What I wish I knew when I was 25

In September 2011, I packed up my bags and bought a one-way ticket to Cambodia. I was determined to ‘make a difference’. My intentions for moving there were good, but as I soon realised, good intentions aren’t good enough. I

Essential Reading on Voluntourism

With international travel from Australia still a year away, now is the perfect time to educate yourself on why you shouldn’t spend your next trip volunteering overseas. Picking up a hammer, piece of chalk or spade to help people in

The Silver Lining of COVID-19

We have to look at the silver linings, don’t we? I was naive when COVID-19 hit. I assumed it would be a short-term problem; that it would be over in a few months and we could all continue as normal.

Resources on voluntourism

Voluntourism (short-term volunteering overseas), at first glance, is a wonderful thing. But when we delve further, things aren’t as they seem. If you want to know more about the unintended consequences of voluntourism, and why it isn’t the best way

It’s time to rethink voluntourism

Reposted from Thrive Global. What keeps you awake at night tossing and turning? Is it worrying about your children, that upcoming work presentation or the incoming bills? For me, it is voluntourism [short-term overseas volunteering]. I know what you are