Here’s what it’s really like to grow up in an orphanage in Kenya. Educate yourself on the truths of this negative tourism sector.
Dear Potential Volunteers, Do you want a great volunteer travel experience and truly want to help? But you don’t want to get involved with unethical practices or bad “voluntourism?” You want to “volunteer abroad” and that’s different, right? Unfortunately, it’s […]
Looking to travel to Italy’s Cinque Terre? Italy expert and creator of Traveling Through Life Jessica Yeager shares where to eat and drink, how to immerse yourself in local culture, where to take in an Italian Riviera sunset, and how […]
When I met Maria and Carmen, they were young, grade-school-age girls. They owned no more than the ragged clothes on their back. They had never been to school. They owned no shoes. Their days were spent scavenging recyclables in mounds […]
Jessie on a Journey is participating in the first annual Travel Bloggers Without Borders fundraising event, which is seeking to make a difference by raising a total of $10,000 to help provide tuition for 55 young children to attend school […]
Thanks to an initiative by the Global Soap Project, hotel guests don’t have to feel bad about not using the entire bar of soap during their hotel stay. The organization receives partially-used soap from more than 1,100 hotels across North […]
Having nobody to travel with shouldn’t stop you from visiting the destinations you dream of going to. In fact, meeting others on the road is a lot easier than people think. To help you make friends while traveling solo, use […]