Brianne Miers

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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Womentum Pays it Forward to Help Women around the World

Brianne Miers - February 20, 2017
women in India

Prabha Dublish is the co-founder of Womentum, a non-profit organization that crowdfunds donations to help women in developing countries start their own businesses. A junior at Babson College, she got the idea for Womentum after a trip to Delhi, India, in summer 2015. Womentum launched in April 2016 and has since funded women entrepreneurs in India, Uganda, Ecuador, and Colombia. 

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January: History is Happening

Brianne Miers - January 31, 2017
protest signs at Whitney Museum of American Art

Boston I had been looking forward to a quiet January after the hustle and bustle of November and December, but soon after the new year, a new resident moved into the White House, as you might have heard. So on one chilly Saturday, instead of huddling under a blanket, and catching up on books and movies, I joined about 175,000 other fired-up New Englanders on Boston Common for the …

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Best Places to Volunteer with Animals around the World

Brianne Miers - January 30, 2017
La Senda Verde Bolivia

Inspired by my recent visit to the island of Palawan in the Philippines, where I was lucky enough to swim with whale sharks in a completely natural settling, I wanted to spread the word about other tours, attractions and experiences that are encouraging positive interactions between humans and nature. So I asked some fellow travel bloggers to share their favorite responsible wildlife encounters from around the world.  This …

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Best Places to See Elephants in Southeast Asia

Brianne Miers - January 20, 2017
baby elephant at MandaLao in Luang Prabang, Laos

Inspired by my recent visit to the island of Palawan in the Philippines, where I was lucky enough to swim with whale sharks in a completely natural settling, I wanted to spread the word about other tours, attractions and experiences that are encouraging positive interactions between humans and nature. So I asked some fellow travel bloggers to share their favorite responsible wildlife encounters from around the world.  This …

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More Responsible Wildlife Encounters from Around the World

Brianne Miers - January 16, 2017
Apo Island in the Philippines

Inspired by my recent visit to the island of Palawan in the Philippines, where I was lucky enough to swim with whale sharks in a completely natural settling, I wanted to spread the word about other tours, attractions and experiences that are encouraging positive interactions between humans and nature. So I asked some fellow travel bloggers to share their favorite responsible wildlife encounters from around the world. This is …

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