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Teaching English in the Community in Dominican Republic
July 20, 2016

Teaching English in the Community in Dominican Republic

Located about an hour drive from Amber Cove, where our Fathom cruise port was, we veered off the paved road to turn down what may just be the worlds bumpiest road. We were on route to Cupey, a tiny village where our group was headed to teach English. English is a skill that is very […]

Three Days in Amsterdam
July 18, 2016

Three Days in Amsterdam

Amsterdam holds a special place in my heart, mainly because it was the first international place I had traveled to on my own. I had Googled “the safest places to travel as a solo female traveler” and with the rave reviews of the city, combined with the cheap flight deals, I jetted off for a […]

See + Sonder Travel Tees Review

See + Sonder Travel Tees Review

Addicted to love? Try addicted to travel.  Have passport. Will travel.  F*ck Routine. Just some of the cute sayings that you can get on a t-shirt, tank top, canvas bag, or other tees from See + Sonder, an online shop selling travel-themed tees for both men and women. The store was started by travel bloggers, […]

Pretending to be Willy Wonka at Chocal in Puerto Plata
July 10, 2016

Pretending to be Willy Wonka at Chocal in Puerto Plata

As we drove out of the gates of Amber Cove, our port in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, we headed up the windy road, taking in the rich green scenery that surrounded us. We were headed to a place which was a dream for the kids on the bus, but also one for us adults too—Chocal, a […]

Dominican Republic with Fathom Cruises [Video]
July 6, 2016

Dominican Republic with Fathom Cruises [Video]

Recently I took off on a one week adventure with Fathom cruises, a new cruise line that combines travel with giving back to the places that you travel too. I headed to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic where I taught English in a small community, helped speed up chocolate production at a local co-operative for women, […]

Changing the World & Traveling: How Astrid Does It All
July 4, 2016

Changing the World & Traveling: How Astrid Does It All

Based in Seattle, Washington, Astrid Vinje is not just a traveler and travel blogger, she also works to better the world in a global health organization. For her, it’s important to have a balance of both travel and adventures, plus her career. I caught up with Astrid to hear more on her career, and how […]

Bringing Clean Water to the Dominican Republic with Fathom Cruises
June 29, 2016

Bringing Clean Water to the Dominican Republic with Fathom Cruises

We use it multiple times a day without even realizing it—to bathe, to drink, to cook, to swim, yet there are some people that wonder when or if they will even get enough of it to keep them alive. Or even worse, when they do have access to it, wonder if it’s safe. If you […]

Cruising & Making an Impact with Fathom to the Dominican Republic
June 27, 2016

Cruising & Making an Impact with Fathom to the Dominican Republic

This past week I went on a unique adventure—my first cruise, my first time to the Dominican Republic, and my first impact travel adventure. I set sail with Fathom on June 19th from the Port of Miami, Florida on my one week adventure that would take me to the Dominican Republic. But Fathom isn’t just […]

Ecotourism in Jordan: Interview with A Piece of Jordan

Ecotourism in Jordan: Interview with A Piece of Jordan

When I recently was visiting Jordan, an organization called A Piece of Jordan reached out to me about going on a community excursion while I was in Petra. Unfortunately my schedule didn’t allow for it, but when I took a deeper look into A Piece of Jordan, I realized the great tours they offered that allowed […]

Channeling My Inner Lawrence of Arabia in Wadi Rum, Jordan
June 8, 2016

Channeling My Inner Lawrence of Arabia in Wadi Rum, Jordan

As I watched out the window and saw the scenery change before my eyes, the regular roadside terrain of Jordan became miles and miles of velvety orange sand. Driving in Jordan was always peaceful, there weren’t traffic jams, and you’d drive for miles without seeing much of anything, but the moment I hit the desert of […]

Wondering what it was like to teach English while traveling with @fathomtravel to the #Dominican? Read here: ow.ly/lUPd302qwIq

Tonight I went to a craft beer bar followed by a salsa dancing bar. Oh #Toronto and its diversity. 💕

I think my @Snapchat story may be proof of how excited I am for @TOBeerFestival tomorrow 🍻 pic.twitter.com/gnkqbLSzMk

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How to spend two days in #Chicago, Illinois. Hint: It includes Pizza! :) ow.ly/TJar302ksCB pic.twitter.com/hmll2Ukjkc

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Helping to bring clean drinking water to #PuertoPlata, Dominican: ow.ly/VIFk302ksvT

A6: It surprised & delighted me! I didn't know what to expect but I really loved it. #TravelDeep twitter.com/Couponmamacita…

I've written about a lot of the impact activities recently on my blog! Check it out: twirltheglobe.com/category/carib… #TravelDeep

A5: I've done water filters, teaching English & Chocal. I'd love to come back and do concrete floors. #TravelDeep twitter.com/fathomtravel/s…

A3: A bathing suit, loads of sunblock, and a reusable water bottle (reduce, reuse, recycle!) #TravelDeep twitter.com/fathomtravel/s…

A2: Get off the resort or boat to actually explore the community. A resort isn't a good representation of a country. #TravelDeep

A1: I have! I traveled with @fathomtravel last month. It was amazing! Read about it here: goo.gl/uJs3IQ #TravelDeep

I created a bite-size itinerary for #Amsterdam from my highlights of my 10-day trip there: ow.ly/ybs4302lzuc pic.twitter.com/RXLqNRgvTR

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Dying to head back to #Spain sometime in the very near future. Who's coming? twitter.com/Cheapflights/s…

A7: Everything I've bought I loved but I love wall art as it's something I can hang in my home & remember forever. #Gotouring

A6: Ask local! They always know the best (and cheapest) places to go. #GoTouring twitter.com/TourRadar/stat…

A5: Buy an extra bag or a bigger carry on. Alternatively, get rid of stuff you won't need anymore like shampoo, etc. #GoTouring

A4: I always try to bring back a Christmas ornament and a patch! Sometimes they can be too hard to find though :( #GoTouring

A3: I rarely go out of my way to head to a mall! I prefer local markets.. especially in #Asia. #GoTouring twitter.com/TourRadar/stat…

A2: Definitely not! Shopping is always an after thought for me :) #GoTouring twitter.com/TourRadar/stat…