Guatemala Forum

A new kind of travel


Posted by nikkiw on September 24, 2009

In February I went on a volunteer vacation in Guatemala and it was unlike anything I had ever done before. I have been out of the country several times and love to travel, but this was an experience of a lifetime.

I went with PLAY it Forward Adventures. The trip combined a multi-sport adventure with volunteering for a truly all-encompassing experience! My group was able to see the beautiful country and connect with Hiking, biking, and kayaking were in the adventure part of the itinerary and then we were able to build a house for a family in two and a half days. Seeing how grateful the family was brought great joy to my fellow travelers and I as we participated in a blessing ceremony in their new home.

Not only was I able to connect with the local culture, I connected with this group of like minded travelers whom I had never met before the trip. It is amazing how fast you become friends when you are sharing this type of experience together.

I encourage everyone to check this out and travel to experience and to make a difference.

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