Author: Justine Yu

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...

As we ramp up for yet another summer of great adventure and positive impact, we know how important it is to look back on our experiences. As such, it is with great excitement that we present our 2015 Partnership Report. In the summer of 2015, our backpacktivists raised...

At Operation Groundswell, we know the power of storytelling to create connections, challenge assumptions, and spark critical conversations. That's why we've partnered with INKspire, a non-profit organization that strives to inspire and engage youth by providing a dedicated publishing platform to share their stories, thoughts, and...

Tiny Toones Cambodia’s mission is to provide a safe, positive environment for at‐risk youth in Phnom Penh to channel their energy and creativity into the arts and education, specifically through hip-hop dance. They seek to empower these children to build self‐confidence in their daily lives,...

After nine years of running programs, Operation Groundswell has worked with some incredible organizations on projects that have shaped, changed, and motivated everyone involved. 2015 was no exception; this past year we saw more projects that inspired participants, encouraged partners, and positively impacted communities around...

With over a thousand applications pouring in for our summer programs, we are so excited to announce that we have our early bird winner! Eleanor Hein was randomly selected as our early bird winner, which means her round-trip flight to join our Guatemala: Mayan Roots team is...

OG is headed to California, baby!! That's right! We've teamed up with the Women in Travel Summit (WITS) - the premier conference for women travel bloggers, global explorers, and travel industry entrepreneurs! Organized by the good folks at Wanderful, WITS aims to create an empowering and...

We're excited to announce that anyone who applies before our early bird deadline on February 26 will be automagically entered in a raffle to win a free trip with OG. All you gotta do is tell us where you wanna go. It's really that easy!...