and I as anything more than walking cash machines.  This time, we were exiting Cambodia and trying to make our way through the eastern boarder of Thailand.  We were on our way to the small […]

Phnom Penh: A beautiful city with a horrific past

Posted on August 15th, 2013 by BreAnn

Cambodia is a unique developing country, full of amazing temples and architecture, but it is also a country that is emerging from decades of civil conflict including a massive genocide in the 1970s. Either way, it is definitely an interesting place to visit. Crossing the border from Vietnam into Cambodia (on June 23rd), we visibly […]

Shocking Cambodia statistics: Average salaries $1/day, one-fifth of the population killed in the 70s, and more

Posted on August 4th, 2013 by BreAnn

When I was researching these statistics for Cambodia, I WAS ABSOLUTELY BLOWN AWAY! Most people in Cambodia only earn $1 per day salary, only 45% of Cambodian kids actually finish elementary school, men’s life expectancy is only 60 years old, and over one-fifth of Cambodia’s population was killed in a matter of three years (1975-78) […]

Getting more depth out of your travel experience

Posted on July 9th, 2013 by BreAnn

Many people travel to places just to “see the sights.” Stay at a fancy hotel with nice sheets. Eat at a nice restaurant by the beach. Sit on the white sand and watch the ocean. And because of the lack of vacation time, they pretty much get-in-get-out and move on. In some circumstances, a relaxing […]

Living a “full life” and deciding what’s most important in yours (a motivational story)

Posted on April 7th, 2013 by BreAnn

Nǐ hǎo!  Greetings from Hong Kong! Sorry… you may be confused as to our whereabouts (if you haven’t been “stalking” our RTW map, haha!!) The last blog post was from Japan, and I still have a couple more Japan posts I’m currently working on . . . I’m just a little behind in my writing […]

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