As an environmentalist, it might sound counterintuitive to get on a plane which significantly pollutes our environment. But for some of us, traveling comes with the job we have, or it's the only way to see our distant family members, or we simply love exploring new places (guilty). While flying makes me feel a tad … Continue reading How To Travel Eco-Consciously
The idea of packing up your bags, loading up the car with your best friend and heading Southwest sounds like a dream, until you realize you need to make cooking, bathing, sleeping and all other human necessities happen out of a Kia Sedona. Before leaving on our 3 month adventure, we did a lot of … Continue reading Van-life: Finding Comfort in Discomfort
Well, it turns out many people in Nicaragua eat sea turtles and their eggs even though it is illegal, there isn't much regulation. At first it was really devastating to hear as an environmental education volunteer, and while it's still devastating, I understand that eating sea turtle eggs is a tradition that has been passed … Continue reading Sea Turtles… Friends or Food?
Young girls and boys dressed in traditional Nicaraguan clothes of all colors, marching, music, dancing and a whole lot of pride for this charming country. This is the atmosphere on September 14th during Nicaragua's Independence Day and September 15th during the Independence day of all of Central America. Weeks before the holidays you can hear … Continue reading Living in Nicaragua as A Peace Corps Volunteer
This is the day I leave for Peace Corps, nerves and adrenaline are doing their thing. Mom, Dad and I get up 4 hours early to pack any last minute items and I am already dreading the goodbye, the forceful growing up that entails my two years service abroad. My family and my friends are … Continue reading Leaving For The Peace Corps
The time is fast approaching! A month countdown begins today, before I leave the USA to serve in the Peace Corps for two whole years!!(yes, I’ll be nearing age 24 by the time I get back, crazy, I know) Where am I going you wonder? Nicaragua, where i’ll be teaching environmental education to primary school … Continue reading Packing for Peace Corps (While Saving the Earth)