If you've ever thought about traveling alone, I'd highly recommend it. If you've decided that you're going to break out of your comfort zone, into the unknown, and take on the world, I've put together a list of 10 safe places to venture alone.
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Ever wonder what it's like to be a venture nomad? Use this post as a viewfinder to answer any questions and to see what it's like to lead the life of a participant at Venture with Impact. Continue reading to find out more about the week in the life of Daniel McMullen.
Ever wonder what it's like to be a venture nomad? Use this post as a viewfinder to answer any questions and to see what it's like to lead the life of a participant at Venture with Impact. Continue reading to find out more about the week in the life of Jesse Olsen.
Meet Kelly Hayes. Since getting her passport, Kelly has traveled to 16 countries on 3 continents and doesn't plan on stopping there. While volunteering with Venture with Impact, she will be teaching English workshops in the local community. As a special part of her journey, she will be accompanied by her 21 month old daughter.
"MOCHE, Inc. (Mobilizing Opportunity through Community Heritage Empowerment Incorporated) is a not for profit organization dedicated to improving the standard of living in impoverished communities, preserving archaeological sites, and promoting research and education on the rich cultural heritage of Peru"
Meet Jenna VanLooven. Jenna has never lived abroad, and excited to finally get an opportunity to do so. Jenna is lucky enough to have a job that allows her to work from anywhere with internet, so she didn't have to convince her boss to work remotely! She is finally at a point in her life that is allowing her to participate in this wonderful volunteer experience. Jenna is most excited to learn something new and give back to the community. Continue reading to learn more about Jenna!
Meet Neil O'Brian. Neil is a PhD student looking to continue his work in a different country. Neil has spent some time abroad, in Oxford, England, during his undergrad degree. After convincing his professors to let him participate in Venture with Impact, Neil is most excited to live in a new country, meet new people, and experience a new culture. Continue reading to learn more about Neil!
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Meet Alyssa Hampton. Alyssa is currently living in London and working for an education company, traveling around the United Kingdom to visit with her clients. A fun fact about Alyssa is that her parents lived abroad before they decided to start their family. As long as she can remember, she has wanted to do the same. Alyssa is most excited to improve her Spanish and learn from a new culture. Continue reading to learn more about Alyssa!
"Vive Peru is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering understanding of Latin American and Peruvian culture and providing much-needed aid to Peruvian communities. We work to promote cultural understanding and implement innovative and self-sustainable programs in the areas of health, education, social work and engineering."
Meet Jesse Olsen. A 32 year old entrepreneur, CEO and founder of Jump Rope Inc. - an EdTech Company. Jesse has a knack for travel, but this will be his first time volunteering abroad. Looking to escape the New England winter, Jesse is most excited to meet new people and make new friends, all while brushing up on his Spanish. Continue reading to find out more about Jesse!
Cas Cas, Perú
To me, a Latin American Córdoba. Narrow streets closed in by cement walls. The wooden Spanish balconies and terra cotta roofing provide hints of old world influence.
Marinera Peruana is the dance of the Peruvian Sierra and originated in Andalucía, Spain
In the past fifty years the pueblito has developed an economía de uvas. Uvas are grapes and you'll see them in all parts of Cas Cas. The surrounding green and gold mountains and their valleys have become a home to vineyards, in which millions of grape vines are sowed each year. You can buy a kilo of uvas rojas for 2 soles, about 60 cents. The fat juicy grapes are used to make less delicious semi-seco wine.
After a few weeks of foamy mouth-watery Pisco Sours, I had high expectations for this nationally known wine region just two hours from Trujillo, Perú. The festival of uvas was taking place, which was an opportunity to try all of the local wine in the town's small stadium. Semi-seco, which translates to semi-dry, is in fact not dry at all, it is almost unbearably sweet (for a wine). The wine is hardly fermented and sugar is added after the fermentation process. There is an even sweeter wine (the dulce) that is available at all of the bodegas (wine stores). According to the French guy whom I traveled with, the region's seco (dry) wine is worse than the cheapest boxed wine one can find in France. Maybe I was being a bit bougie when I asked at one of the bodegas, "would you compare this to a Cabernet?" The shop owner replied with a confused and somewhat irritated look.
Needless to say the local flavors were somewhat of a let down, but the views made up for it.