Solo Travel 101

To travel alone, what does this mean? To some, it might be frightening, uncertain, perhaps even impossible. To others, to me, it is pure freedom. There is an exhilaration, as if your soul is awakened and your arms are outstretched, embracing a world different from your own.  Whether you're traveling some place new and foreign, …

My Favorite Tree

This tree is my favorite in the world. In 2002 I attended a Hog Island Youth Ecology Camp for 10 days. Towards the end of our camp, the instructors asked us to go for a walk along the east shore trail, find a place where we could sit quietly, and then journal our thoughts about …

Day 3 Road Trip-TShirt Series: Clothing for a Cause

For full description of this tshirt blogging series, please visit this page. DAY 3: Elephant Valley Project The Elephant Valley Project (EVP) is an elephant sanctuary based out of Mondulkiri, Cambodia, roughly a seven-hour bus ride east of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city. EVP works to rescue captive elephants from exploitation and labor throughout Cambodia. The …