Hi! My name is Aela, I’m 19, from the United States, and I’m super excited to go on the April trip to Peru. I decided to take a gap year between high school and college to take a little break from the stresses of school and because I haven’t really gotten a chance to do… Read More


Hey there, I’m Ellie; a 22-year-old music lover from North Yorkshire, I like to think I’m a people person and a team player! Studying at University while working part-time has given me the confidence to get stuck into challenges that I am faced with. I have saved since being a student, which as you may… Read More


Words can’t describe this magical place. It’s like no other place I’ve ever been to: the never ending sound of the jungle; the incredible wildlife that we’ve been constantly surrounded by; the immensely tall trees and the beautiful River Napo running right past where we’ve been staying – The Gaia Amazon Eco Lodge. We began… Read More


So this week we started with an early morning road trip to Monteverde. It was a treacherous journey. 3 hours on the mini bus and then a ferry ride and then another 3 hours on the mini bus again. Everyone was very tired when we arrived in Monteverde but we were all blown away by… Read More


Our last few days in Cambodia have sped by. We said goodbye to the Surata school on Monday, collecting our certificates and thanking the Director for having us this week. We enjoyed our last sunset altogether on the beach and went for one last bowl of pasta in the little restaurant next to our hostel!… Read More


Our long weekend of island hopping ended with a day and a half on the beautiful island of Santa Cruz, where we did the land lava tunnels, which was inside of a giant tortoise reserve. It was incredible to see such old formations that were created from molten lava! And the tortoises are just adorable… Read More


It is now the end of our last full week in Cambodia (cry) and with only 4 days left to go the squad is starting to feel a little sad to say the least about leaving this country. This week we’ve been staying in Sihanoukville, working at Surata public school. Our task for the week… Read More


Well on Monday, we had volunteering as usual which was just doing touch ups to signs and then we had our Spanish lessons. In the evening me and my friend Katie decided to do horse riding. It was for 2 hours and we went up in to the mountains and then on to the beach.… Read More