Using Your Unique Gifts

Israeli Artist, Udi Merioz, interviewed in Jerusalem

Israeli Artist, Udi Merioz, is a prominent figure in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. While his artwork is stunning, it is his authenticity and ability to connect with people that makes his art unique. Watch the video to learn how Udi is using his gift to connect with people and bring joy!

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Creating More Than Art

Meet the community of artists that make up Creative Clay St.Pete! Inclusivity in the Arts for people with disabilities is at the core of what they do, and after watching this piece I hope it allows for you to see the power of artistic expression.

Creative Clay in St.Petersburg, Florida provides a space and community for artists with disabilities and neuro-differences to create art. To learn more watch the video above and check out their website here!


The Art of Bengali Cooking

Iti Misra is an “accidental chef” from Kolkata, India West Bengal. She is a highly knowledgeable historian, chef, and overall amazing company! Iti made a traditional (and seasonal) Bengali lunch for me while I was in Kolkata. If you are planning a trip to Kolkata, I highly recommend scheduling a dinner or lunch with Iti through the Traveling Spoon website.


New Opportunities With Old Material

Echo Handmade Roslyn

ECHO Handmade

Creating jobs, combating homelessness in Hillsborough County Florida, fighting hunger, and saving the environment.

Dancing to End Poaching in the Serengeti

An annual anti-poaching campaign event, "Dance for Conservation", is held outside the Serengeti National Park in the community near Lamadi. A Tanzanian NGO, "Peace for Conservation", brings a voice to the women and men in the Western Corridor of the Serengeti to stop poaching in the area.

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Kenya: Maasai Girl's Rescue Safe House

Strong, inspiring, and empowered young girls working towards a better future through education. 

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Boda Boda: Anti-Poaching Documentary

An insight into the effects of wildlife poaching on the communities bordering the Serengeti National Park. Specifically how the young men in the communities are being targeted as "Boda Boda" (motorcycle) drivers to transport illegal bushmeat and ivory in the Western Corridor of the Serengeti.

Official Selection at the 2018 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in NYC.

Tanzania: Friends of Saanane 

Saanane Island National Park in Lake Victoria, Tanzania has just launched a new way for foreigners and locals alike to get involved with saving and caring for the national park's wildlife. As the first "Friend of Saanane", I could not be more excited about sharing this beautiful island with everyone.

Artist Inspires Others to Visit Mwanza

Meja Salimu, a sought after artist, paints work that represents Tanzanian culture. He offers foreigners a chance to learn artwork here in Mwanza Tanzania, all while learning about the rich culture that influences him. Check out why he is my favorite Tanzanian artist!



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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