Month: May 2016

How The Umbrella Foundation is Helping End “Voluntourism” in Nepal

How The Umbrella Foundation is Helping End “Voluntourism” in Nepal

In summer 2003, I volunteered as an English teacher at an all-girls government school in Pokhara, Nepal. Even though my experience was mostly positive, I’ve since questioned whether my decision to volunteer with children was a responsible one, as I’ve learned more about the ugly side of […]

Jobs That Let You See the World: Marketing Specialist for a Tour Operator

Jobs That Let You See the World: Marketing Specialist for a Tour Operator

Since my current job keeps me pretty rooted in one place, I recently interviewed a series of professionals in diverse careers whose jobs let them earn a living and see the world at the same time — the goal is to provide some information and inspiration to […]

Jobs That Let You See the World: Foreign Service Officer

Jobs That Let You See the World: Foreign Service Officer

Since my current job keeps me pretty rooted in one place, I recently interviewed a series of professionals in diverse careers whose jobs let them earn a living and see the world at the same time — the goal is to provide some information and inspiration to […]

Instagram Roundup: Welcome Weekend Escapes

Instagram Roundup: Welcome Weekend Escapes

Even though by Boston standards it was a fairly mild winter this year, spring hasn’t fully taken hold just yet. Much to my dismay, I had to turn on my heat this week, and today I’m wearing stockings.