Not long ago, I came across a post from a popular travel blogger that mentioned the evils of volunteering abroad.
I was surprised by how vehemently she denounced the practice, so I read on.
Before we headed to volunteer in Quito, Ecuador, it had never occurred to me that American (or largely Western) volunteers overseas had a bad reputation. My experiences abroad had always been fruitful, engaged, and rewarding for everyone involved. I was, quite honestly, shocked that the work I did could offend someone….Continue Reading