March 2017

The World Water Crisis: How Travelers Can Help

Brianne Miers - March 22, 2017
the floating village of Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia

Today is World Water Day, which brings attention to the fact that 1.8 billion people around the globe live without access to clean drinking water. Anyone who has traveled to developing countries knows all the tips to avoid getting sick from contaminated water – asking for drinks without ice, avoiding fruits and vegetables that have been washed, and using bottled water to brush your teeth.  But can you imagine being at risk …

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Join the Movement, Join Wanderful

Brianne Miers - March 21, 2017
Wanderful members in Costa Rica

My Wanderful Story A little more than two years ago, when I was somewhere in southern India, I got an email about a “Women in Travel Summit’ taking place in Boston a few weeks after my return. I had joined the Wanderful Meetup group but had never made it to one of their events due to my busy work and travel schedule. However, facing the …

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More Organizations Empowering Women around the World

Brianne Miers - March 8, 2017

Today is International Women’s Day, which is dedicated to celebrating “the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.” However, it also recognizes that in many places in the world – even in the developed world – women are still being systemically denied many of the same rights and opportunities that men enjoy. To honor the day, I asked some fellow travelers to recommend organizations they know …

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Organizations Empowering Women around the World

Brianne Miers - March 8, 2017
woman making necklace for Project-Tres in India

Today is International Women’s Day, which is dedicated to celebrating “the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.” However, it also recognizes that in many places in the world – even in the developed world – women are still being systemically denied many of the same rights and opportunities that men enjoy. To honor the day, I asked some fellow travelers to recommend organizations they know …

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February: Armchair Adventures and Sweet Treats

Brianne Miers - March 7, 2017
Boston Harbor at sunset

Yes, I know it’s already a week into March.  Armchair Adventures I spent most of this short month at home in Boston, but I did have a few mental vacations. For the second year in a row, I attended the The Boston Globe Travel Show, where I got to stock up on brochures and chapsticks, and learn more about destinations here in New England and around the world. I …

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