Belize Zoo (really an animal sanctuary) offers a hands-on internship program that lasts from two to four weeks. Just want to visit? The money from your ticket will go to taking care of beautiful creatures like Junior Buddy, the zoo’s 11-year-old jaguar.Read More
National Geographic Traveler of the Year Shannon O’Donnell literally wrote The Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook. However, she says that, for most of us, volunteering abroad is not the best way to help the communities we visit. Here's what is.Read More
Look up #vanlife on Instagram, and you’ll find nearly 3 million photos of perfect couples cruising through the desert or sipping beer on top of their VWs. But there are also many people who couldn't care less about Insta fame — they’re choosing to live in vans or RVs or old bread trucks because they want a simpler life. Fewer things. More experiences. Here's the beginner's guide to van life.Read More
Jen Glantz, the world’s first bridesmaid-for-hire loved living in New York City, but she didn’t love the expense, and she was stuck in a rut. After she and her boyfriend Adam Kossoff both lost their jobs, they created a life in which they could work anywhere while traveling across the U.S. A few months ago, they moved out of New York and started calling a new place home every 30 days.Read More
The 1929 stock market crash devastated many Americans. But for single women, the Great Depression that followed was not all a bad story. People were putting off marriage and, for the first time, many single women went to work, lived, and even traveled independently. For guidance, they looked to their favorite guru to the single girl, Marjorie Hillis, a successful author and bachelorette living a glam life in New York. Here's how Marjorie helped a generation of women thrive in the 1930s.Read More
As flames lashed the Napa and Sonoma Valley wine regions in October, vineyard owner Amelia Ceja was speaking up for the workers she saw cultivating smoky vineyards without protective masks. Amelia is a Mexican immigrant who built a multi-million dollar wine business, and she was once a grape picker herself.
In this episode of the Postcard Academy podcast, Amelia shares her journey from moving to America without knowing English to owning a multi-million dollar company.Read More
If you like food porn, this week’s podcast guest will have you screaming from the rooftops. Cenk Sönmezsoy is an award-winning food blogger, photographer, and self-described shameless chocoholic from İstanbul, Turkey. He’s also author of the masterpiece, The Artful Baker: Extraordinary Desserts From an Obsessive Home Baker.Read More