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If you haven't yet gathered from our plethora of photo galleries here at Jaunted, we are always in the company of at least one camera. While it's worth it to let a DSLR bulk up our luggage for the the slick pictures it produces, we're always looking for something easier than a backpack and more comfortable than a camera strap for toting it along for hikes and more active outdoor activities.
Now I switch to first-person to say that, with an upcoming trip to the nature paradise of Easter Island and lots of volcano climbing ahead, I looked to the Capture Clip from Peak Design, a device that actually found its footing among projects on Kickstarter.
HotelChatter, Jaunted and VegasChatter contributor Globetrotting Gourmet aka one Charyn Pfeuffer will be leaving shortly to begin the biggest trip of her life--a year-long voluntourism adventure she's dubbed The Global Citizen Project. Here she explains what she's doing, how she's doing it and most importantly, why. You can also follow Charyn on her journey on Twitter at the handle, @Global_Gourmet as well as read her blog for more in-depth updates.
In seven sleeps, Iíll be on a cross-country red-eye to Miami and then on to Tegucigalpa, Honduras. As soon as I exhale from the inevitable nail biter of a landing at ToncontŪn International Airport, Iíll embark on the first of 12 volunteer projects Iíll participate in over the course of the next year.
Over the past several years, Iíve spent about one third of my time in Latin American countries, many underserved, but all otherworldly beautiful. I recognize the importance promoting tourism in an editorial capacity plays in a destinationís economic success, but itís been tough to return from such places and reconcile that a bag of my dogís kibble costs more than some families earn in a week.
So, Iíve done what any strong-willed, solution oriented Taurus would do--I've decided to swap my perfectly comfortable, decade plus long food and travel writer career for more humanitarian pursuits.