Monthly Archives: January 2015


All That Baggage…

On my most recent trip abroad, I found myself at one of the worst airports I've ever been to for an extended layover. It was dirty and chaotic and most of the people I encountered were not the...'happiest', let's just say. It got me thinking, what is it about airports [...]

Interview With Caroline Stolzy

When I first met Maia, almost 2 years ago now, I was struck by her smile and openness. Her face was literally an invitation to talk. When I discovered her passion for travel and volunteering, I knew that open face had to have been earned, at least partially, through [...]


Organized Chaos I wrote a lot of notes while in Haiti and sat down to write this blog maaany times, but I haven't known where to start or how to make sense of it all. Now that I'm back in my igloo and have reflected on the experience ad nauseum, I think I've been [...]

The Quest for Balance in 2015

After two weeks of volunteering in small town Haiti without the western comforts of Wifi, air conditioning or consistent showers, I did something I normally don't do - I allowed myself a few days to decompress at a fancy schmancy hotel once back in the capital. This may not seem [...]