Author: Justine Yu

Welcome to the metropolitan centre of East Africa! Nairobi is one of Africa's most dynamic cities and its cosmopolitan charms, cultural treats, and delicious cuisine will capture your heart in no time. ...

Written by Aliza Levy, 2015 Southeast Asia: Cities & Sanctuaries Stop three of the Cities and Sanctuaries journey took us to Moung Russei district in Battambang province, and a four night stay at the Ockenden Permaculture Education Farm (PC farm). We composted, mulched, tree planted, hoed, dug...

Written by Bryan Adams, OG Alumni, Haiti 2012. With the support from Operation Groundswell's Alumni Project Fund, the Ubuntu Blocks Project in Port-au-Prince has established a processing facility to efficiently produce the recycled polystyrene building blocks used in housing construction. In order to provide blocks to ongoing residential...

By the time we reach Banteay Chhmar the sun has already sunk behind us and the darkness is so thick we can barely see. The car lights, however, allow us to catch a glimpse of a young woman coming towards us, while a man is...

We're excited to announce that anyone who applies before our early bird deadline on February 26 will be automagically entered in a raffle to win a free trip with OG. All you gotta do is tell us where you wanna go. It's really that easy!...

There is a high degree of uncertainty you face while travelling - a bus arriving hours behind schedule, the first night in a new hostel, or the comically confusing directions you receive from a local. At first it’s a bit scary but as your days...

OG has a wicked, vibrant, incomparable crew of alumni and this year, they've come together to truly mobilize our groundswell of backpacktivists from all corners of the globe. What does this secretive, yet loud, team of travel-crazy volunteers do? They are here to build OG’s first Alumni...