Acclaimed Journalist Lisa Ling in Vietnam with Globe Aware

I have been wanting to find the right volunteer tour company for a while and Globe Aware did not disappoint. They customized a program that suited the ages of our kids (there were 6 in all between 4 1/2 and 10). We worked on a couple of different projects that really allowed the kids to learn about the culture and needs of people living in challenged circumstances. We worked very hard but the best part was that we all had so much fun. That’s the motto of Globe Aware: Have fun. Help People. And that’s exactly what we did. I highly recommend using them if you’re looking to do something similar. I suggest going with a couple of families because it makes the experience so much more fun. It’s been worth every penny. I’m hoping to be able to do this every year.

Lisa Ling, March 2018 [Read more…]

5th Annual Nomadic Journey: Life Rediscovery in Vietnam

The perseverance of the Vietnamese people is unwavering, their spirituality is deep, they are hyper active in terms of fitness, and the plant-based foods they consume are pure and divine. This is why I chose a week-long mountain biking tour with Cambodia Cycling to rediscover life while riding from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) to Vung Tau beach city. Continue to travel wide my friends and never rest on your laurels.

After a 22-hour flight from Washington, DC the plan was detailed but exciting. Once breakfast was complete we transferred out of the bustling city Ho Chi Minh to Tan Phu Trung village then rode through the rubber tree plantation to the Cu Chi Tunnels which were dug by Vietnamese during the American War. Next we pedaled from Tan Thanh to Ngai Giao then to Xuyen Moc and Binh Chau Hot Springs to have mud baths. Afterwards the team cycled along the coast to Long Hai in route to Vung Tau Beach City. The last leg had us continuing along the coast while finishing with a climb up to Nho Mountain to enjoy the sea view from inside the arm of the famous Jesus Statue. For more info on riding in East Asia visit http://www.cambodiacycling.com/. [Read more…]