Have you ever wondered what it would be like to drop everything and take off a year to help endangered wildlife? After the loss of two close relatives in the same year, Jane Stanfield — a Colorado resident in her 40s — chose to live life to fullest while she still could. Animal lovers dream of what Jane accomplished on her year-long volunteer journey around the … Continue reading One Woman’s Year Around the World for Wildlife
The other night, I awoke from a deep sleep to silence. There was no cacophony of frogs, no giggling kookaburras, no pitter-patter of possums on the roof, and no cows marching across the lawn throwing water bowls around. There were definitely no wallabies clucking for their babies. These were the sounds of the bush, where I spent nine amazing, life-affirming days on my recent trip … Continue reading Taking Refuge in Australia’s Kindness
Article previously published on NBC Petside.com Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to quit your job and move abroad to rescue animals? Diana Edelman from Maryland did just that. A year ago, fed up with her PR job, 33-year-old Diana decided it was time to follow her dreams. She always knew she wanted to help animals, and that desire took her to Chiang … Continue reading Want to help elephants? Read this inspirational interview with volunteer Diana Edelman at Save Elephant Foundation.
In early August, I spent a week in Guatemala working with Fordham alumni and Share Tours on a new school for kids in Tecpan. In a remote village in Tecpan, overlooking corn fields on hillsides there stood a newly constructed school awaiting a cement pavement and a paint job. A few years ago, the community had gotten together to build the school, but stopped work … Continue reading Guatemala Service Immersion Trip With Fordham Global Outreach and Share Tours