Category Archives: Travel

Haiti Journal: Part VI

March 17 This morning several of the young girls from the elementary school are outside their dorm sweeping the walkway, picking up trash, even raking the plots of dirt out front, giving the area the overall appearance of well manicured space. I sit down on a wall nearby and chat with them. Ricky and Shae’s […]

Haiti Journal: Part V

March 16 U.S. Embassy Alerts The following morning I download my email while lying in bed. More warnings from the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince. “Demonstration Alert – Downtown area of Port-au-Prince (Ministry of Interior near the National Palace in Champs de Mars; Grand Rue; St. Jean Bosco Church towards Bel-Air; Ministry of Social Affairs on […]

Haiti Journal: Part IV

March 15 With each new day what hope is there among the Haitian people that they might experience, in their lifetime, real change? When progress seems a distant prospect, each day requires a level of grit and determination, of patience and faith, that would be difficult for many living in the developed world to fathom, […]

Haiti Journal: Part III

Haiti Journal, March 14 (continued) Windows down as we drive at 50+ mph on a two-lane highway toward the town of St. Marc, the nearest place to buy wood for the cafeteria ceiling. Large piles of trash sit in the street that we drive around without slowing. It could be that the piles have been […]

Haiti Journal: Part II

March 13 Our quarters at Canaan are on the second floor above the crouche (pronounced “crush”). The crouche is where the babies are kept. I can hear one of them crying. The building is cinderblock with a tin roof. There are two sets of five steps, at a right angle to the door, which is […]

Travel As Service: A Mission Trip to Haiti

Travel can do many things. It can excite, or it can frighten. Travel can relax and it can also be trying. The beauty or chaos of a new place can awaken senses that lie dormant when we are at home. Travel can introduce us to new people, cultures and environments. It can teach and it can inspire. Travel can even change our perspective on life. The best travel, I believe, does all of these things.

Jane Goodall Movie

A movie on the life of Jane Goodall is coming to theaters near you! One of the great champions of the nature world, Jane Goodall left England at 26-years old to study human beings closest relative, the chimpanzee. Setting up a camp in the Gombe Forest of Tanzania, equipped with little more than a notebook […]

A Visit to the American Museum of Natural History

Spending one single day at the American Museum of Natural History is not enough. You could literally spend days, even weeks visiting the museum’s many amazing exhibits. The museum has an Earth and Space Hall, Animal Hall, Fossil Hall, Environment Hall, Human and Culture Hall. So, yeah…the museum is BIG! And the exhibits are so […]

Soul of the Elephant

Released in 2015, Soul of the Elephant is the 16th movie by the award-winning filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert. The adventurous couple has been making films, protecting wildlife, and preserving habitat in Botswana for over 30 years. We are big fans of the Jouberts. Their films, photography and dedication to conservation inspired us before we traveled […]