I'm sitting on the corner of the bed, too hot to reach for one or two of the nearly empty water bottles on their sides, some rolled under the wooden legged bed frame. Both fans are on, spinning fast, quiet for Indian fans. The air conditioning is...

Sweeping over our fresh crew of OGers, the overwhelming scene of Bangkok, Thailand has already won over their hearts. In their words, describing Bangkok as lively, fast, a world of extremes, sticky, crazy, energetic, hot, sweaty, loud, never sleeps, hectic, diverse, friendly, tasty, colorful and...

This morning we went down to the market and haggled with some tro tro drivers to guide us around for the day. We wanted to get out of town and explore some new sites. Since the 12 of us would fill up a whole vehicle...

For our day off on Sunday, Team OG Haiti headed to a beach outside Port-au-Prince. Cramming 15 people into a tap-tap that probably should have sat only 8, we headed out of the city. Two flat tires and a few hours later, we arrived perfectly...

At last, the whole WAD is finally together! The last participants arrived on Friday and we all connected on the sandy shores of beautiful Cape Coast. For some, this was their first time ever seeing the ocean so once we arrived from Accra, the afternoon was...

The group has arrived! All participants are safe and sound after being welcomed by a konpa band at the airport and surviving the craziness that is Haitian customs. In our first two days, we've accomplished so much its hard even to recount it all. We...

Hola! So, it's day four of Body and Mind Peru, and we're just getting revved up! All of our group got here by Monday morning and we set off on a Biking Tour of the coast of Lima. All I can say is wow. I've never...

It has been a glorious week in Toronto. The office crew is in high gear keeping up with trips already on the ground in Kenya, India, Ghana, Peru, Haiti, and Guatemala. When we aren’t drooling over mangoes and kiliwili or imagining what it’s like to...

The OGWAGH trip has started and all is well here in Ghana. After two intro days in Accra - filled with exploration, money exchanging, and a rather zealous visit from street artists - we trekked up to the Volta Region for our orientation in beautiful...

After Jeremy, Michelle and I bused and tro tro-ed from North to South, ate our way through groundnut stews and mangoes, got some Azunto dance lessons from the streets and lived without power ("it is lights out") in our home-way-from-home in Sandema, we are now...

In less than 12 hours, OG Haiti Grassroots Engineering will begin! All of our preparations are complete and we're super stoked that our team is arriving very soon. We won't bore you with too long an update but there's a couple quick moments that are...

It is the same thing every time. A gasp, and a look of puzzlement before they say something like, “You’re not going abroad? Aren’t you sad that you aren’t doing anything cool?” After 5 years of traveling in East Africa, West Africa, and South America, people...