Travel Journal

Notes from the field

Every year, our Alumni Project Fund provides kick-starter grants to ignite solutions to some of our world’s most pressing problems. We’ve put together a couple of videos to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the Project Fund but were too afraid to......

2016, amirite?! Every once in a while, a headline pops up in the news that makes me seriously question my own grip on reality. 2016 had, like, a hundred of them....

This is a story of a badass group of women in Kenya leading the charge to create change within their community. Pamoja Tuinuke, a farmers empowerment program based out of Nyeri, was united and founded by women-led self-help groups spread across thirty-eight communities to address local issues. These women are actively solving problems with innovative solutions while simultaneously serving as an example to young girls and other women around them to assume leadership positions....

It is a typically chilly night in Jerusalem. It is the Sabbath, and as I stand on my balcony gazing out into the city, I’m struck by the silence the Sabbath brings. Shops are closed, the streets are devoid of the weekly bustle, and there is a rare atmosphere of peace in a city shrouded in conflict....

For the second year in a row, OG is teaming up with the Women in Travel Summit (WITS) – the premier conference for women travel bloggers, global explorers, and travel industry entrepreneurs! Organized by Wanderful, WITS aims to create an empowering and supportive environment for women......

Our participants have been roaming the world; from Iquitos deep in the Peruvian Amazon to the bustling city of Accra, and from the riverside of Phnom Penh to the mountain ranges of the Himalayas, they've been taking us with them. We've been blown away by this year's photo competition submissions! ...

Travel changes your perspective on everything, potatoes included. It turns out that all it took to give this underappreciated root some more love was a gruelling 6-day trek through sun-drenched valleys and rugged desert mountains, ice-cold rivers, and a climb up to a 17,000 foot high mountain pass. ...

It was a helluva time bidding farewell to my home and family in Peru. As goodbyes began, so did my process of learning to reconcile life in Peru with life in the States....

Arriving to wooden cabins facing a beautiful, still lake, surrounded by mountains, all while being greeted by the neighbouring community: Welcome to Chahuay! A beautiful, surreal place with many adventurous opportunities!...

OG redefines friendship by selecting some of the most amazing people you will ever meet. We're a family. Not that Jim and Becca are our mum and dad, but that they, too, are two of my newest 14 siblings....