How Travelers Can Be Change Agents
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How Travelers Can Be Change Agents

Reposted from Travel-Alchemy Did you know that every time you step out your door, you have an opportunity to make change in the world? When we venture out into the wider world, we can become agents of social and cultural change, transforming the world around us, and within us. Travel affords us an opportunity to […]

Heading to the Heart of the Peruvian Amazon: Iquitos by Boat
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Heading to the Heart of the Peruvian Amazon: Iquitos by Boat

To travel by boat through the Amazon is to travel into an isolated world. It requires ultimate surrender, and constant vigilance. Surrender, because nothing is certain in this riverine world of floating houses, mestizo magic, and pink dolphins. Departure time is irrelevant, if the boat even leaves at all. Vigilance, because everyone, and everything, will […]

Appropriate Transportation:  What it Means to Move
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Appropriate Transportation: What it Means to Move

Last year I began a new life in the rolling hills of rural Missouri. Since my arrival here I’ve given up driving in personal vehicles, planes, and buses. I don’t drive a car, or ride in one. I know this may sound extreme, but it feels like the appropriate thing for me to do given […]

Co-Inspiration: Ignite Experience empowers international entrepreneurs and rural community in Elqui Valley
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Co-Inspiration: Ignite Experience empowers international entrepreneurs and rural community in Elqui Valley

Valle Del Elqui, Chile’s mellow toned, mystical and tranquil gem received 13 international entrepreneurs from Startup Chile. The Ignite Experience was a weekend of exchanging knowledge, inspiring and being inspired by the community and the children of Tierra y Valle. Tierra y Valle is a cultural and sustainability education center  connecting children to nature and […]

Co-Inspiración: La Experiencia Ignite empodero a emprendedores internacionales y a la comunidad rural en el Valle de Elqui
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Co-Inspiración: La Experiencia Ignite empodero a emprendedores internacionales y a la comunidad rural en el Valle de Elqui

El Valle de Elqui, Chile, una mística y tranquila joya de suave tono, recibió 13 emprendedores internacionales del programa StartUp Chile. La Experiencia Ignite fue un fin de semana de intercambio de conocimientos, inspirar y ser inspirados por la comunidad y los niños de Tierra y Valle. Tierra y Valle es un centro educacional para el desarrollo sustentable conectando niños con […]

Casting the Circle: Reflections on A Life Lived Through Permaculture Principles
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Casting the Circle: Reflections on A Life Lived Through Permaculture Principles

Almost seventy people stand in a circle in the fresh morning sunshine of Beltane at OUR Ecovillage on Vancouver Island. We are all here because we have followed our hearts and share the common desire to learn and grow our understanding of Permaculture as Earth Activists. There is an excitement in the air as I […]

The University of the Universe: Waltzing into the Unknown
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The University of the Universe: Waltzing into the Unknown

Conventional wisdom holds that the road to success is a stable, structured, pre-approved, pre-designated life path. However, I have noticed many people find themselves trembling with anxiety in the midst of what has been called an “existential crisis.” As a result, an emergence of pathfinders, wayshowers, and paradigm innovators have been swelling to the surface, […]

Piracanga: On sustainability and spirituality in Bahia, Brazil
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Piracanga: On sustainability and spirituality in Bahia, Brazil

Piracanga is an ecovillage and retreat centre, where a group of friends have chosen to live in community, shaping their reality by their chosen spiritual principles of love, compassion and freedom, whilst trying to put in practice a sustainable way of life. I traveled to the ecovillage in late 2014 and we had agreed on […]