Chacra Millalen: Volunteering on an Argentina Organic Farm

We took a public bus from nearby El Bolson to the tiny town of El Hoyo, then taxied out to Chacra Millalen, a small organic farm in Patagonia, Argentina where we’d spend the next 4 days volunteering.

…It’s also possible to bring a tent and camp on the land, but we don’t have a tent with us. Then Josephine showed us the three showers and encouraged us to use one of the two that was heated by wood-burning stoves (instead of gas).

Iguazu Falls National Park in Argentina: Falls, Wildlife, Trails

Iguazu Falls were indescribable. The rushing sound of the Devil’s Throat waterfall was unlike anything I had ever heard and the overall expansiveness of the waterfalls was gorgeous. On our second day visiting Iguazu Falls National Park we decided to get off the tourist path and hike the Macuco Nature Trail through the jungle.

Prepare for Extended Travel – 7 Steps to Mentally Prepare Yourself

It took us a while to realize the simple problem: in our pre-departure packing fervor, we’d taken no time to mentally prepare for our travels… Learn from our mistake. Take these steps to get ready for your extended trip so you can start enjoying your destination as soon as you arrive.

Things to Know about Washington, DC Monuments at Night

Updated: April 22nd, 2019I’ve lived in Washington, DC for almost five years and am getting ready to move. As with many places I’ve lived, I’ve enjoyed “playing tourist” while I living here. However, even after doing so many things and seeing so many sites, I still have a few things I either want to do again or to experience for the first time. I also put together a list of what I will miss and … Read more

In Defense of Food – Quotes, Guidelines, and Review

Partly because my last book review post Eat, Pray, Love Quotes was well received and partly because selfishly I want to have my notes from this book in one place for a reference I pulled together my favorite quotes from In Defense of Food…. But I contend that most of what we’re consuming today is no longer, strickly speaking, food at all, and how we’re consuming it — in the car, in frongt of the TV, and increasingly, alone– is not really eating, at least not in the sense that civilization has long understood the term.” “But who knos what else is going on deep in the soul of the carrot.

Resources for Volunteering Abroad and Why You Should Do It

resources for volunteering abroad

Updated: April 22nd, 2019In Volunteering Abroad: 10 Things to Know Before You Go, we discussed everything you should think about before you sign up. With proper planning, it can be the experience of a lifetime. Volunteer Travel Programs Local and Abroad – Volunteer travel is an amazing way to see a place, get to know local culture, and leave a positive footprint. We volunteered while traveling through Argentina. We learned a ton about WWOOFing — … Read more

Volunteering Abroad – 10 Things to Know Before You Sign Up

resources for volunteering abroad

Updated: April 22nd, 2019Volunteering abroad can be an incredibly rewarding experience. You get to spend a few weeks or months saving the rain forest or building houses for people who can’t afford them. Every program is not a good fit for everyone. But there are so many different places and types of work to choose from, you’ll definitely be able to find one that works for you. We’ll cover everything you need to consider when … Read more