Two Sisters Experience the Juliette Low Seminar from Different Hubs

This post has also been published on the GSCO blog. The Juliette Low Seminar takes place about once every three years, and, in 2019, it took place in 18 hub locations around the world, all at the same time. We learned about the new WAGGGS leadership mindsets, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and how to…

Don’t get closer, buy a bigger camera lens

In National Geographic Traveler Magazine (June/July 2019), I found an article on wildlife tourism, specifically as it pertains to elephant encounters in Thailand. I just happened to be headed to Thailand in November of 2019, so I politely asked my dad if I could rip the article out of his magazine. He looked at me,…

Don’t cry for me, Argentina

Don’t cry for me, Argentina. The truth is, I never left you. –Evita, the musical Today I’m leaving Argentina for the last time (for a while at least). I’ve been in and around Argentina for the last 6ish months and I think I’ve gotten to know Argentina quite well. So I have compiled a list…

High tech (or not): my response to the New York Times

I read this article today from the New York Times and I thought it had some good suggestions but I also thought it was flawed. Since I’ve now been travelling for the last 6 months, I think I’m qualified to share my thoughts on what high tech products you need for your next trip. The…

Flowering llamas

I was told a local folk tale recently and I’d like to share it because I think it’s important. Once there was a shepherd herding his llamas on the mountainsides of the Atacama region in Chile. He could hear someone crying in the field and went to see who it was. He discovered that the…

Salta, la linda

The city of Salta certainly earns its nickname: Salta, la linda (Salta, the lovely), and I enjoyed every moment I was there, I only wish I had had a little more time to explore. So here in review are some of the things I did and some of the things I’ll have to do next…

Picture This

A friend of mine wrote a blog post about this several years ago, but it’s still a relevant topic. In the world today, everyone has a smartphone, which in my experience, means that they don’t know how to work an actual camera. It’s also so easy to take a picture on your phone, and the…

A Celiac guide to Buenos Aires

Needing to eat gluten free food in Buenos Aires was hard at first. I didn’t speak the language very well, especially when it came to identifying food on menus. I spent the first month trying to find bread that wasn’t as dry as coffin dust. So to hopefully save you some time and pain, here’s…

Un Techo para mi país

This past weekend, I built a house in 48 hours. That’s not really a sentence I ever thought I’d write. I joined the organisation Techo this weekend in their fight against poverty in South America and their effort to provide dignified housing for everyone. It was a very rewarding and unique experience full of challenges…

We Are the Future Women in the World

It wasn’t quiet; there were still plenty of people moving and speaking around us, ever busy and efficient. We stood in a circle in the entrance hall and we didn’t say anything for a long moment. It was beginning to sink in that the Women in the World Summit was over and we now had…