The biggest advantage of being a leaper in Madagascar is the scope of opportunity available to you. After 8 weeks here, I’m still trying new things and still furthering the adventure each day at a time.    At this point the only leapers that are left are the “10 weekers”. Everyone else has gone… Read More


My name is Laura, and I’m 19 years old . I’ve always possessed an insatiable desire to travel as widely and diversely as possible, and a gap year seemed the perfect opportunity to satisfy this urge. Tanzania is a place that seemed, to someone living a very privileged (yet also undoubtedly very sheltered) life to… Read More


I can’t believe it’s been 2 weeks since the last update! Time has flown by, and while it feels like just yesterday that I had my first lemur encounter in the park, so very much has happend in between. The stunning scenery here never gets old-despite now being here for three weeks, I still manage… Read More


Week two’s service was definitely a nice combination of physical work, creative outlets, and further immersion into the community.  The weekend began with a nice boat outing with a few of us Saturday morning.  On the boat we had the chance to see whales, turtles, fish, and even one small shark.  We were also able… Read More


The team arrived back in Kuching all very excited to re-enter the modern world. We loved the simple living in the village but we were excited to shamelessly eat McDonalds, catch up with friends and family and get a much needed massage!   Next it was time to fly to Mulu national park. It was… Read More


Time seems to have flown by this week! After a very sad farewell to the majority of the gaps in the early hours on Saturday morning the 7 of us remaining set off on our trip to Kruger ready for a weekend of camping in the bush. The journey there consisted of several horror stories… Read More


We have officially arrived in Arusha and are beyond happy to be here. On Friday I landed in Kilimanjaro Airport along with about half of the leapers on this trip. Exhausted from jet lag, we all stumbled through the small airport beside the other adventurers we had flown with and made our way through customs… Read More


After flights taking us half way across the world and, for many, lasting way too many days to keep track of, landing in Nosy Be felt a little surreal and dream-like. I think we would all agree that since that short boat ride took us across to our Little paradise island of Nosy Komba, time… Read More