It is an amazing feeling knowing that when your dreams and your passions combine, the possibilities are endless…
My dream: making a difference, touching a life.
My passions: traveling and learning about other cultures (including their foods!).
My endeavors: spending time with grassroots, nonprofit organizations all around the world… to live and become immerse in those cultures… and hopefully to make a difference.
With each adventure, excitement and complete contentment fill my days. I have grown and learned so much about myself with every place. I am indebted to those who have shared their lives with me throughout my travels, in person and in spirit. I have been forever changed and moved by these experiences. The impression and impact left upon me with each place is always great. It is my continued hope that I will be able to touch a life in each place I visit.
The work varies in each country, based on the need. Whether that is working with the orphans, impoverished women or using art to help revive and beautify a remote town depends on the country and the organization. Whenever possible, I offer and share my services to help the organization with their planning, budgeting and numbers.
Ideally, I spend at least a month in each place to contribute however I can. I always opt to live with a host family or with the organization, if possible. I gladly welcome and embrace the opportunities given to me. And I try to allot a few days time in each country to properly and further explore the country’s culture, history, nature, food and people.
I have discovered that even when the travel and exploration is confined to the small town or village where I am working, optimism and the goodness of people are ample stimuli for a memorable and meaningful experience. I appreciate life and all its wonders so much more as a result of my time with the amazing souls and all of the hopes, dreams and positive energy that they all possess. And this is just the beginning.
Kindness inspires me. Love and laughter fuel me. I am able to pursue this dream because of the amazing people in my life, my inspirations. I am proud to share my experiences with you as I travel along this journey.