Travel Journal

Notes from the field

Holy smokes! It has been only a little over two weeks, and what an adventure it has been so far. From the busy city of Lima straight into the jungle, all while traveling in style - a 30-hour bus ride, crammed combis (vans) on windy roads, and a three day ride on a shipping boat down the Amazon River.  ...

y passion for agriculture started in a classroom discussing a food system I had grown up in: the industrial food system of the U.S. I was familiar with the pitfalls of this system, from animal welfare to longterm food supply sustainability. Through courses during my previous years of undergrad, I knew all about climate change, what was causing it, and what the consequences were....

After spending a few nights in Miraflores and absolutely falling in love with the charm and passion of this city,  Landon and I walked down to the lighthouse overlooking the water and wrote this song....

Before writing this, it is important to note that I cannot represent the voices of my entire group, and others may have different outlooks than I do about what we've seen or what we're doing. ...

Upon completing my undergrad thesis on alternative and sustainable learning environments, my conclusion deciphered how the presence of change within our society could be most effectively achieved amongst children....

On one of our last nights at Kausay Punku, we had “community day” with the community of Maska. All of us staying at the farm went up to the local soccer field to play with the kids. First we played a soccer game against them, then we watched them play each other....

As a person who can't say that they have ever taken a legitimate cooking class, I wasn't really sure on what to expect when I headed into my first one at "Cooking at Home" in Chiang Mai. However I can confidently say that I was very pleasantly surprised at not only the quality, but also the format in which it was provided....

As Plato once said, "Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything." What would Titanic be without "My Heart Will Go On," Ghostbusters without "Who You Gonna Call," or Singing in the Rain without... well, "Singing in the Rain"?...

It’s my first night in Cambodia and I find myself on the rooftop patio at a hostel in Battambang eating dinner with a few other travelers. We are sharing stories about our latest adventures, describing our favorite meals, and talking about our future destinations — the typical backpacker stuff....

One day my feathered nest was set ablaze All the ways In which it changed me are tragically amazing....

Holy smokes! It's been only a little over two weeks and what an adventure it's been so far. From the busy city of Lima to straight into the jungle, all while traveling in style: a 30-hour bus ride, crammed combis (vans) on windy roads, and a three-day ride on a shipping boat down the Amazon River....