Santa's Secret

Santa's work isn't finished after Christmas ends. The spirit of giving is forever instilled into one man's daily life by keeping Santa's secret. When you were younger, did you write Santa a letter? Of course you did! Check out the video to see where Santa keeps the children's secret.


Indian Non-Profit in the Himalayas

On a recent trek through northern Uttarakhand, India, Brooke sat down with the founder of a non-profit NGO, ROSE Kanda. Find out what makes this organization so special, and how you can get involved. If the primary school children singing doesn't make you feel all the feels, we don't know what will! You can learn more about the organization and volunteer opportunites HERE.


Not Your Ordinary Coffee Farm

Café de Monteverde, located in the beautiful cloud forest region of Monteverde Costa Rica, is not your ordinary coffee farm. I was lucky enough to spend over 2 weeks with the community and team that makes up Café de Monteverde and the educational program LIFE Monteverde.

 


Guide to Corcovado National Park

Corcovado National Park is the most biodiverse area in the world, housing thousands of species. When trekking into the flourishing jungle, it's important to have a guide to educate you on the wildlife and environment of Corcovado. Having grown up on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, Maikol Salas Sanchez is all too familiar with the jungle. He leads with knowledge and appreciation for the jungle and surrounding area. Take a look at Corcovado and why Maikol love's this piece of the world.
 

Living Pura Vida

"Pura Vida" is one of the most common phrases you'll hear when traveling in Costa Rica. The phrase is not just a slogan for Costa Rica, but is a way of life. Since Costa Rica is now deemed the "Happiest Place on Earth", I took a closer look at how one Costa Rican pro-surfer is living Pura Vida.

 

 


On Mondays We Play Chess

Every Monday Thomas O'Flaherty volunteers his time at Washington Elementary School in Davenport. He spends time reviewing flashcards, helping with reading, and teaching chess to second grade students. Not only has Tom volunteered at the local school for the past 3 years, but has volunteered at Elementary schools as a mentor and friendly face for the past 32 years. His work as an attorney in criminal law has greatly influenced his inclination to volunteer working with the youth. Watch the video to find out more!

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Flea Market Philanthropy 

While browsing the Reykjavik flea market last Saturday, I met a vendor selling crafts created by young girls in the village of Got Agulu, Kenya. Paul Ramses Odoor is the founder of "Tears for Children And Youth Aid." His work here in Iceland provides funding for his home village and the surrounding area in Kenya. Watch the video above for more information!

Meðan vafrað Reykjavíkur flóamarkaði síðasta laugardag , hitti ég seljanda selja handverk búin með ungum stúlkum í þorpinu Got Agulu , Kenya. Paul Ramses Odoor er stofnandi " Tears fyrir börn og unglinga Aid. " Verk hans hér á landi veitir styrki fyrir þorpið heimili hans og nærliggjandi svæði í Kenýa . Horfa á myndskeið hér að ofan til að fá meiri upplýsingar !

Reykjavik Youth Center

The Hitt húsið in Reykjavik is a local Youth Center devoted to enhance artistic endeavors of young people and foster a community of support. Check out the accompanied write up about the youth center here! It was such a pleasure to interview the Icelanders behind the youth center. If you're in the area, stop in and say hello! 

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